Vote for meow

Honesty is the best policy — unless, of course, “seduction” is the policy in question. The Oxford English Dictionary defines seduction as “The action or an act of seducing (a person) to err in conduct or belief; allurement (to some course of action).” In other less pretty words, seduction is manipulation’s
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Airing grievances

CAMPUS ISSUES: Concerns that ASUC voting over AirBears will increase cheating are legitimate but fail to address the problem.

The ASUC has for decades embodied real-world politics more than many student governments on other campuses. This emulation, though, carries with it the best and worst of partisan factionalism. The senate made the right decision in allowing voters to cast their ballots over AirBears this year. However, concerns that the
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SQUELCH! party announces executive, senate candidates

The SQUELCH! party announced its candidates Sunday for the upcoming 2012 ASUC general election, running a full satirical executive slate. The party traditionally runs a series of joke executive candidates and one serious candidate for the ASUC Senate. The party has won one senate seat consecutively each year for at
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Party with Occupy Cal members announces ASUC executive slate

Occupy Cal demonstrators and other students have formed an executive slate for the spring 2012 ASUC general election, but past election data show they are unlikely to secure the positions traditionally held by Student Action and CalSERVE. Students for a Democratic University — previously tentatively named the Political Action Party
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Student Action party announces executive slate for upcoming elections

Following a sweep of four executive seats last year, the Student Action party announced its executive candidates Sunday for the upcoming 2012 ASUC general election. Current Student Action Senators Connor Landgraf, Justin Sayarath and Shahryar Abbasi will run for the offices of president, executive vice president and external affairs vice
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CalSERVE announces executive candidates

After not running an executive slate in last year’s ASUC election, the CalSERVE party announced its four executive candidates Monday for the upcoming general election. Current CalSERVE Senators Andrew Albright, Anthony Galace and Sydney Fang will run for the offices of president, executive vice president and external affairs vice president,
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Members of Occupy Cal to form new political party

Members of the Occupy Cal movement are forming a new political party to run in the upcoming spring 2012 ASUC general election. The party — tentatively named the “Political Action Party” — was first announced at an Occupy Cal general assembly meeting last Monday and was created with the belief
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Checks on spending

CAMPUS ISSUES: Campaign finance reform is necessary to ensure equal access to ASUC elections for all candidates.

Running without the backing of a major student political party puts ASUC candidates at a financial disadvantage. Unsurprisingly, the authors of a defeated spending reform bill in the ASUC were third-party and independent senators. The bill received just a handful of votes because the major parties stood against greater transparency
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