Marks: Jones proposes comprehensive reforms

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Tao, Schofield, Wang, Wu, Leatherbury Take YCC Posts

Updated at 9:26 p.m. I completely forgot about the UOFC race. I’m surprised someone remembered it. Thank you anonymous commenter. Your new YCC E-board: President Rich Tao Vice-President Emily Schofield Secretary Jasper Wang Treasurer Jon Wu YSAC Chair Colin Leatherbury UOFC Chair Bryan Twarek

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Liveblogging the Election Returns

By Zach Marks 8:55 p.m. – This is what it all comes down to. This is what separates the men from the boys, the women from the girls, Taber from me. The last five minutes. I’m here at Rudy’s with YCC President Rebecca Taber and her harem of fine young gentlemen callers she likes to […]

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Bursar at Toad’s? A Campus Cash vet weighs in

By Zach Marks In my post about the treasurer race, I tried to talk a little policy in addition to the usual horserace commentary, noting that Jon Wu’s promise to make Campus Cash, a plan to get Yale IDs accepted as credit cards at New Haven vendors, didn’t really bring anything new to the table. […]

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Bank of America Presents Spring Fling: A modest proposal from YSAC candidates…and a modest proposal of my own

By Zach Marks Updated at 2:48 a.m. In a year of such hotly contested YCC elections, namely a fierce presidential race between three candidates with an exceptional number of Facebook friends, I’ve been a bit surprised to find my inbox being filled with more plugs for YSAC candidates than for any other position. Feels like […]

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That’s a No-No, Abby: Our first violation of the season

By Zach Marks Corrected at 2:42 a.m. An earlier version of this blog post said Kristian Henderson won the YDN’s endorsement for YSAC Chair. Colin Leatherbury in fact won the endorsement.  No more than a few hours of voting had passed before reports of the election’s first violation started trickling in. Yalies in (at least) […]

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Where there’s a Will, there’s a sick dude. Siiiiiiick.

By Zach Marks I’ve been showing YCC Treasurer candidate Jon Wu love on the blog the past few days, but his opponent, Will Alexander, deserves it too. His campaign theme – “Where there’s a Will, there’s a sick dude” – isn’t quite as sick as “Yes Wu Can,” but it still registers a significant reading […]

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Election 2.0: YCC Campaigns Go Digital

By Zach Marks As of 8 p.m. Sunday night, Harrison Marks’ campaign website had 566 hits. If the number of visitors to a candidate’s site has any correlation to the number of supporters he has, Harrison will need to draw a bit more traffic to be competitive in this race. Then again, Marks’ site is […]

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Getting Out the Freshman Vote

By Zach Marks It’s no secret. If you want to win a YCC election, you need to do well with freshmen. They consistently turn out in higher numbers than upperclassmen – last year 33% of voters were freshmen, compared to 30% who were sophomores, 22% juniors and 15% seniors. Since freshmen are less likely than […]

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“So what rules can we break?” Is Old Campus the Next Kenya?

By Zach Marks The room was rank with the scent of awkward tension and eager anticipation. Friends made uncomfortable small talk about final papers and how great the weather was today (to be fair, it was pretty awesome). But were they still friends? Sure, they were. But were they really? No. Tonight was the all-important […]

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Yes Wu Can

By Zach Marks This video is sick. No more words necessary (although there are lots lots more below the fold). Will Alexander, looks like it’s time to step your game up. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1b7-dOl5OWg (This blog software is really cramping my style. I should be able to include videos in the blog shortly.) This video is pure […]

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Best Friends Forever?

By Zach Marks From today’s YDN story on the YCC elections: “We all know each other very well,” [YCC presidential hopeful Katrina] Landeta said, referring to her competitors, both of whom she counts among her close friends. “So it’ll be interesting to see how the next few days unfold. But regardless, we all very much […]

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