First timer’s perspective on SGA

Student Government Association stands as one of the most interesting organizations on campus. The campaign period for elections is almost over and I’m truly curious about what students have learned about what each side is trying to do to better Pittsburg State.
Although I haven’t been elected yet, nor have I sat in on a meeting, I am all too familiar already with the political games being played on both sides.
It’s all about who you know, what organizations you talk to and when you talk to them, who your family knows, and this idea of people being campus celebrities.
SGA shouldn’t be about any of that and it certainly shouldn’t dictate how people vote. This kind of pseudo-political strategizing gets in the way of truly understanding what those running for positions are trying to do for the school.
I wish people would objectively look at the issues and make a decision based solely on the goals of each side. Let’s leave all of that other stuff to the professionals.

Cole Cattaneo is a sophomore in computer information systems and a senator candidate for the Gorilla Alliance party in the 2014-2015 election. SGA elections are set for 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 8, to 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 10. All students can vote during this time on GUS.

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