‘Your Concordia Wowed Me’

I have been watching the CSU campaign over the last two weeks and I can honestly say that I haven’t ever been this interested in school politics. Both teams present compelling platforms.

However, as a person who is concerned about the environment, I am thoroughly impressed by Your Concordia and their VP External, Chad Walcott. He has been committed to the cause of eliminating plastic water bottles throughout the year.

As a student at Concordia, I found myself somewhat lost when I first started here. This was only furthered by the ongoing and unnecessary political drama that seems to surround our system of student government. I found myself continuously asking the same question: how is it that a union with as much potential as the CSU has consistently failed to properly represent its students?

Watching Your Concordia campaign on the grounds of really trying to communicate with students has wowed me. With candidates like Lex Gill and Chad Walcott, both of whom are actively involved with campus life and improvement, any doubt one could have is rapidly lost.

What we want, what we need, is a union that will deliver; we need a team like Your Concordia to show everyone how politics does not have to be the result of selfish people seeking office, but a tool by which to exercise our power as students.

Students of Concordia, make your voices heard! Vote Your Concordia.

—Patrick Lepage,
Studio Arts

This article originally appeared in The Link Volume 31, Issue 28, published March 29, 2011.

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