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Critiques of each presidential candidate One main point gets examined from each platform
Jan26

Critiques of each presidential candidate One main point gets examined from each platform

Critique: Devante Mowatt’s MSU Office Hours Critique: Jonathon Tonietto’s lack of tuition advocacy Critique: Justin Monaco-Barnes’ coursewares Critique: Mike Gill’s “Build our McMaster” Critique: Sarah Jama’s food and healthy...

Critique: Justin Monaco-Barnes’ coursewares
Jan26

Critique: Justin Monaco-Barnes’ coursewares

MSU Presidential candidate Justin Monaco-Barnes has a long history of working for the Underground Media + Design, a printing and media service provided by the MSU. He started as a part-time employee and now works full-time as the Services Manager, a student opportunity position offered through the Union. Monaco-Barnes has a platform point on reducing courseware fees by 30 to 50 percent by printing through the Underground. While the...

Critique: Jonathon Tonietto’s lack of tuition advocacy
Jan26

Critique: Jonathon Tonietto’s lack of tuition advocacy

If nothing else, Jonathon Tonietto has been honest throughout his campaign. The MSU presidential candidate made it clear in his conversation with The Silhouette that he has not spent time analyzing his fellow candidates’ platforms, instead choosing to focus on his own campaign. Tonietto has also made it clear that he cannot lower tuition. His expanded platform, posted online over the weekend, has a full section on Mac Discount, the...

Critique: Mike Gill’s “Build our McMaster”
Jan26

Critique: Mike Gill’s “Build our McMaster”

There’s a lot to unpack when examining Mike Gill’s plan to “Build our McMaster” in both scope and depth of research, and it’s fair to say that it’s by far the most comprehensive plan in this year’s presidential election. As a short recap for the unfamiliar, Gill’s biggest platform point is a $75 million plan that extends over the next 30 years. He’s hoping to allocate about $60 million of that...

Critique: Devante Mowatt’s MSU Office Hours
Jan26

Critique: Devante Mowatt’s MSU Office Hours

About an hour and a half into this year’s MSU Presidential Debate, candidates were asked about the dissolving of MacGreen and how candidates would continue to focus on sustainability on campus. Sustainability is nowhere to be found on candidate Devante Mowatt’s platform, and so he replied with the following: “In order to get more information on the subject, I’d like to look to the students that are surrounding me right now. I’d like...

Critique: Sarah Jama’s food and healthy living
Jan26

Critique: Sarah Jama’s food and healthy living

Sarah Jama’s entire platform is arguably centered on accessibility, whether through MSU services, food and living accommodations or improved financial accessibility. However, there are a couple of key concerns that are embedded in Jama’s platforms on improving food and healthy living. With Jama’s Emergency Meal Plan, the basic premise of her idea is to create an emergency meal card for students that will be provided...