Election blues

by uwchevron

The Editorial Collective

It’s eating contest time again here at Waterloo. As usual, this means that around 10% of students will vote in the Feds eating contests, probably for a specific candidate who will then help to run the most important student organization on campus. At no point in this process will ordinary students have decision- making power over anything that happens in their own student union – as opposed to the Fall term’s Feds General Meeting, where students had an opportunity to vote directly on what they wanted. Luckily for us, there is another meeting in March. If you as a student want to change something about this institute of higher learning and about the Federation of Students, you can vote for a candidate to do it for you. But if you want to cut out the middleman and get it done yourself, vote in the GM. Let’s beat last term’s record and show our new Feds executives that this was not a fluke. Voting for somebody is no substitute for voting for something.