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« el757 wrote on Friday, Feb 22 at 09:44 AM »
There's an aspect here that your story completely misses: students that WANT to run for SGA office or be involved are naturally going to join the Greek system more often than not. It's basically a selection bias. If you're the type of person that gets on campus knowing you want to run for office, you're going to pledge. Independents don't care. There are exceptions to that rule of course. Plenty of great independents run, and plenty win, but they are the exception to the rule rather than the rule. I was an independent on campus and did everything I wanted. I got all the groups and positions I ever wanted with no trouble at all from the Greek system. In fact, Greeks regularly helped me get into groups etc. because they thought I did good work. It's certainly true that it's easier to run as a Greek but during my time at Auburn (I graduated in 2007) two of the four SGA presidents were independent.
« Highrowd wrote on Friday, Feb 22 at 07:14 AM »
It is my understanding that the voting process was pretty shady. Crooks apparently won the first election but had votes dismissed for very, very, very minor reasons. Ballot order was suspect in the run-off. The dirty campaigning, rumors, dirty pool by the "Harrison Hinchmen" was sophomoric, at best. Did the best man win, not hardly. Don't have enough bytes to comment on their call outs behavior. War eagle.
« Relay4 wrote on Friday, Feb 22 at 12:05 AM »
But Harrison please fix what they have done to the spirit point system and get rid of the social media aspect of it altogether. Way to go brother
« Relay4 wrote on Friday, Feb 22 at 12:02 AM »
« AuGreeksOnTop wrote on Thursday, Feb 21 at 11:53 PM »
Crooks ran a pretty crooked campaign.
« MichaelMann wrote on Thursday, Feb 21 at 11:49 PM »
Hopefully Harrison can teach his followers how to be true Auburn gentlemen and ladies that do not flip off their opponent supporters and throw water balloons at them. I have been involved in SGA for four years, been to many call outs and have never seen a group like his. I believe an apology is in order to the other candidates sorority and campaign. I was there as a "GDI" involved on campus and disgusted how his fraternity or followers behaved. I have never been embarrassed to say I was involved in SGA events - I am now!
« AuGreeksOnTop wrote on Thursday, Feb 21 at 11:43 PM »
Sorry we dress normal and not like a hipster loser. Appropriate daytime attire: Tshirt or a button down (BrooksBros, Southen Tide, etc) PFG shorts, Levi's, or Khakis Cole Hahn shoes or boots If you don't like it, you don't have to live in the south and you can stick out like a sore thumb.
« AuGreeksOnTop wrote on Thursday, Feb 21 at 11:24 PM »
Congrats Harrison. Now do the Greek community right, buddy!
« AuGreeksOnTop wrote on Thursday, Feb 21 at 11:21 PM »
I'm sorry but Greeks are the ones keeping this student body together. We are a community and those who don't want to be part of it aren't, which is their choice. But it is just that, a choice. It is not as though they are being discriminated against and don't have a fair chance to run for SGA positions. Greek life is about fun, brotherhood/sisterhood, philanthropy, a sense of community, the best parties, and key word here: networking. Lets stop acting like the Greek Community is some big bad enemy that independents can't stand up against. Generally, the independents I encounter have a chip on their shoulder because they are looked down upon on campus, and are not motivated the way Greeks are... and there lies the problem. We are encouraged to be involved on campus by our greek organizations because we know we are the future of Auburn. Therefore we work hard for our block seating at football games, we work hard for our positions within our organizations, the IFC, and SGA. It is not handed to us because we are Greek. Most of the Greeks on campus are the cream of the crop of the student body, obviously they are going to be more involved on campus. We work to better the University. Be glad you have us, we're willing to put in the work that independents clearly don't. Don't hate the Greek community because we have more fun are better looking, and run this place.
« stoneyman wrote on Thursday, Feb 21 at 08:23 PM »
AU so needs a MACHINE to get rid of those damn spades! long live theta nu epsilon!
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