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Mall Rants: Mar. 2

Mall Rants is a regular feature in the Daily Wildcat, in which students weigh in on current events and issues. This week, columnist Caroline Nachazel asked students about Associated Students of the University of Arizona elections and what role they believe student government plays on campus.

“”I don’t really care, and I don’t know anything about it. Since it is a student university it’s a pretty good idea to have a government body controlled by students.””

Matt Matsen, mechanical engineering junior

“”I don’t know much about them actually. I’ve seen a few posters for ASUA for president and stuff, and for council, or committee or whatever; but that’s it. I don’t know what they do really. I mean if they put on events or something … more events.””

Christopher Prince, psychology freshman

“”I am really not familiar too much. The only people that I have really seen that are running and are active are the ‘Vote Red’ things everywhere and they come to meetings and stuff. Actually, I saw (ASUA Senatorial candidate Raymond) Arvizu yesterday, so those are the only people that I really know and the campaigning has been going on for a while now. I think that obviously they are the student government so they should cater to the students. So far, they’ve been doing a good job. I am involved in a lot of clubs and organizations on campus and they’ve always been there, supportive. They do the best they can, honestly.””

Eftikhar Akam, physiology senior

“”I know one person that is being elected so I am probably going to vote for her, but I don’t think I am going to vote because I don’t really know. It’s all politics and I am not really up to date on what’s happening. I think what they are doing is good. If they are out there doing it and campaigning it then they really care about the school. They speak for the students well.””

Lindsay Gregston, microbiology junior

“”All I know pretty much is I’ve gotten emails (on Facebook) from a couple people running. So if I voted it would be for the people I have gotten emails from because that’s all I really know. Last night I got a couple from (ASUA Administrative Vice-Presidential candidate) Darren Brown. They seem to be doing a pretty good job.””

Jayson Koppinger, microbiology junior

“”I have no idea what they are about. I suppose student government, they just always try to get people involved in activities and set up big events.””

Heather Youngman, ecology junior

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