Kevin Hurren is a second year student in the Honours Specialization Media, Information & Technoculture program. He's also the current Arts & Entertainment Editor for OPEN WIDE. He also hates long walks on the beach.
When covering the FIMS Presidential debate, I wrote that the two candidates were an interesting dichotomy – like light and dark. No one could have guessed how true that would end up being.
Of the 358 FIMS students who participated in the election this year, 177 voted for Matt Wright and 181 voted for Jordan Pearson. Four votes. That’s all that separated the two candidates from taking on the role of president in next year’s FIMS Student Council. It seems like voters were quite evenly split over what direction to take the faculty in. This is a relatively turbulent time for FIMS, with uncertainties over how we market ourselves to post-secondary students, disjointed course content, a new building, and numerous communication shortcomings.
With Pearson taking the reigns, we’re certainly in store for a year of exciting changes. Stay tuned for a future interview with our incoming president Jordan Pearson.
Until Pearson gets the chance to share his thoughts, sound off in the comments section below. What do you hope to see from the FIMS Student Council next year? What parts of Wright’s platform do you think Pearson should implement? Are you still scraping your jaw off the floor over the close call?
The candidates have done enough talking. Your turn FIMS.
At one point in the FIMSSC Presidential debate Wednesday night, someone in the standing-room-only space leaned against the light switch and half of the room went dark. While the problem was quickly remedied, the audience was briefly left with the image of presidential candidates Matt Wright and Jordan Pearson divided by light and darkness. Personally, I was hoping they’d keep the new lighting: it illustrated just how different these two presidential hopefuls truly are. Continue reading →
With McGuire’s blue scarves, Whelan’s red pants, and Prabhu’s green balloons visible all over campus, it’s easy to get caught up in the USC presidential race. But don’t forget that FIMS, for the first time in three years, has its own candidates to pick from.
A key aspect of FIMS is critical thinking, so what kind of faculty would we be if we didn’t take a hard look at our candidates’ platforms? So here’s some insight into the platforms of FIMSSC presidential candidates Jordan Pearson and Matt Wright. Continue reading →
Sometimes the best “Top 10 Lists” are made up of the ten worst. Here are the five worst television shows and the five worst movies made in 2012. Together they make up the ten worst productions to hit the screen last year. Continue reading →
USC Presidential candidates hope to walk away with the win.
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Andrew Forgione is going to get a big head this election season. When the campaign videos for the 2012 USC presidential candidates were released just after midnight on Tuesday morning, it was clear that Forgione’s campaign methods wouldn’t soon be forgotten.
Right off the bat, third-year Science student, Logan Ross, used a segment of Forgione’s famous Ducksauce tribute in her campaign video; but Ross isn’t the only one to take something away from Forgione’s successful run. All the other candidates—fifth-year Social-Sci student Claire McArthur, fourth-year Huron student Adam Fearnall, and fourth-year FIMS student Jon Silver—are all guilty of using the “Forgione Formula.” Continue reading →