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“Some of you had used a phrase in the written portion that was called ‘People of Colour,’ or ‘Women of Colour.’ These are inappropriate words and you shouldn’t use them. They originate from slavery, and they’re racist, oppressive terms,” she said. My face heated red; I was one of those students.
With the end of elections finally in sight, we sat a few of The Gateway‘s poster “experts” down to find out their thoughts on the offerings from each executive race this year. It’s one of the few times that past experiences and speeches don’t matter — only font choices and colour schemes.
Students’ Union elections are a bewildering world for the average student to make sense of, and when faced with a whopping 20 candidates vying for six positions, this year’s voters are swamped with selection and craving guidance. That’s why The Gateway’s Election Dissection united three SU experts to cut through the clutter and bring you the inside scoop.
With two days to go until polls open, all 20 Students’ Union executive candidates were on hand to pitch their platforms and face audience questions at Monday’s forum in the Myer Horowitz theatre.