Here we are in the midst of the USC elections. We have three presidential candidates who have worked their asses off (as well as numerous other USC candidates who may have done something resembling campaigning). And of course the most important thing is to remember to vote and make your voice heard. Or, you know, fuck that.
I am here to tell you: this USC election, don’t vote.
Unless you really want to.
The USC presidential campaigns have been all style and little substance for the past week and a half; at least, according to the way campus media have talked about them. So far, we’ve focused on the antics and marketing approaches of the three candidates, but now it’s time to slow down for a minute and break down their platforms.
Below, mitZine writers Steven Wright, Paul Craig, Julian Uzielli, and Hadrian Mertins-Kirkwood share their thoughts on the presidential platforms, by breaking down each candidate’s best and worst points from a FIMS perspective. Do you agree with them? Share your thoughts in the comments section after the jump. Continue reading
Although all the usual USC and campus media suspects were in attendance, the number of simply interested students at the highly-anticipated “real” debate tonight was impressive. I was lucky to even find a seat at the back of Huron’s Great Hall, where I took in the evening’s festivities with fellow Zine writers Steve Wright and Julian Uzielli. The event was exceptionally well-run—free wine and cheese is always a plus—so big ups to the Huron, Brescia, and King’s students’ councils for making it happen, and to Dan Moulton for moderating an entertaining debate. Continue reading