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Editorial: Some tips on voting in Thursday’s MCSG Elections

Candidates for student government office are gearing up for Thursday’s vote by making the lofty promises that are customary of MCSG’s executive elections. The most important matter at hand this year, however, is not whether the candidates’ ambitious proposals will be realized—it’s whether students will care either way.

The past year has raised eyebrows about the effectiveness of MCSG. In the fall, the additional allocations fund went dry without notice early in the semester, and recently we learned the Springfest budget was unexpectedly $20,000 short of last year’s figures.

We strongly encourage candidates to think about what they truly can do to bring students closer to MCSG, as they all promise to do. Student government devotes a great deal of energy to reforming itself—adjusting the constitution and various bylaws—and doling out money to student orgs. While these actions are important, it seems there is much more potential for the student body to connect and have interest with its governing body.

Editorial: Bring on the MWF Waffles

Waffles: a springtime breakfast for lovers. You know you love the crispy batter that rises out of the Black and Decker like a phoenix, only to give way to swooping pockets of glorious air.

Yes, you live for waffles. Caf’¨ Mac Waffles. You get up early twice a week, drag yourself over to Caf’¨ Mac just to pour that priceless, irreplaceable waffle batter into the waffle iron. Two and a half minutes later and it’s waffle heaven. But Caf’¨ Mac has been waffling harder than John Kerry as of late, denying us our MWF waffles. TTh is not good enough. TTh, when uttered as if it were a real word, sounds, well, silly.

As 18th century American hero Patrick Henry once said, “Give me [waffles on Monday, Wednesday and Friday] or give me death.” We promise if we get MWF waffles, we’ll never stick our hands in the wafflemaker ever again.

The opinions expressed above are those of The Mac Weekly, as determined by a board comprised of the Editor-in-Chief, Managing Editors and Opinion Editors. The perspectives are not representative of Macalester College.