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The President-Elect MSU President-Elect Ehima Osazuwa shares what it’s like being the last one standing
Feb05

The President-Elect MSU President-Elect Ehima Osazuwa shares what it’s like being the last one standing

Four months of recruiting, two weeks of campaigning, five candidates, 8,858 total votes, and one MSU President. The students have spoken: Ehima Osazuwa is the 2015-16 MSU President-Elect. He can’t keep the tired smile off his face. “[I feel] emotionally exhausted, mentally exhausted, but I feel very happy obviously because we won. It’s still surreal. I still don’t believe I won,” said Osazuwa. Although it was a long two weeks of...

Ehima Osazuwa wins MSU Presidential election
Jan29

Ehima Osazuwa wins MSU Presidential election

Fifth-year Chemical Engineering and Management student Ehima Osazuwa is the new president-elect of the McMaster Students Union. Osazuwa won with a total of 4,298 votes, beating out second-place candidate Tristan Paul who finished with 3,335 votes. A total of 8,858 votes were cast, representing 42.2 percent of the 20,977 eligible voters. Upon hearing the news, Osazuwa and his team, who were stationed at their campaign table in MUSC,...

Behind the campaign The Silhouette sits down with campaign managers for this year’s MSU election
Jan29

Behind the campaign The Silhouette sits down with campaign managers for this year’s MSU election

As the MSU presidential election draws to a close, candidate posters and team tables are taken down, leaving the sitting area on the first floor of MUSC to return to its natural state. Over the last two weeks, five candidates had their names and faces plastered on every wall, and they became the centre of every conversation surrounding elections. But behind every candidate are the core campaign teams, and leading the teams are the...

Recapping the Silhouette’s MSU Presidential candidate debate Candidates picked apart each other's platforms
Jan27

Recapping the Silhouette’s MSU Presidential candidate debate Candidates picked apart each other's platforms

Each candidate faced criticism from one another based on their platform, each presented their vision for the future of the MSU and of McMaster, and each tried to make their argument in the final debate of the campaigning season as to why they should be the candidate you vote for. While the general questions and responses were relatively tame – each candidate restating commonly reiterated statements on their biggest platform points and...

Let’s Talk Tuition, not lower it Exploring other solutions to the issue of tuition and textbooks
Jan26

Let’s Talk Tuition, not lower it Exploring other solutions to the issue of tuition and textbooks

Is decreasing tuition for all the right approach? One of Ehima Osazuwa’s main platform points is “Let’s Talk Tuition”, a point that resonates with many students. His platform states that “affordable tuition and decreased student debt is a vision we will accomplish in McMaster by implementing [this plan].” Osazuwa’s twitter account also emphasizes this point, seen in a tweet sent on Jan. 22 that states “I will plant the seed to lower...

Presidential breakdown Five candidates are in the race for MSU President
Jan23

Presidential breakdown Five candidates are in the race for MSU President

The candidates have until Jan. 29 to campaign and gather support. Polls open on Jan. 27 at 9 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. Here’s our news team’s coverage of your potential presidents. Follow the links below to read about each candidate. Matt Clarke Corey Helie-Masters Ehima Osazuwa Tristan Paul John...