Opinion: Fuck the Vote

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,…

USC Presidential Platforms: the FIMS Perspective

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…

“Real” Debate Entertaining, Few Surprises

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…

Grounding the “creative” Forgione vid

Having been assailed on all sides by an overly ambitious selection of courses, it was only this Friday that I encountered Andrew Forgione’s USC election campaign video, via The Gazette‘s “Blog the Vote“. My initial impression of it was a decidedly negative one, though I couldn’t quite make out why.  Underneath its expensive veneer was…

MITSC talks to USC presidential candidates

This started as an email to Arden Zwelling but turned into the kind of thing I figured some other people would want to read too, at which point it occurred to me that I had my own publication. Zwelling, for those who have actively stayed out of the know, is the incredible force of nature…