It seems like a long-term participant in student politics has decided that selling his integrity is perhaps more important than actually doing what he was elected to do- namely, to represent students’ interests on campus. This strikes me to be particularly unfortunate because Bijan is in position to be re-elected onto the BoG. Unfortunately, it […]

More candidates for various positions have gotten back to me with their interview responses. For your reading pleasure, here they are!David Nogas 1.) If you had to choose one thing from your platform that you would work on, which would it be and why? First year education reform. There’s a lot of things that can […]

BREAKING: Jeremy Wood Back In

Posted by: | January 24, 2009 | 2 Comments

Jeremy Wood has decided to withdraw his withdrawal from the VP Academic race, and is now once again running for office. Here is the statement he released to member of his election facebook group: “Hey everyone. As many of you have probably heard by now I today announced my withdrawal from the VP Academic race. […]

According to [source’s name removed at source’s request.], Jeremy Wood will be dropping out of the VP Academic race and endorsing Sonia Purewal. More on this as it develops.

Adventures in Retraction

Posted by: | January 23, 2009 | 5 Comments

I didn’t take notes at a debate, and it showed; I misattributed a question during the debates, and when I received a note from someone to bolster a group I immediately jumped on it instead of taking the time to ensure I was talking about the right person. It was unprofessional of me, and unfair […]

Link-splosion, January 23

Posted by: | January 23, 2009 | Comments Off on Link-splosion, January 23

As we come to the end of the first week of campaigning, here’s a look at some of the stuff we’ve been reading: A Perspective from the Ubyssey about how the War on Fun is really just paperwork, and a rebuttal from the Radical Beer Tribune. A first from the Ubyssey: a video recap and […]

Debate Photos, January 21

Posted by: | January 23, 2009 | 5 Comments

I’m a big fan of balancing out coverage of the elections, and while it’s fine and well to analyze soundbites and award points, sometimes it’s necessary to post photos of people bearing facial expressions that only appear between words, and for us to come together as a community in laughing at the people who are […]

Election Debates Fail to Impress

Posted by: | January 23, 2009 | 1 Comment

I must admit that I spent a large part of the debates wondering why I was there, and then another part of them wondering “If I were Fire, what puns could I make about these debates?”. Things like “none of the candidates seemed to have spark”, or “candidates preferred flame wars over debates”, or “debates […]

Why don't students vote?

Posted by: | January 22, 2009 | 8 Comments

I’ve heard this question asked countless times- why don’t students care about AMS elections and student politics? Why don’t they vote? How do we get them to vote? I can’t say I have a solution, but it seems to me that this has been a problem for quite some time, so campaign promises that eloquently […]

Rumour has it…

Posted by: | January 22, 2009 | Comments Off on Rumour has it…

So I recently made a post about a rumour that I heard students discussing. I posted the rumour and flagged it as such, as I felt that it was something that students were talking about, and felt that it was something to be discussed. I feel that part of covering elections includes posting things that […]

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