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Student elections need more involvement

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If any of you have picked up an issue of the Courier before, you’ve probably seen the Student Leadership Council name mentioned many times before, and there’s a reason for that.

SLC is the bridge between the college and the students that allows ideas and feedback to travel efficiently.

It’s a way to hear, be heard and also work towards changing the college in more user friendly way.

Starting on March 19 the college will send out ballots to student emails for the upcoming elections including the Student Trustee position as well as Student Body President and Vice President, the top positions for getting your voice heard.

Candidates met last week to share their reasons for running and to earn votes from those who stopped by to listen.

Aside from a brief, but ultimately thwarted, sandwich thief interruption, the students attempted to market themselves to the audience and make a connection that would last more than a few fleeting moments.

As a few of the candidates brought up, the positions are more than just an opportunity for that student or even for the group, but for the entire college to interact with not only the students here, but students on a national level.

Whomever is elected will represent not only the student body’s desires and ideals to the college, but he or she will represent the entire college on a national scale when attending events.

As students, it is our hope that turnout for voting will be high to get the best results and field the most interest from the voter groups on campus.

Full information on the candidates running for the open positions is available at cod.edu/slc/elections with biographies for the applicants.

The Courier urges all readers to take a few minutes to look through and get to know the candidates and determine who they want representing the college, and their educational best interests, for the upcoming school year.

Voting lasts for a day, running until March 20 to cast your ballot and research your candidate to back through the next year.

As an opportunity not only for the students running, but also for all students to be heard, this can not be ignored.

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