USC election season can be a confusing time for students. How are you supposed to cut through the slogans, flashy videos, and mobs of campaigners to get at the issues that matter? Fortunately, the mitZine team has undertaken the task of breaking down the candidates’ platforms and laying out the bottom line for FIMS students. Keep an eye out for even more USC election coverage in the February issue of the mitZine, which includes this breakdown. Continue reading
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