Word, Anonymous commenter on Bwog. The results of the Columbia College Student Council elections were in last night, but I’m still recovering from the serious drama that ushered in our new student leaders.
I thought any ruckus would be a result of the prospie invasion for Columbia’s “Days on Campus.” (Prospies who attended: Don’t be fooled by the nice weather and relaxed attitudes on Monday. Columbia’s actually way more like this.) Instead, the Columbia College sophomore class seemed to channel their sophomore-slump-induced-frustration (or something?) into the debate on Sunday the debate about that debate that ensued in the “comments” section of Bwog.
Here is just a taste of the high emotion behind these Bwoggers. Many of the comments were offensively targeted at individual candidates, and all were far longer than anything I’ve ever posted as a weekly response for a class. If Bwog is any indication, people here have either taken way too much Adderall or are really into this student democracy thing. And does this mean Columbians are not apathetic, after all? (Probably not, since IvyGate’s bold endorsement did nothing to boost the two from last place and this was the voter turnout for all the elections.)
Indeed, commenter CC ’13, who is not but totally could be me, reminds us that these comments are not necessarily representative of general student interest in the political goings-on of Morningside Heights. “LOL like student government does anything,” he or she wrote. “JOKES.” While I would guess that student council probably does a lot of things, I would just add that many of the epic comments did come from students who identify themselves as council members.
Democracy is great, in general, and it is possible that people beyond the current and prospective members of the student council care about this election, in particular. But it is entirely certain that many Columbia students care about the campaign videos (!!!) that were generated as democracy ran its course. Movies are great, because they don’t have words, and that’s why no one likes foreign films. So for your enjoyment, here is another rapping campaign vid: