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Updated on Monday, February 9

#20518

OMG: I don't understand how such an apathetic campus can feel so at ease with bashing students running for student leadership roles on campus (Feds elections) so mercilessly. These are students taking a step to make our campus a better place. You may want to jump to conclusions and point out 101 reasons why you feel this isn't the case. I don't get why it's so hard for many of us to commend these student leaders for stepping up to want to get involved and represent their community. Be gracious. Be sincere. Be thankful. Vote.

Thank you Ben, Maaz, Paula, Stephane, Mike, Jessica, Baiju, Matt, David, Chris, and Carly for stepping forward for wanting to make a difference. Some UWaterloo students may not be appreciative of what you're doing, but I am.

12 comments

  1. welcome to waterloo, where people just keep complaining but don't bother to do further research on how things are done, or volunteer their own time to work for students' interest.

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  2. Honestly, I only hear the extreme bashing on this site.

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    1. http://www.reddit.com/r/uwaterloo/comments/2udfrb/can_we_just_get_rid_of_feds/

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  3. Thank you. I sincerely appreciate that some people do care. I wish more people cared about how they are governed.

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  4. You're missing a key point - they are trying to get students to pay them $50,000 next year (each). They deserve to be criticized. They are politicians.

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    1. OP here. I can appreciate the understanding that they are being compensated for these roles. However, I don't agree that THEY should be criticized - their ideas should be criticized and reviewed, and it should be done in a respectful, civil manner.

      If people were only after the $50,000 salary, I assure you that you would see a LOT more people vying for these roles. You also have to do it because you care.

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    2. Thank-you 4a, for highlighting the important difference between criticizing an individual's ideas and readiness to lead, and simply hating on people who want to make things better because they're doing something you'd never even consider trying.

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  5. 20% making campus a better place and 80% padding their resume.

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  6. It's kind of a Canadian thing actually. Complaining while being a bit too passive.

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  7. Why can't we just have a strong student dictator? Too much money spent on elections, and the constant switching leaders makes things inefficient.

    DICTATORSHIP NOW

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    1. Since hereditary monarchy isn't exactly an option, I'mma have to cosign this

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  8. I love you all! Except Butters. No one loves Butters.

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