Our View

Mar 232006
Authors: Collegian Editorial Staff

If they didn’t hold elections once a year, who would know they exist?

The Associated Students of CSU (ASCSU) is our student government. While we respect them and agree that there should be a liaison between the students and the administration, the Collegian questions how much of an effect this year’s ASCSU government has had on the university and the majority of its students.

While much of their work probably goes unnoticed, it would be nice to see some of their accomplishments. With the exception of RamRide – an excellent, life-saving program – and the allocation of student fees, we don’t actually see much.

The University of Colorado-Boulder’s student government arranged for Rev. Al Sharpton and Paul Rusesabagina, the hotel manager who inspired the movie “Hotel Rwanda,” to speak for Black History Month. These two men are well known and respected for their causes.

A guest speaker who spoke at CSU this year was a CU assistant professor, Reiland Rabaka.

While this professor is knowledgeable in his field, he is not in the same league as Sharpton or Rusesabagina.

Our current ASCSU appears to be a positive, yet passive, student government. They may be hopeful for positive reform and solutions, yet they don’t actively pursue them.

We hope this new election will bring about a new vision for CSU, one that stresses change and visible improvement.

ASCSU has done far from a bad job, but we feel they could do better.

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