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Letter to the Editor: ASUU candidates should focus more on tuition hikes and less on parties


Elections are here, and once again promises are being made that are not intended to be kept, like the promise that our officers will rally for tuition freezes on Capitol Hill.

I’ve been at the U for four years now, and I’ve seen four tuition increases. I’ve also participated at the Capitol, and I have never seen our officers lobbying on our behalf.

I’ve attended committee meetings regarding the subject and have seen Salt Lake Community College students attend, I’ve seen Weber, but where are our leaders?

Each year I hear the same nonsense that our student body will halt this. Even if they are going to Capitol Hill, they’ve failed at their promise.

Here’s the deal, my friends and colleagues at the U, those that this new batch of elected people will represent don’t care about parties, football games, slip ‘n’ slides or root-beer chugging. We are too busy working to pay the tuition hikes, so we don’t have time for your parties.

I read in this paper about lack of support for events. Maybe if your student body didn’t have to work the overtime shift, we’d show up, too.

My idea: less parties that no one goes to and more resources devoted to what matters most-the bottom line. If our leaders are not successful in curbing this trend, their play money funds should go toward the spike in tuition cost. Pay as you play could be the new way of looking at leadership.

Who has my vote this upcoming year? The group that’s willing to be held accountable to their promises, because I’m tired of the lies.

Jarum Feichko

Senior, Business

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