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A needed voice

Sexual assault and mental health are just two of the issues student’s face that are not going away overnight. They require vast amounts of energy, time, and effort. As we continue to push for solutions, we need to include as many perspectives as possible; the inclusion of a strong, female perspective will be critical.

Facing the mental health crisis at Stanford

Stanford needs to know that the mental health of the student body is in crisis, and this crisis needs to be addressed. The ASSU is a limited body, but it isn’t a powerless one. Let’s use the resources we do have to tirelessly advocate for these issues, and actually get something done.

Editorial Board: Reform should not be rushed

While we appreciate the commitment to reform and support the proposed amendment, we question the decision to set the special election for Dec. 4 and Dec. 5 because it leaves unsatisfactory time for meaningful debate about the bill. Furthermore, holding the election during Dead Week — as students are focusing on exams and finishing the quarter — may limit voter turnout and thereby threaten the bill’s chance of passing.

Why Stanford needs SASA

Stanford African Students Association (SASA) was one of only two student organizations not granted special fees by Stanford’s student body in the ASSU Elections last week. As leaders of SASA, we were heartbroken to find that we fell only 0.76 percent short of the required 15 percent of student support in order to receive special fees. Our annual flagship event, the African Cultural Show, happens to be this Friday, April 18 at 6 P.M. in CEMEX Auditorium. If you think SASA deserved special fees, or if you’re unsure or don’t know enough, come check it out.

ASSU Elections: A case study

The greatest obstacles our nation faces today are its uninformed electorate and its tendency to allow others to do our research and thinking for us. After witnessing the ASSU Elections last week, I realized campus politics were the perfect case study for these same problems. If we truly want to see change in our country, we need to care enough to do our own research, verify the facts with multiple sources and vote intelligently.