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OMG: If we increase the Feds fee, we increase student engagement and therefore school spirit. Discuss.

21 comments

  1. another moron. what happened to you uw?

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  2. That there people is known as a liberal. "If we just shit on people, they'll have to be engaged"

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    1. What does this mean? if i dont understand it im not going to reply if i dont reply then youll never get to know my opinion

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    2. Wait, what?

      Where are these people known as a liberal?

      This is grammatically incorrect on multiple levels and doesn't make any sense, 2.

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  3. Two classy responses so far. I'm impressed!

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  4. We should hire an actual events management company to manage events rather than a bunch of amateurs

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    1. Events are one of the most minimal things that Feds does. Besides, student empowerment is important. And comparatively budget-lite.

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    2. 4b here. My wording sucks. Said 'minimal' when I meant 'low-priority.'

      Besides, special events is a department run by two full-time staff members. It just happens that it's been Feds' policy for a long time to give preference to recent graduates when hiring for certain positions. Again, the idea is to serve students in that regard - creating jobs for students that can give them a foothold in the working world, and act as a springboard to better things.

      And those people generally do a pretty good job.

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  5. Not at all!! Students are not engaged with Feds because Feds is not doing a good enough job to attract students and respond to student needs. By raising the fee students won't even notice. They'll continue on with their daily lives paying more money for something they barely pay any attention to.

    Feds makes so much fucking money. Why don't you give more money to the services or pay the students who work for the services so they can do a better job AT their jobs. Then once that happens, Feds will have a reason to raise it's fee.

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    1. Agreed, 5! What Feds does right now, they do with far more money than they actually need. There's duplication of effort, duplication of costs, which results in more work being done overall and a call to increase the fee in order to hire more staff to handle all that extra work. It's a god damn nightmare.

      We need a leaner, more efficient Feds that generates less *activity* in a day, but delivers more actual *results* in the places where they matter the most to students.

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    2. Where do results matter most?

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    3. Depends on whos asking. i here 4's a lucky number

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  6. This sentence is best read backwards

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    2. you 2 are so fuckin ridiculous

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  7. No. We already pay FEDS far too much. Enough already! They're basically useless anyway.

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  8. The premise is flawed. How does increasing fees increase student engagement? Issues we care about and easy accessibility increase student engagement.

    In terms of school spirit, thats a cultural thing. The demographics of UW don't really support school spirit. This might sound bigoted, but there are too many foreigners. School spirit is a solely North American concept.

    Basically the whiter a school is, the more school spirit.

    Very white schools/High school spirit: Laurier, Western, Queens
    Large minority concentration schools/low school spirit: Waterloo, U of T, UBC

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    1. School spirit and student engagement are two different things. They aren't completely disjointed, but they are not the same.

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    2. Nowhere in my post did I suggest that they were the same thing, 8.a.

      OP suggested that increased student engagement means increased school spirit. I was not commenting on their relation.

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