I didn't think I'd have to touch student elections until January.
Apparently, I have miscalculated.
Things started a bit earlier this year. Usually around this time, various chumps in Suite C or other student groups start resigning their posts with much pomp and pageantry to pursue the highest office on campus, student body president. Under normal circumstances, you don't hear much from these characters until next semester -that's when Hamilton 100 gets plastered with fluorescent signs featuring cute slogans and pictures.
I received an early holiday treat when two candidates started in November the SBP squabbling they usually save for mid-January.
Bharath Parthasarathy, the pointman for junior Eric Johnson's SBP campaign, claimed that SBP candidate Annie Peirce violated Title VI, Article VII, Section 171 (A) (4) of the Student Code.
I'm not sure what handbook Bharath was checking out, but in my handy Student Code, a Title VI, Article VII, Section 171 (A) (4) involves two bungee cords, some Country Crock butter and a Rainbow Brite doll.
At first glance, all those Roman numerals and parentheses make Peirce out to be a pretty nefarious character, like Gargamel from the Smurfs. Turns out she was hanging with some student groups to let them know about a December meeting she's having where students can voice their concerns. (I give kudos to the Elections Board for not taking the bait and for clearing Peirce of the whole thing.)
There are two crimes here:
1.) Roman numerals are only acceptable when found in the title of the Rocky movies.