Volume 90, Issue 88

Wednesday, March 12, 1997



Stars and council hurt elections

Re: USC elections

To the Editor:

I was personally embarrassed at how the only real paper at Western covered the elections this year. You could have just came out and said "vote for Parks," because anyone who reads your paper would know this is who The Gazette thought was the best choice (the star ratings).

Now I realize that the writers and editors do have a right to exercise there opinions, but it doesn't take a rocket scientist (or at Western, an Ivey MBA, ya right!) to come to the conclusion that The Gazette is the only way most students are informed on the candidates. And you guys made it very clear, Parks was your boy. Sorry if this was not your intention, but you did a pretty good job ruining a couple of candidates' chances, and boosting the chances of others.

Lastly, I would like to comment about the USC. Did they really have to put your star rating article right beside ballot boxes? Anyone who had little knowledge of the candidates could refer to this and cast their vote according to it. They might as well let the candidates campaign at the ballot boxes, some of them might of stood a better chance. Personally, I think that great campaigns were ruined by The Gazette and the USC.

James Edgar
Science I

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