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By Erin Conway-Smith
Surfin' the web may no longer be the cool new thing to do, but it's become
standard practice for presidential candidates running in the University
Students' Council elections to create a website.
All of the candidates were provided with room on the main USC elections
page for a picture and brief statement describing why they decided to run
for president. Most of the candidates also provided a link to an external
Kyle Winston – Does not have his own website.
Dan Tolhurst – Tolhurst's website rips off the aesthetics of the
Coca-Cola corporation. He provides surface detail for a long list of
platform ideas, a bio in the form of a list of personal stats (his
favourite colour is baby blue) and downloads of his campaign posters. His
site is basic and easy to read – though Pepsi fans may be annoyed.
Chris Sinal – A flashy intro leads into a very professional-looking
site – the 'Sinal seal' background is particularly nice. Sinal offers up a
succinct bio and extensive list of experience, as well as a detailed
Kevin Shipley – The intro to the site is impressive –
unfortunately, the rest of the site doesn't look nearly as good. His site
is simple and bright – the blue, red and yellow Superman colours prevail.
Shipley provides a detailed platform, though little else.
Marc Raymond – Does not have his own website.
Mike Liebrock – The opening page, one of Liebrock's slick campaign
posters, presented on a purple background, sets the tone. Clean and
professional looking, his website retains the perfect young Tory tone
throughout. His bio is "coming soon" – hopefully in the next few days.
Melissa Groendyk – Her opening page features a modified war
propaganda poster – though it's not clear how this connects to her
campaign. The rest of her site features personal info, a photo gallery of
family and friends, a platform that lacks detail and an unfinished event