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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 »

USC In View: I stand corrected

March 14, 2013 1 Comment »

In November, I pissed a few people off with a post on this blog. Lamenting the lack of meaningful debate taking place at University Students’ Council meetings, I wrote: The longest debate I’ve ever seen take place in council chambers ... Read More »

USC In View: A first-timer’s perspective

November 22, 2012 1 Comment »

As a student and a reporter I was completely uninformed, and I wanted to change that. When one of my co-workers mentioned in passing that they were attending the University Students’ Council meeting last night, I decided on the spot ... Read More »

USC In View: Attitude Problems

November 6, 2012 2 Comments »

I had an interesting bus ride the other day. I had just sat down and was looking forward to getting home after a long day, when I overheard the two girls sitting next to me talking about a Gazette article ... Read More »

USC In View: Good riddance to bad democracy

USC In View: Good riddance to bad democracy
October 30, 2012 No Comments »

When President Adam Fearnall proposed his USC revamp to council last week, he pitched it as a way of making the organization more democratic and accountable, which to me was a bit like if the American PATRIOT Act had been ... Read More »

USC In View: Fearnall needs to back up his speech with action

October 24, 2012 No Comments »

On Monday, University Students’ Council president Adam Fearnall did something hardly anyone expected. At a public (albeit sparsely attended) event, he got up on stage and for about an hour, he was absolutely candid about the USC. He called out ... Read More »

USC in View: It’s all over

USC in View: It’s all over
March 1, 2012 2 Comments »

It was probably the least-climactic announcement ever, thanks to an early slide projection announcing Adam Fearnall as the USC president-elect before the actual announcement was made, leading to confused glances and delayed, awkward cheering from Fearnall’s entire team. He’s in ... Read More »

USC in View: The election that wouldn’t end

USC in View: The election that wouldn’t end
February 28, 2012 2 Comments »

It’s February 28. Reading week is over, students are back on campus and scrambling to get back on track before St. Patty’s day. In any other year, I would most certainly not be writing a post about elections—but here we ... Read More »

USC in View: The executives speak out

February 14, 2012 2 Comments »

I wish “Financially Mistaken with Jen Valadao” was as publicized as “Politically Incorrect with Andrew Forgione.” Big Purple Couch had the vice-president finance of the University Students’ Council take the candidates to task with the help of the rest of ... Read More »

USC in View: Skills Challenge Post-Game Review

USC in View: Skills Challenge Post-Game Review
February 14, 2012 No Comments »

There’s no better way to start your day than to see the University Students’ Council presidential candidates compete in silly, hilarious tasks. We had a lot of fun at the Gazette office as we put the contestants through seven grueling ... Read More »

USC in View: Master-debating in Mustang Lounge

USC in View: Master-debating in Mustang Lounge
February 9, 2012 1 Comment »

The relationship between the press and government is often a strenuous one. At best, things remain amicable with a distinct air of mistrust and obligation. At worst, a rabid, foaming-at-the-mouth hatred is directed from one party towards a particular media ... Read More »