I was confused at first when I saw the posters in the engineering student senate contest. One dude has more standard posters with his picture and summary of qualifications. No confusion there.
The other guy has posters with images of a tropical cocktail, a row of surfboards, bridesmaids with lilies, a sleeping puppy, and a german female cyclist frolicking in a fountain. The slogans say things like "Vote for [me]. Vote spring break." Huh? What do these things have to do with senate.
The poster of the cyclist is sunny, wet, and even a little sexy; senate is none of these things. Senate is dour, dry, and is exciting for only intellectual or political reasons. I expect that not to change no matter who serves as engstudsenator next year. Although there was that one time when TonyV said that our scholarship offerings were flannel pyjamas where others' were like a negligee.
After a bit of thought I guessed that dude is referring to the idea that the eng and math reading breaks might be increased from two days to the five of other faculties. He is attempting to connect his possible election with the prospect of a full week reading break, meaning a reduced pre-exam study period.
That supposed connection is the weakest part of the poster. The good parts are the bright colours and their prominence. They are everywhere. Unfortunately they make him look like he has a substance deficit.
He does have good experience, but the first guy, or the other-other guy has experience that connects to academic policy better.Posted by Ryan Chen-Wing at February 9, 2005 12:04 AM