USC Elections 2014-Media Debate

Last Wednesday was the final debate of the USC Presidential Elections, the Media Debate. Two representatives from the three main campus media outlets, 94.9 CHRW, the Gazette, and The Big Purple Couch asked questions during the three hours. Unlike the past two debates, there were no different sections of the debate and no breaks, going…

Face Off: Pearson vs. Wright FIMSSC Presidential Debate

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,…

Inside and Out: Thoughts on the USC VP Debates

Although “Let the #uscgames begin!” flashed on screen before opening remarks at Tuesday’s VP debate, any spectacle-starved voter would have been disappointed. The usual Twitter feed projection floating above candidates’ heads was put to rest while candidates for the slate-based USC positions of VP External and VP Internal debated key portfolio issues. Aside from moderator…

Mustangs in Office: First USC Presidential Debate of 2013

The UCC is bustling more than usual. You find pamphlets on the floor. Ads play before your YouTube video. It’s written all over the Gazette, Twitter timelines, and washroom walls. It’s election time once again! That is, for upper-year students; first-years like me are still finding their way through this election kerfuffle, and the icing…

Circus in Town at Huron Debate

Stage presence spoke louder than words at yesterday’s presidential debate in Huron’s Great Hall. This was the debate we’d all been waiting for. As current USC members snickered amongst each other in the front row, campaign team members of all presidential stripes and a handful of interested voters sat forward in their seats. Spectators quickly…

USC Debate Analysis: Candidates Play it Safe

The USC presidential campaign is starting to take shape after the candidates made their first debate appearance in front of a packed Mustang Lounge last night. For three hours, Adam Fearnall, Claire McArthur, Logan Ross and Jon Silver fielded questions about their platforms and personalities from USC insiders while #VOTEUSC tweets were projected live on…