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End of the line: Today may be the last chance to see a pair of legends

If history repeats itself, Ben Yang and Steven Paradise will lose the presidential election for the Associated Students of the University of Utah for the fourth year in a row.

“It’s kind of sad that our campaign will end tomorrow,” Yang said.

Last year, Yang and Paradise made their biggest impact, winning 11 percent of the primary votes while spending only $60.

Because they will graduate, Yang and Paradise have performed their election parody songs, guitar in hand, around campus for the last time. For the past four years, the two have sung their ASUU parody songs around campus.

“We recorded the songs on a computer with pirated software,” Yang said.

Yang and Paradise are selling their CD as a service project for $2 each.

“All of the money will go toward the tsunami victims,” Paradise said. Copies are sold at their performances.

Not only have the two candidates used song as a medium for parody, they have used the Web as well.

The party has also created Web sites poking fun at the Students First and People Incorporated sites. They mimic the designs the other parties used and include bogus names: First People and the Stinc Party.

Working to the create songs, Web sites while as running a campaign has put the two candidates behind in school.

“We’ve dug ourselves in to a deep hole schoolwise. Now we are going to dig ourselves out,” Yang said.

Students can see Yang and Paradise perform at 1 p.m. at the Union Patio and at 6 p.m. at the west side of the Marriott Library.

Some of the songs they have written are: “The Party That Feeds Me,” “Student Body” and “No Pizza, No Cry.” Students can download and listen to the songs at

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