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OMG: If you want student leadership, then be a student leader.

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  1. I don't want to captain this piece of shit boat known as Feds. Rather keep my money, thank you,

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    1. Yeah, $40whatever dollars you would blow on booze instead. Good choice.

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    2. ^Yes, better than whatever nonsense it goes towards. GLOW? Women's centre? Weird political platforms that we don't even know the purpose of?

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  2. Oh captain, my captain

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  3. Personal thoughts: that doesn't necessarily mean "run for Feds office." This can mean reaching out to your Councillors and undergrad Senator about issues that matter to you, coming out to Feds General Meetings to have your say on student issues, and voting in student elections. And encouraging those around you to do the same.

    In a healthy community, engagement like that (which is minimal trouble to you and takes up very little of your precious time or money) would just be standard civic engagement. But on this campus, it really is leadership. So be a leader.

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  4. Is it so much to expect more bang for our buck from the four executive of Feds to whom we pay NEARLY $200,000 EACH YEAR IN SALARIES?

    Maybe some of us don't have time to stuff our resumes with silly volunteer positions offered by Feds, and we just want to see the people we elected actually accomplish something rather than do petty administrative stuff.

    That is why a recall vote should be initiated. Steer the Federation, or you should be thrown overboard.

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    1. I was going to right a response backing you up 5, but then I realized I had nothing to say that you hadn't already said better. So hear hear!

      That said, I don't consider volunteer positions with Feds to be silly. I think there need to be more student volunteers and decision-makers than there are staff, at every level of Feds.
      However, I totally respect the fact that not everybody has time for such positions.

      But you hit the nail on the head. If all students were meant to be leaders, we wouldn't need four executive. If the executive were meant to be administrators, we could just let the General Manager run the show - she's more qualified anyway.
      But we elect the exec from among our own ranks. That has to mean something. That means we need leadership, decision-making, and ACTUAL accomplishment.

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    2. If you went to the GM you would have heard about some of their accomplishments, if you want to trust imprint that's your fault for being misinformed.

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    3. Oh yes, accomplishments made by Feds are only objectively true when described BY Feds. Journalism is all a pack of spin doctored lies.

      ...excuse my extreme sarcasm.

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    4. Both are biased. Imprint wants to cause shit (the news editor this term is being a real asshole) and the Feds Executive are trying to cover their asses so that when the recall vote happens soon, they don't lose their jobs.

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    5. how is the news editor this term being a real asshole
      geuninely curious

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    6. Recall vote? Haha.. there were 52 people at the GM.. FIFTY TWO! out of 30,000. Hilarious.

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    7. I really wish governments would stop organizing if more than 50% don't participate.

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    8. 5g, the normal legal requirement for quorum at a general meeting is 10% of the voting membership - Feds' bylaws cut it down to 50 people.

      5f,I agree, it's kinda pathetic. On the one hand, it's a shame students don't engage more. On the other hand, all students are INVOLUNTARY members of Feds. You can't expect them to engage unless they're given real power to make a difference. And even then, they'd have to be convinced that Feds can actively affect their daily life... which most of them are thoroughly convinced it can't.

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  5. Be the change you wish to see in the world

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  6. There are loads of ways to be a leader on campus. Very little of it has to do with Feds. Sure, you could volunteer with the Feds services or council or whatever, but being a leader can also include becoming involved in clubs, societies, events, faculties, international student opportunities, Dons, Orientation and probably ten other ways I can't even think of right now. Stop bitching about what Feds does or doesn't do. Throwing a "recall vote" doesn't accomplish anything but more strife. Start fixing what you perceive as an issue that can be addressed by getting involved in your campus.

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    1. YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes.

      Well.. except the recall vote thing, I kinda want that (see: what 5 wrote).

      But yes - there aren't just 2 ways to be a student leader on this campus.
      Hell - be a student entrepreneur! I'll accept that too.

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