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Student Extremely Relieved Student Government Elections Not A Total Disaster

Heaving a sigh of relief, a local student was thrilled to express that they and the rest of the campus were all still here in one piece. There had been a growing fear that things were not looking good following recent accusations of corruption.

“I really felt things turned out remarkably well considering how treacherous of a path we seemed to be on. I was afraid I was going to have to actually start paying attention to ASUPS but now that the elections are over I can go back to not knowing what they are doing during senate meetings. It’s honestly a big weight off my shoulders,” the 20-year-old student said, adding that they felt hopeful for a future where they complain about the Wi-Fi and how they aren’t able to stream the newest season of that one show they were told they had to watch without having to worry about anything else.

“It really puts things in perspective. When you have to legitimately worry about power-hungry politicians letting it all go to their head and beginning to game the system, it ages you. We should count ourselves lucky that no one was turning this into a personal vendetta to get elected despite no one wanting to elect them. Well, at least no more than the last few weeks. I’m so glad that the whole process is just over and done with. Finally we can begin to focus on happier and brighter things compared to this election process: how best to deal with the upcoming mountain of debt. I’m so glad I get to focus on that instead!”

Recent interviews with other students showed a similar sentiment that most were glad the whole thing was completed with only a minimal amount of allegations around corruption.

Some even said that they felt hopeful for the first time since the whole process started, and that they were almost looking forward to finals at the end of the semester just to take their mind off the whole ordeal. It really felt as though the sun had come out on campus after a long while. However, some students were not as hopeful about the future.

“The dark times are not over for all of us,” an aspiring political science major said. “I’ve taken like two whole classes on politics, and I know pretty much everything there is to know about all this. I attend all the senate meetings and have to say that the meeting right before the election ended was tense. I would go to a J Street U meeting based on how passive aggressive everyone was, and that’s saying a lot. You expect student representatives to have more class but I guess some people just really want to be included in an election that they will definitely lose.”

Both students went on to say that they could both agree on one thing—they were glad that the votes did not have to be recounted and that people were probably not going to release a statement contesting the results. That would just be silly. Thank goodness no one is doing that.