With Lustig as President, What’s Next for SA?

Posted: November 22, 2011 by jerkmag in ZONE -- syracuse
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Congrats to Dylan Lustig and Taylor Carr for running two great campaigns. Dylan Lusig won the election, and it was hard not to know that he was running for the presidency of Student Association. While reaching for a napkin at Ernie Davis last month, I saw Lustig’s face on the side of the napkin dispenser and my newsfeed on Facebook has been flooded with reminders to vote for him.

His campaign did bring a lot of attention to Student Association, but after attending a SA meeting last week, I was left disappointed by our school’s student governing body. Last Monday, the association debated for nearly 45 minutes about allowing a student cultural society to hold an event entirely in Mandarin. SA has even denied JERK its funding because of a human error concerning scheduling.

Neal Casey, the current Student association president seems to be in love with his gavel, having banged it several times when he was not happy about the direction the debate was going. At one point I turned to a person sitting next to me and said, “This is intense, man.”

This is only one meeting that I attended and cannot say that this is how all the group’s meetings take place, but it was disappointing to see the high school style atmosphere. In my interview with Dylan Lustig last month he said there was not much interaction between the group and the student body and one can see why. I hope Lustig accomplishes all of his goals and brings the changes he wants to SA, but I will not call him “Mr. President.”

-Brysan Brown

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