The Gazette critiques USC prez candidates' debate

The three University Students' Council presidential candidates faced off in their first public debate yesterday. Here's The Gazette's thoughts on the candidates' debating skills.

Tuesday, February 13th, 2007

The three University Students’ Council presidential candidates faced off in their first public debate yesterday. Here’s The Gazette’s thoughts on the candidates’ debating skills:

Josh Safer
" clearly the underdog candidate
" lack of USC leadership experience is apparent; he considers himself “the third option”
" when pressed about his unwillingness to outline platform points, Safer claimed he wants to be the students’ voice by talking to people and using their concerns to make decisions
" aside from a few witty one-liners, Safer didn’t engage much in any actual debate

Chris Reynolds
" appeared confident and well-prepared
" spoke extremely passionately
" took every opportunity to promote his ideas and critique Stevenson’s
" repeatedly offered quick rebuttals
" His campaign team was well-represented, supportive and loud, making Reynolds seem like the fan favourite
" occasionally lapsed into using catch-phrases and rhetoric rather than explaining details

Tom Stevenson
" appeared down-to-earth, genuine and calm
" portrayed a relaxed, laid-back and no-nonsense persona
" never got frustrated, even when Reynolds openly criticized specific points of his platform
" spoke slowly and clearly throughout the debate
" his body language and sometimes expressionless face could be misinterpreted as disinterest

Yesterday Reynolds and Stevenson went head-to-head on several hot issues. (read more)

Princeton couldn't predict the shut down of its ESP lab

This week outside the "Western Bubble" on campuses around the world...

Tuesday, February 13th, 2007

This week outside the “Western Bubble” on campuses around the world...

Princeton " The extrasensory perception lab at Princeton University will close its doors after 28 years of studying ESP and telekinesis. (read more)

News Briefs

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Tuesday, February 13th, 2007

English dept. hosts acclaimed Toronto writer
The Department of English hosts a public reading today by Guillermo Verdecchia, a critically acclaimed Toronto-based writer, director, dramaturgy and actor. (read more)


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