What do students really think about SGA elections?

By on February 10, 2015
The Louisville Cardinal News

With SGA elections in full swing, we asked news reporters Kylie Noltemeyer and Allison Wildt to find out what students really think about the Student Government elections. Here’s what they found:

“I know a couple of people who are running, Kaylee Brandt and Alex Stewart and both of them are great representatives of the community as a whole at U of L. They are in a lot of activities and organizations that represent us and they are overall brilliant people. I don’t know who else is running, but I have a feeling it is going to be pretty competitive. This election is really important to us because these are the people who represent us and give the community a voice.” – Maya McClendon, sophomore

“Class representation and school representation is really important because that is the only way there can be communication between students and administration and faculty to give us what we think we need and what they are able supply to us. I am not sure how it has worked in the past few years because I am a sophomore and haven’t seen it in action. Student government works in high school, so I can imagine it works well in college. The only problem I see though is that in college it is a larger body of people to be responsible for. But of those I know who are running, they are really well connected and involved and they try their best to outsource their free time in many different organizations and people, so I know they’ll be very capable of the job.” – Tiffany Chea, sophomore

“I work 30-35 hours a week, take classes and I am a commuter so I don’t have much of an impact on campus. I am not invested enough to have an opinion on the election.” – Chris Pepin, senior

“I kinda know three of the candidates, but I’m not sure if I have a real opinion about them. I usually don’t vote in these, but this is my final year so I guess I need to try. I know student government is important, but honestly I don’t follow it very closely. I think it is just a bunch of Fraternity boys and Sorority girls wanting to add something to their resume.” – Brian Clay, senior

“I really don’t know what SGA or 21 Lou is. I see the flyers up everywhere and want to know more and who these people are, but I don’t know where to go. My RA is running for some kind of vice president in 21 Lou, but I don’t know if that is the same thing as the SGA elections? I don’t know enough about it or how to even vote.” – Alexis Vines, freshman

“I don’t really know who’s running in the SGA elections, but whoever wins should be dependable and reliable.” -Samantha Bunzel, freshman

“What the hell is SGA? They should advertise more info about SGA because I don’t know who they are or what they do.” -Hannah Hart, freshman

 

About Adeline Wilson

Adeline Wilson is a former writer and editor for The Louisville Cardinal. She graduated from U of L in May 2016.

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