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In Defense of Giant Joint

time for change

Remember… you don’t have to light up to lighten up.

From a campaign statement of sorts posted on Aural Wes…

WE CANNOT JUST KEEP WESLEYAN WEIRD, WE MUST MAKE IT WEIRD

CHOOSE ADVENTURE OVER BOREDOM

WE DON’T WANT A CHANGE IN BOSSES, WE WANT A CHANGE IN LIFE

WRITE IT IN!

Elections close at midnight tonight. Don’t sleep on it.

WSA Campaign Submissions

Hey also, lest we be accused of sowing anti-democratic apathy among a jaded post-Obama generation of voters, be reminded that Wesleying does accept WSA campaign submissions.

If anybody aside from Giant Joint and the few candidates who have already done so care to use this space, send us a brief blurb (less than 120 words) and a photo of yourself to staff(at)wesleying(dot)org, and we’ll try to get them posted by Thursday night. We won’t play favorites (first come, first served in terms of who gets posted), but if you hope to get more votes than our friend GJ you could do worse than to be seen on this site.

Giant Joint really gets our generation

giant joint hopeThe power of new media in politics: Giant Joint is now livetweeting the WSA election. I think ze’s really mobilizing young voters! Follow hir at http://twitter.com/giantjoint420.

Some pearls of wisdom thus far:

  • “smoke two of myself in the morning, smoke two of myself at night…”
  • just want to roll myself up in a nice, xtra large bamboo paper and keep warm”
  • toke&moke > booze&uz. GJ be holdin’ up the rad traditionz”

More in-depth musings (>140 characters) at Aural Wes.

Vote hir here for yr candidate of choice.

The system beats Giant Joint

giant_joint_2For posterity, let it be known that Giant Joint captured 111 votes for WSA President, as opposed to the unopposed Mike Pernick’s 206. This doesn’t count the other write-in variations, like “huge joint” and “the giant joint” (really?).

A strong showing! Never underestimate the strength of a grassroots movement.

Congrats to Mike Pernick and Becky Weiss, and better luck next year, Giant Joint.

WSA election results are in!

WSA elections closed last night at midnight, and the results are in.

At-Large Representatives

Interestingly, Giant Joint’s perennial candidacy got only 83 votes. Barack Obama got six votes, and students who took the elections a little less seriously wrote in such gems as Turd Sandwich and “Bon Appétit wasn’t going to fuck up Summerfields, but then they got high, la da da da da da da da.”

Students who took the elections a bit more seriously wrote in such pleas as, “These candidates haven’t written anything meaningful in their blurbs. Put a little less effort into sounding cute and a little more thought into what it means to be a WSA rep and I might vote for you,” and, “A candidate who actually takes this election seriously.” Check out the full results for more.

The five new At-Large Representatives are listed below, in bold. Candidates and notable write-ins are included.

  • Alexandra San Roman (252)
  • Amy Blume (245)
  • Cesar Medina (213)
  • Siriwan Luangthanahiran (188)
  • Joanna K. Seirup (174)
  • Jennifer Spero (138)
  • Giant Joint (83)
  • Barack Obama (6)

2012 Class Representatives

The freshman class voted, too, and were able to choose eight representatives. Giant Joint got only three votes. WTF, freshmen? Learn your Wesleyan history. Also, “Give me my dog!” got one vote. Huh?

The top candidates are below; winners are in bold.

  • Cordelia Blanchard (118)
  • Benjamin Firke (108)
  • Adam Ilowite (105)
  • Adam Fishman (104)
  • Meherazade Sumariwalla (103)
  • Genevieve Hutchings (92)
  • Greer Dent (92)
  • Aubrey Hamilton (91)
  • Raghu Appasani (88)
  • Timmy (Hyun Soo) Lee (73)
  • Will Levitt (72)
  • Carlos D. Laureano (72)
  • Seung Kwon (Joseph) Yang (69)
  • Aunchisa Tapanakornvut (63)
  • Victor Pesola (53)
  • Paul Schaffel (50)
  • Nam Anh Ta (36)
  • Sara Kass-Gergi (36)
  • Corey Dethier (30)
  • Elizabeth Fossel (19)
  • Chrissy Bello (15)
  • Giant Joint (3)

Disclaimer: I am a Senior Class Representative to the WSA.