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Letter to the Editor: How I am going to pick my ASUU representation


In the 2000 presidential elections, a small percentage of women voted for Al Gore simply because he was the more attractive looking of the two candidates. In this I have found an idea that seems to appeal to me for a way that I can choose my candidates for ASUU.

This year’s election, in my mind, is a complete farce. Has anyone read the campaign platforms? It seems to me last year’s campaigners said many of the same things and it’s obvious not much of that has happened.

Instead could I hear a platform dealing with health and safety issues such as the tunnel versus crosswalk? I am also curious what these people are doing for us.

I am growing more curious and wary of a group that, on top of their full-ride scholarships and regular paychecks, will happily take our funds and pay themselves and their cell phone bills, then deny us a significantly entertaining competition because of a supposed conflict of interest over the academic integrity of a poker tournament.

I have yet to see a show from the Presenter’s Office that looks like fun. At least last year we had groups like Eclipse, Guster and Elliott Smith. This year has had less than that.

We have this amazing campus and I have a feeling we could be doing a lot more with the people and funds allocated to us besides letting our students throw their funds to outside venues.

We have a fantastic campus, an amazing student body and we are in one heck of a place. Instead of using our money to try to bring everyone onto an island perhaps we should build bridges to let people on and off in comfort and style.

However, until then I suggest the candidates should put pictures of themselves on their campaign posters because I am looking for attractive people to vote for and I doubt I am alone in this sentiment.

John Sparger


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