Volume 91, Issue 30

Wednesday, October 22, 1997

Suzuki side kick


Exercise your vote

Re: Student by-elections

To the Editor:
It's election time again and the candidates are making their rounds through the campus, handing out their nifty name tags and authentic flyers (M.I.B, X-Files). But as students accept these advertisements, do they really care about what these candidates are representing? I believe the majority of students are neglecting the fact these candidates are here to represent us, the student body and enhance the quality of our education. I see these candidates going out of their way, inventing creative slogans and themes, to attract students' attention. For example, the theme of Men In Black is one I find intriguing and also very interesting to look at. Candidates should be recognized for their effort, commitment and time put into their campaigns. But are these candidates receiving the full recognition and attention they deserve?

As a student of Western, I am concerned and confused as to why students are not participating in the by-elections when the end results reflect back onto the student body. There are over 24,000 students and, on average, 2,000 students vote. Students need to become more involved for their input to be heard. As John Wooden once said, "the main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team." My advice to other students: become a part of the team, vote today and Western's stardom will succeed.

Zakia Halbouni
Huron/ICS I

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