Malkerson-Cleary campaign installs a Rubik’s cube in Red Square
The Malkerson-Cleary ticket put up a clever installment in Red Square today—a Rubik’s cube on which each block has a different item of their platform. According to Colton Malkerson (COL ’13), the cube represents their ability to think outside the box and to solve problems. In an attempt to think outside the box, they came up with a box. In an email to Vox, Malkerson wrote:
We wanted to think outside of the box when it came to campaigning, so we literally came up with a box. The Rubik’s cube says we are solving problems on campus and lists proposals from our platform. We wanted something eye-catching that you couldn’t miss going through Red Square. Hopefully students are interested enough when passing by to read some platform items.
Vox wonders if there’s deeper meaning to the cube. According to the logic, Colton and Maggie will solve Georgetown’s problems much like they’d solve a Rubik’s cube, by putting all the sides in their proper order. The cube seems to critique GUSA campaigns, suggesting that each puts forward roughly the same platform, just arranged in slightly different ways. The campaign, in this case Colton and Maggie’s, that puts them together in the correct way has solved the cube. It implies that there is only one right way to address Georgetown’s problems.
But that’s just one interpretation. What’s yours?
Photo: Lucia He