Newly elected FYCC pushes for class unity, community engagement

In an election with record voter turnout, freshman Spencer Stewart prevailed to become president of the First-Year Class Council.

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FCC elected, SU makes changes to overall election process

With time running out, Freshman Class Council candidates bombarded Facebook with Photoshopped promotional materials and campaign promises. Meanwhile, Student Union members celebrated their most successful election season to date.

Anna Lin-Schweitzer | Contributing Reporter

Freshman class council elected without slate system

This year’s Freshman Class Council elections, which saw the highest voter turnout in years, signaled the beginning of the end for the slate system.

Stephanie Peres-da-Silva | Contributing Reporter

SU’s removal of freshman slates shows encouraging signs

The dissolution of the slate system removes a cumbersome barrier to entry for freshmen, allowing more interested students to run and fostering a more competitive environment that should lead to stronger slates overall and greater voter participation. The new electoral system, in turn, will lead to better Freshman Class Council-sponsored events and activities while nurturing a culture of political commitment on campus.

Split slate wins highly contested Freshman Class Council elections

A twist ending to the most competitive Freshman Class Council election in years has put a mixed slate in charge of Student Union programming for the class of 2017. In elections running from Tuesday to Wednesday, six slates totaling 30 students ran for office this year, the most in at least five years.

Eliana Goldstein | Contributing Reporter

Slating the slate system

Let me preface this by saying I was a candidate on “Empire Slate,” a slate that marginally lost Freshman Class Council elections. I felt especially compelled to respond to this editorial because of what I felt was a weak critique on an effective class council system and an unwarranted personal attack on its winning slate and freshman class president.

Adam Cohen-Nowak | Class of 2016

Slating the slate system

In the past few weeks, freshmen were assailed with chalk messages and free giveaways to vote for one of the slates in the Freshmen Class Council elections. While the results have been announced and “All State” is celebrating, few understand the implications behind the slate system.

Highly anticipated premiere kicked off with Hunger Games simulation

Of the 18 students competing in Washington University’s month-long, freshman class Hunger Games tournament, one finally emerged victorious less than 24 hours before the school-wide Hunger Games Premier Party Thursday night. Eric Bishop, representing Beaumont Dorm, won the competition and 20 free tickets to the Hunger Games movie premier.

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Slate Louis beats five-slate field, elected to Freshman Class Council

Emma Tyler will be the next president of the Freshman Class Council after earning more than 30 percent of the votes in the election. The results were announced Wednesday evening. Tyler’s entire slate, “Slate Louis,” was elected.

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Q&A with the new Freshman Class Council President

Student Life sat down with newly elected Freshman Class Council President Emma Tyler on Wednesday. Here is what we learned about her and her goals for her new position.

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