Forum separates passionate from write-off

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

USC Candidates debate: Mariyanayagam, Steinberg, Lecce, Gauss

The four candidates for University Students’ Council president â€" Ryan Gauss, Stephen Lecce, Christan Mariyanayagam and Mitch Steinberg â€" were grilled by members of Western’s various media outlets in an hour-long media forum held in the Spoke on Wednesday. (read more)

Behind the promise: which platform is feasible?

Current USC vice-presidents evaluate each candidate's platform

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

With some help from the current University Students’ Council Board of Directors, The Gazette compiled some final thoughts on this year’s presidential candidates’ platforms.

From their third floor hideout in the UCC, President Tom Stevenson, VP-campus issues James Arthurs, VP-student events Sabrina Sdao, VP-university affairs David Simmonds and VP-finance David Singh reflected on the initiatives proposed by the candidates â€" without passing any final judgment, of course. (read more)

Who won Western's hearts and minds?

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

From brightly-coloured T-shirts to lawn signs, Spoke Lounge debates to residence canvassing â€" it is obvious election season is upon us.

Throughout the presidential race, candidates have employed a wide range of tactics to gain the votes of Western’s student body. (read more)

Election strategies and surprises: dark horse and average Joes

They are the random candidates who show up in USC presidential elections who sometimes surprise politicos and pundits

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

Forecasted Support

Over the past years, University Students’ Council presidential elections have featured the dark horse candidate and the average Joe candidate.

It is the random person no one expected to run for president, the person from way out in left field, like Josh Safer last year â€" the dark horse. (read more)

What will candidates do for IA?

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

Mustangs women's baseball

In this year’s University Students’ Council election, the presidential candidates have been taking a greater role in addressing issues facing Mustang Athletics.

The first issue is of course the current tiered funding system, which stretches a limited budget across varsity teams on a sliding scale. (read more)

Presidential Skills Challenge

Thursday, February 14th, 2008


Past USC presidents reflect on being the big cheese

Fab Dolan

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

Thinking back on my days as USC president last year, there is very little advice I can offer on how best to do the job.

Being president is simultaneously an unimaginable privilege and a torturous ordeal. (read more)

Past USC presidents reflect on being the big cheese

Nick Staubitz

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

I jumped at the opportunity to weigh in on what the Western student voter should look for in a University Students’ Council president. I’m not claiming to be an expert; in fact, in hindsight there are many things that I would have approached differently in my term as president in 2004-05. (read more)


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