This semester, students have demonstrated an unprecedented interest in the actions of the administration, the student government association, Intercom and even student media.
Chancellor Victor Boschini initially impressed us with his transparency during February's drug arrests. He held a press conference and agreed to multiple interviews as the days followed. He had a candid interview for an Image Magazine article and recently held a town hall meeting to show students how tuition is distributed.
Last year’s SGA presidential elections only garnered votes from 26 percent of the student body, a mere 2,200 out of 8,229 undergraduate students, according to a November 2011 TCU 360 article. Considering the elections determine the “face of the student body” for the upcoming academic year, a sense of involvement and care among students is vital in making sure the best possible leader is elected, based on student opinion.
As students, we are always seeking to improve the environment around us. Electing a president that we believe will listen to our concerns is crucial in initiating our ideas. Things can only be changed if we actively look for a way to change them – they cannot be changed by complacently complaining.
During this election, TCU360 hopes to help students make the most informed decision. While some may feel student media thrives on the university’s negative events, our main concern is only to provide an outlet for students to obtain the facts and foster dialogue.
This student election, take the opportunity to actively participate in student government, and vote for the candidates who will represent your voice and and will help improve the university.
The time to take action is now – Go vote!
The editorial board is composed of the top editors at TCU 360 who represent a variety of experiences and viewpoints on campus. One of their responsibilities is to write TCU 360’s “Our View” column, which is operated separately from news coverage and seeks to reflect their invested, comprehensive opinions regarding the issues at hand.
Lexy Cruz, executive editor
Emily Atteberry, news director
Liliana Lamas, news director
Taylor Prater, visuals director