Markel Starks wondered if he was hungry during the VP debate

Between complimenting one of his competitors on her looks, charismatically condemning Leo’s food as “nasty”, and saying he doesn’t think Hollis Thompson will declare for the NBA draft this year, GUSA vice presidential candidate Markel Starks (COL ’14) took some notes during the vice presidential debate last night. Click the photo to more closely examine how Markel was able to tie himself in tic-tac-toe twice.

26 Comments on “Markel Starks wondered if he was hungry during the VP debate

  1.  by  Hahaha

    This is right up there with Jed and Henry’s campaign video in which Henry announces he’s really good at chess.

    Please guys, keep up the good work.

  2.  by  Chessmaster

    Played two rounds of tic-tack-toe with himself, only to find out that it always ends in a draw?

  3.  by  Markel Starks

    First, thanks so much for taking a picture of my paper. Classic. I have a hard time staying focus with repetitive things. Ask anybody that knows me. You guys want to focus on irrelevant details but you fail to point out that I answered all the questions thoroughly and with tact. Clearly, I did not need to write my thoughts out on paper because they were already formed in my mind. I was not distracted I was prepared, and I gave each opponent their due respect and attention. Also, do not compare me to Henry and his campaign. I love Henry, he’s my guy. He’s helped me in ways that people could not understand. So Henry this is not a shot at you Big Homie or your running mate. But it comes down to this…we are running two entirely different campaigns. We are by far more equiped than they were. So do not group us together. Moving forward… You guys are playing right into my hands so please continue with what you think are detrimental comments (LOL). At the end of the day, I know how great our campaign is. It is only a matter of time until the rest of the student body gets as bored as I was listening to the repetitive ideas of current GUSA representatives and is finally ready for a change. So please spend your time doing something constructive and focus on things that matter. Bottom line is, I take this seriously and I am prepared to handle and take on your poorly supported criticism and stereotypes. No more underhanded comments. It makes you look ludacris and just shows that I can handle this position. But on another note, I apologize for my actions if they offended you. I take full responsibility for what is on that note card. At the end of the day, I am here to make Georgetown more suitable for your preferences and needs, and that’s why I am running. Thanks again. Vote Dan and Markel.

  4.  by  Hoya13

    Markel, you should have run at the top of the ticket. I still plan on voting for you, but Dan is a joke and he will prevent you guys from winning next week.

  5.  by  Gtown Sophomore

    @Markel Starks: You answered all the questions thoroughly? You did a good job bullshiting, but hell, you didn’t know what half the questions were about. And Hoya13 is right, you would probably win on your own, but LaMagna is one of the most detested people on this campus.

  6.  by  Common Sense

    @Markel Starks: I agree with the above comments. You need a better running mate man. And also, Jed and Henry actually did have a pretty good platform compared to facilities and an app (which is already being worked on by the administration). You looked good up there. Next year, run with someone who has half a brain

  7.  by  wtf

    I agree with Common Sense, this is uncalled for. Jackson, did you steal every candidate’s name placard from the debate, or did you single out Markel?

  8.  by  Hahaha

    @ Markel Starks – Sorry man, didn’t mean to offend. To be fair, I’m an alum so I can’t vote anyways. I’m happy to see the basketball team engaging with the student body and hope you do well in the election.

  9.  by  @wtf

    i totally agree “wtf” jackson this is pathetic you ought to be ashamed of yourself and be glad markel isn’t taking this to the administration or the cops as an invasion of privacy or hypothetically theft (my brother is a graduate of the law school, he and i had an interesting conversation about this). you have no moral codes, you have no ethical codes, and I have no clue how on earth you are going to defend yourself to God

  10.  by  Jackson Perry

    Son, we live in a world that has blogs, and those blogs have to be updated by men with laptops. Who’s gonna do it? You? You, @wtf? I have a greater responsibility than you could possibly fathom. You weep for Markel Starks, and you curse the Voice. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know. That Starks’ dealing with a bit of light criticism, while tragic, probably saved Georgetown. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves Georgetown. You don’t want the truth because deep down in places you don’t talk about at parties, you want me on this blog, you need me on this blog. We use words like ethics, code, morality. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent writing stuff. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who procrastinates and slacks off in class under the blanket of the very blog that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said thank you, and went on your way, Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a laptop, and write a post. Either way, I don’t give a damn what you think you are entitled to.

  11.  by  Lt. Kaffee

    Did you photograph the placard?! Did you photograph the placard?!?!

  12.  by  @wtf

    Jackson Perry, you are walking dangerous legal lines, and it would highly behoove you to not break laws. I love vox populi, but this post is just unacceptable. no bullcrap.

  13.  by  Lance Corporal Dawson

    @Jackson Perry I’m uncomfortable with the overall tenor of this post. MS was clearly singled out. Look everybody, the basketball player’s hitting on girls and writing dumb things on his placard! How very unprofessional!

    @Lt. Kaffee TEN HUT! There’s an officer on deck.

  14.  by  whoops

    @Markel Starks: That comment wasn’t ludicrous until you spelt it ‘ludacris’

  15.  by  @whoops

    Yeah, it’s so funny that he “spelt” it weird.

  16.  by  @whoops

    just because markel is black you assume he is always thinking about ludacris? racist…

  17.  by  Harvey Levin

    @Jackson Bradley : Excellent job, sir! Going through someone’s garbage and posting someone else’s tweets to try to discredit someone you are supposed to be covering! Genius!

    Want a job with me? I have an opening taking cooch photographs of female celebrities getting out of limos. I think it’s perfect for you.

  18.  by  Are we serious?

    This is absolutely disgraceful. What a bigoted, thoughtless article. Insult Markel’s *perceived* lack of intelligence all you want, but at least recognize that he is trying to do something good for Georgetown, whereas the author of this garbage is simply promoting such a tactless attempt at base humor as “investigative journalism.” The author might not think Markel is the best representation of Georgetown – but someone with such questionable moral and ethical standards, as displayed in this article, has absolutely no room to talk.

    I think this was an attempt at humor. I think it’s safe to say that, in this case, very, very few people share in the author’s sense of humor.

  19.  by  Vox Patriciorum

    Jackson, this is a load of bullshit and you know it. You can defend yourself by taking the high ground like you’re defending Georgetown… while everyone here knows that a. GUSA is a joke and b. he wasn’t going to win anyway. If Henry and Jed didn’t win last year- when the idea of a joke campaign with a basketball player was novel and therefore infinitely funnier- there’s no chance they win this year. And even if they do, you’re not saving Georgetown from anyone. You’re violating pretty much every journalistic rule that has ever existed. You can hide behind the shield of “so what, this is a blog” but that’s bullshit. You work for a newspaper and should have at least some respect for your fellow Georgetown student, common decency and journalistic integrity.

    Act smug and snide about your knowledge of what (your version of) journalism really is. But everyone with half a brain can tell what this is- a blatant grab for pageviews and an attempt at shocking journalistic investigation that has fallen way short and revealed what everyone already knew: Dan LaMagna and Markel Starks aren’t as qualified to be GUSA President and Vice President as the rest of the people in the field. SHOCKING. Everyone at Vox should get a pat on the back for making that big reveal to the Georgetown community.

  20.  by  #mostwanted

    Can everyone recognize the hilarity of this now?

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