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United, Students’, Pool and an independent joined the Undergraduate Student Government election debate for determining who will run the USG next year. The debate took place in GLS/HDV Center Multiple Room on April 4. The first issue discussed was over transparency in the USG in the wake of the failure to uphold a fully vetted Elections Board Committee for the past 3 years. Presidential candidate Hassan Sheikh, of the Students Party said that “there needs to be some form of liability in the USG.” He indicated that advocates for quality report system could make USG transparent. “The fundamental parts of transparency are accessibility and communication,” said USG President Cole Lee of the United Party, who is running for re-election. “We are dedicated and concentrated on solving the issues by communicating with students.” Elizabeth Osei, presidential candidate for the Pool Party, interpreted that doubt in transparency would fall if the USG…

United, Students’, Pool and an independent joined the Undergraduate Student Government election debate for determining who will run the USG next year. The debate took place in GLS/HDV Center Multiple Room on April 4. The first issue discussed was over transparency in the USG in the wake of the failure to uphold a fully vetted Elections Board Committee for the past 3 years. Presidential candidate Hassan Sheikh, of the Students Party said that “there needs to be some form of liability in the USG.” He indicated that advocates for quality report system could make USG transparent. “The fundamental parts of transparency are accessibility and communication,” said USG President Cole Lee of the United Party, who is running for re-election. “We are dedicated and concentrated on solving the issues by communicating with students.” Elizabeth Osei, presidential candidate for the Pool Party, interpreted that doubt in transparency would fall if the USG…

Zootopia is a pretty ironic name. A portmanteau of “zoo” and “utopia”, it refers to a world that will never exist—even in an imaginary animal world. The movie delivers a powerful political message. Judy, a rabbit who dreams of being a police officer, bears discrimination based on her race. “Bunnies can’t be police”, she is told from birth. When she eventually achieves her dream, she goes to the city, Zootopia, where it is known that “everything is possible.” However, even the police chief can’t get rid of the bias and stereotype surrounding a bunny police officer. Not everything is possible, even in Zootopia. It indicates the difficulties of achieving equality desired by both the imaginary and real world. After a series of struggles, Judy finally solves a case and proves that racism is nonsense; it seems that it’s time to finish with a happy ending. In a press conference, Judy…