Our View: Students need to vote

The staff editorial is the majority opinion of the editorial board of The Murray State News.

Students Government elections are on the way which means we are headed for another round of student apathy and discontent, right?

No. This year students need to take a good, long look at the candidates running for SGA positions. Not because they want someone they know to win a popularity contest but to make a better campus through student representation and power. Now more than ever students are being pushed aside in the wake of new tuition increases and Murray City Council’s decision to make students pay the sticker fee. Students on this campus need a strong leader who will stand up for us and be a strong voice on the Board of Regents and in the community at large. It is the duty of every student to take part in this process, especially those who are not graduating, as they will be most affected by the election.

So students, get out and vote. The ballots will be on myGate so there is no excuse for not having access or time. It takes more effort to check your email than to take part in this University’s democratic process. Don’t let apathy win this election.