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The Student Newspaper of Mississippi State University

The Reflector

The Student Newspaper of Mississippi State University

The Reflector

    SA candidates only get week to campaign

    According to the election policy, SA candidates are allowed an entire month to campaign. No more and no less.
    However, this year the SA candidates are not getting a month. They are getting about a week.
    Granted, SA elections have a calendar month to campaign. But not if you look at the academic calendar, which records the dates of Spring Break and Good Friday vacation.
    The candidates were allowed this week to begin campaigning. Many of them set up blogs and Facebook groups, but the candidates have done very little hard-core Drill Field campaigning.
    Next week is Spring Break. After that is the short week before Easter vacation.
    Finally, after all the vacation, the candidates will hold a debate the night before elections.
    With all the vacations, this will afford the candidates little time for campaigning and the voters little time to make their best judgments from the selection.
    Not only will everyone be on vacation for much of the campaigning time, The Reflector, one of the more informative groups involved in the SA elections, is not scheduled to put out any newspapers until after the election is over. To combat this, we will run a special SA election edition.
    The election schedule has been poorly scheduled, and this mishandling is not fair to candidates and the student population.
    The Reflector editorial board is made up of opinion editor Angela Adair, news editor Elizabeth Crisp, assistant news editor Jed Pressgrove, sports editor Jeff Edwards, entertainment editor Dustin Barnes, managing editor Pam McTeer and editor in chief Josh Foreman.

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