elections

Editor’s Note season 2 episode 10: Voter turnout jumps in SU elections

This fall’s 34% voter turnout came after many years when turnout stayed below 25%.

| Staff Reporter

Voters select Abdallah Belhadj, Fadel Alkilani and Miriam Silberman in three contested Student Union executive elections

Student Union’s spring election was characterized by a lower than usual level of competition, while the field of candidates differed over the importance of experience versus new ideas for advocacy, March 30.

| Senior News Editor

Staff Editorial: Our editorial board members read the Student Union candidate platforms so you do not have to

The members of the Student Life Editorial Board were divided into groups in order to best analyze the individual platforms of each Student Union candidate in their respective positions. After considering the platforms, the goals of the candidates and past goals and accomplishments, these groups of Editorial Board members gave their endorsements.

A walk through WU on Election Day

Here is a peek into Election Day for Wash. U. students—from the on-campus polling site to the South 40 dorms to taking it all in from home.

Scene Staff

Missouri Democratic primary: Why you should vote

As Washington University students, we have an opportunity to make our voices heard and elect a president who will represent our values.

Zachary Opengart | Wash. U. College Democrats

Staff Editorial: The SU candidates: Considering the pros and cons of their platforms

We as an Editorial Board read through and critically discussed each candidate’s platforms.

No unity within the Democratic party

The candidates and voters need to recognize the vast importance of unity and the even more important task of electing any Democrat over President Trump.

Joshua Shapiro | Contributing Writer

As the presidential election nears, it’s time to take another look at net neutrality

In 2017, Ajit Pai, the chair of the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) announced that the FCC would roll back net neutrality rules in order to incentivize investment by Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and to increase competition among broadband providers. The upcoming elections give us the opportunity to take another look at net neutrality and see what’s truly best for Americans.

Jonah Williams | Contributing Writer

SU elects leadership, sees drop in voter turnout

Student Union announced results of its spring election Wednesday, with drops in both the number of candidates and voter turnout reflecting decreased student engagement with SU.

Emma Baker | News Editor

Staff ed: Student Life endorses Scales, Kish for SU exec

The fact that the race for president is the only truly competitive one represents the reckoning SU currently faces: People simply don’t want to join.

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