Blogs

Blog the Vote, Day 16: About last night…

Blog the Vote, Day 16: About last night…
February 13, 2014 No Comments »

So those University Students’ Council elections? They sure, uh, happened, I guess? I’ve been wondering since we started writing these blog posts if I’ve been too harsh on the elections for being boring or lifeless. I thought maybe it was ... Read More »

Blog the Vote, Day 13: Too much medias

Blog the Vote, Day 13: Too much medias
February 10, 2014 No Comments »

Ladies and gentlemen of Western, our society has been changed forever. Allow me to set the scene. It’s Sunday night, and I’m engaging in my usual end of the week routine — sitting on my couch with a glass of ... Read More »

Blog the Vote, Day 13: Where is Brescia?

Blog the Vote, Day 13: Where is Brescia?
February 10, 2014 No Comments »

Where does the time go? It seems only yesterday that I covered my very first University Students’ Council elections debate, way back in 2011, between Omid Salari, Andrew Forgione and David Basu Roy. The time has flown by, so it’s ... Read More »

Blog the Vote, Day 10: Another debate?

Blog the Vote, Day 10: Another debate?
February 7, 2014 No Comments »

Well folks, I was going to write this blog post yesterday but then I began playing Flappy Bird, and, quite simply, did not stop. But in between the tears and enormous rage, I started to think USC candidates are a ... Read More »

Blog the Vote, Day 8: Taking the debates in “a new direction”

Blog the Vote, Day 8: Taking the debates in “a new direction”
February 5, 2014 No Comments »

  An awkward first date, a nude erection and five-dollar footlongs. If you’re reading that and thinking it’s the plot to a poorly written porno, you wouldn’t be that far off. But in fact, it was just some topics that ... Read More »

Blog the Vote, Day 6: Somebody hit somebody!

Blog the Vote, Day 6: Somebody hit somebody!
February 3, 2014 No Comments »

We’re almost one week into the University Students’ Council elections, and this campaign season sure is, um, civil? Tame? Sportsmanlike? It’s hard to find polite adjectives, so I’ll just say that I’ve had much more fun this past week taking ... Read More »

Blog the Vote, Day 5: #Parody

Blog the Vote, Day 5: #Parody
February 2, 2014 3 Comments »

Like the smell of unfrozen dog poop announcing spring, or the increase in UGGs sightings heralding winter, the start of the University Students’ Council elections season at Western has a very clear sign: parody Twitter accounts. Over the course of ... Read More »

Blog The Vote, Day 3: Did someone say OUSA?

Blog The Vote, Day 3: Did someone say OUSA?
January 31, 2014 No Comments »

If you’re in your first year and just figuring out how the University Students’ Council elections work — or you’re in your fourth year and only now deciding to give a shit — the debates are arguably one of the ... Read More »

Blog the Vote, Day 2: Platform hits and misses

Blog the Vote, Day 2: Platform hits and misses
January 29, 2014 No Comments »

Team Belman Hit: Although it was Team Helfand that pointed out their campaign would have a “focus on fun,” I think Team Belman’s proposal to bring board games into The Spoke best captures bringing fun to campus. Full disclosure: I ... Read More »

Blog the Vote, Day 1: And they’re off!

Blog the Vote, Day 1: And they’re off!
January 29, 2014 No Comments »

Well, that was a fun first day! So fun, that it’s already the second day and we’re only just putting our first blog post up… Campaigning for the 2014 University Students’ Council elections officially began on Tuesday, and the teams ... Read More »

Progress Reports and Needless Criticism | USC in View

Progress Reports and Needless Criticism | USC in View
January 15, 2014 No Comments »

The most important piece of information we can glean from the Team Whelan progress report is that they are making progress in learning how to write progress reports. Oh, and also there’s a whole bunch of initiatives and programs that ... Read More »

USC elects three remaining vice-presidents

March 16, 2013 No Comments »

Today, the University Students’ Council holds the second half of its Annual General Meeting, in which they will elect the vice-presidents finance, communications and student events. Next year’s president, vice-president external and vice-president internal were elected by students in February. ... Read More »