Christopher J. Ortiz
Thirteen percent of CSU’s student population is approximately
3,100 students. That is how many students, historically, decide who
is the next student body president.
For the next two weeks, students will be bombarded with flyers,
stickers, T-shirts, candy, flowers and other goodies from
candidates trying to win this year’s Associated Students of CSU
We encourage students to vote, but vote on issues and not on
names or the goodies given to them. Voting should become a habit
for all young people.
Attend the scheduled debates, visit the candidates’ Web sites,
read their platforms, find out which tickets speak about issues you
care about. Want computer labs opened longer? Find out which
candidate is working to make sure that happens. Want wind power in
the residence halls? Seek out the ticket that will work with the
administration to make that happen.
This is your student government. You pay their salaries. They
spend some of your student fees. Make the effort and vote on RAMweb
April 5 to 7.
This should start the habit for this upcoming November.