Published on November 29th, 2011 | by Jake Dalli2
PULSE, SDM PRESENT CANDIDATES AND MANIFESTOS
Following last week’s Annual General Meeting, the KSJC (Junior College Student Council) election campaign has started to gain momentum. Student Organisations SDM and PULSE kicked off their election drive by launching their respective team of candidates; packaging their promising manifestos with attractive merchandise and a burst of election hype.
The organisations contesting the elections held resonant presentations announcing their respective candidates. Late last week – social democrat students [PULSE] kept to tradition, by announcing their nominees at the back of the college canteen. A similar atmosphere encircled SDM president James Cassar yesterday, as SDM also presented its set of individuals.
Hoping for a fifth consecutive win, PULSE are this year campaigning under the slogan “Experienced to Guide your Future” – vaunting to extend PULSE’s previous work on the council. PULSE candidates are this year manifesting the introduction of a sports festival complying with other events; moreover, the focus has also been directed to the improvement of several facilities at the college – the chaplaincy amongst others.
Equally promising rivals SDM are boasting a council which keeps its promises and gets work done – with a campaign themed “It’s Time.” Declaring that “SDM will listen”, the christian democrat students plan to introduce a smart card refund system similar to that run by KSU. SDM are also promising a re-vamp of initiatives introduced by previous councils such as the “Pjazza”, Job Centre and Green area.
Both organisations are looking to commit to technology and to address bus reform complaints. The Pulse manifesto accedes the introduction of an interactive white board and lobbying for direct bus routes to university. On the other hand, SDM candidates are vowing to work towards setting up three iMacs and a private transport [taxi] system available to all JC students. Another common proposal is that of support towards other student organisations at the college. Other proposals can be found on the campaigns’ respective facebook events. [Pulse Link] [SDM Link]
The individuals contesting the elections are as follows:
[PULSE] Claire Azzopardi, Matthew Calleja Cremona, Nicholas Martinelli, Clara Fenech, Daniel Camilleri, Chris Busuttil and Matthew Zerafa
[SDM] Luke Muscat, Mattea Fenech, Gabriel Micallef, Martina Paula Carbonaro, Warren Stroud, Lara Attard and Ian Zahra.