Hey UNH students, don't forget to vote in the student elections via Blackboard. The voting ends at midnight. I was planning on doing a brief write up on the different candidates like last year, but I didn't have the time or the knowledge like I did of last year's candidates to make a fair statement. I'm not Fox News. That being said, during my time here I've started to notice something. Every year the candidates basically say the say thing and then I never really hear about much getting done. Maybe it is because it tends to go uncovered (partially my fault?) but it can be difficult to follow what the student senate is really up too...
Or maybe, just maybe, it is because the UNH administration and hierarchy has such a firm grasp and set agenda that it doesn't matter who is our student president. The student senate can pass whatever they want, but they still need approval of the higher ups. Don't believe me? Then think about the things that a student senate could get done without the administration stepping in. No 8 AM classes, all Fridays are off, fire Dick Umile! (Oops, did I say that out loud?) The point I'm getting at here, (and I know I'll probably piss a lot of people off with this) is that anything the student senate or president gets passed is going to be trivial and probably won't affect us, or at least in the time we have left here. Maybe I'm being ignorant and sour, but there are so many issues that were completely ignored by the candidates in their TNH blurbs that I really am not interested in the election this year.
But New Hampshirite, we got Medical Amnesty! Something you supported early on last year!
Yeah, but it is still not fully approved and only after the administration stripped it down so much that it is basically worthless. Again, I'm sorry, I know a lot of people worked hard on it. I'm currently reading a bunch of documents on the student movements of the 60s and everything going right now at UNH just seems so trivial compared to bigger problems in the world.
In short, I don't care who you vote for in the UNH student election. You might at well write in President Huddleston or any other administrator.
I declare my nomination as a student president candidate. That's right, with less than five hours until the polls close. Write in "The New Hampshirite" if you really want change at UNH! I'll do whatever you want! Zero tolerance policy? I'll slash it! Lower tuition? You got it! Cheaper meal plans? I will protest on John Plodzik's front yard! More wireless on campus? I'll personally install it!
I believe in a better UNH. I believe in You. I believe in us. Take my hand and trust me, there are brighter days ahead of us.
Vote New Hampshirite and I'll buy you beer!
Stay classy, not UMassy.
PS: Do not interpret those promises as factual statements, I'm only making a point.
PPS: Seriously though, I dare you to write me in if you haven't voted yet. Free beer.