Since January of 2012, deVOTEd has gone through 3 election seasons, uploaded 110 blog posts, reached 182 Twitter followers (Highlight: becoming best friends with Brescia Girl), and received 23 109 total views.
Wow. The last couple of years of helping out with deVOTEd have been quite the experience.
This blog started off when Stephen Yu enticed a group of students who were all just super interested in USC Elections to start a blog of their own!
We have a special tie with the Social Science Students’ Council, as we were members of it back in our days, which is why we are informing y’all on who is running for this year’s Executive Team and Department Representatives. It’s not that we don’t love all the other constituencies, but home is where the heart is!
This past weekend, the rest of the USC Vice Presidents were finally elected! Congratulations to all of you! Props to everyone who ran, it was a long 3 weeks but you all put in a lot of effort and time, and we thank you for that.
Just like last year, we did a SLIGHT report on the USC VP Candidates. Why is this important for you? Because these kiddies are the ones who will be joining Matt Helfand, Emily Addison, and Jen Carter as your 2014/2015 USC Executive. And they will govern and ruin your lives for at least one year. KIDDING. They won’t ruin lives, there ain’t enough time for that. But actually, these positions will govern clubs, O-Week, your awareness of events and concerts that YOU want to go to, and ensuring that there is even money for these concerts. So, who’s running?
The CRO is on the stage, about to read the results about who your NEW USC Executives will be. Will it be Team Belman or Team Helfand? Well we can’t tell you that yet, but we can tell you how they’ll be feeling the moments between when the CRO is up on the stage and when the winner is announced.
deVOTEd is a student run elections blog. A couple of years back a few Western students were tired of the lack of forums of expression. Tired of elections net systems that were never updated. Tired of reading the same thoughts from the same source over and over again.
What did they do?
They started a student run blog dedicated to allowing anyone to express their opinion. We know everyone has one; we know that you want to read what others have to say, but we also know that you don’t want to read a biased opinion. You want the facts because you want to make YOUR OWN decision. So the mission was to present all the different viewpoints, so that you can make your OWN decision.
However, we have decided to endorse someone, because that is OUR OWN opinion. We are entitled to one of those, no?