Homecoming elections begin

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International Students Association candidate Yeim Bae (Left), with club members Abner Caguina (middle right), and Aljen Medillio (right) campaign for Bae. She is one of the women who made it to Homecoming Court.

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Homecoming elections began on Oct. 5. and 6.

Homecoming court returning candidate Raquel Ramirez said, “Any time the weather is really hot, really cold, or raining, people don’t stand around in the walkways, and we can’t hand out the flyers and we talk to people as they are walking by because no one wants to stand around in the cold.”

Candidates struggled to talk to voters, posters were washed out, flyers flew into puddles, but some of the candidates and the campaigners manage to continued to campagin.

The majority of candidates used candy and flyers, but actually talking to the voters was important and some candidates did.

Candidate Diana Pham said, “We are doing as much as we can to get at least to princess, and from there we’ll take it home hopefully.”

Undecided major Jocelyn Ledesma said, “She [the candidate] had a low-cut shirt, she seduced us practically. Then, she left and came back to give is more [flyers] even though she had already given us some, then after she came and put a poster behind us.”

Campaigning is hard work but some candidates pulled it together and managed to get students to vote.

Ramirez continued, “Hopefully people will still go out there and vote by word-of-mouth if we can’t get them by the flyers.”

Pham said, “It’s been fun. It’s been a good experience, I’m actually really excited. It’s my first time actually running for anything.”