From the Editor-in-Chief: Clean sweep victory for DASO, but can they get the Student Governance house in order?

What might have seemed like Christmas to some, felt like an April Fools’ joke to others as the preliminary SRC election results were announced last Wednesday. DASO cleaned house by taking the ten elective portfolios decisively. It was really only by default that the EFFSC managed to pick up the two deputy positions in the presidential and secretary portfolios. The margin of victory obtained by DASO makes it clear that this wasn’t a fluke, the closest contestant showed a difference of more than 400 votes. On average the difference between the DASO candidates and their competition was more than 1300 votes.

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Are all the things political?

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Between the fiasco that was the vote of no confidence, to the growing fear of nuclear war between North Korea and the US, I completely understand why some of us may be feeling a little “politically fatigued”.

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The things are rather lit

Apologies for the title, but I’m trying to be cool. But now that I have your attention, welcome to our Literature edition – it definitely is lit. We have been working on it for quite a while. A literature supplement of this size has been my dream for quite some time and I am immensely proud of every person who had a hand in putting it together.

I’m most proud of the writing competition this week. We received an overwhelming number of entries, showing the importance that literature has in our lives.

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All the things are chemical

Science plays a large role in the shaping of a better world. Unfortunately, science is frequently in the news facing opposition from people who deny or disagree with it because it opposes or conflicts with their belief system.

There is a strong difference between a fact and an opinion. A fact is objective and can be proven and backed up with evidence, whereas an opinion is subjective and stems from a belief or view. It is the difference between ‘today was 35 degrees on average’ and ‘I thought today was very hot’.

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The thing is bittersweet

The second semester is basically a mini new year without the fireworks. We start off reenergised, hyped and hopeful, ready to take on anything that comes our way and able and willing to make changes to the missteps of the previous semester. But just like New Year’s resolutions, our good intentions and determination tend to fizzle out rather quickly.

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