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

14 Comments on “Malkerson-Cleary campaign installs a Rubik’s cube in Red Square

  1. my interpretation is that Vox is a biased, stupid, and un-funny rag. Poor attempt at humor Mr. Perry.

  2. Enough is enough. The GUSA campaign is getting real annoying real quick.

  3. @typical – i love your vox comments. always on key.

  4. Please, don’t make further attempts at philosophy. Thanks!

  5. More installation art please! I’m voting Christo/Jean-Claude because they’re the only ones willing to wrap Healy in fabric.

  6. Clearly the only way to solve GUSA is to break it apart with a butter knife, then stare at the pieces forlornly.

  7. Your (not so) subtle attempts at sarcasm fail at making fun of the Malkerson-Cleary ticket and really just make you seem unqualified to be publishing “articles” in the first place. I legitimately got dumber while reading your inane commentary on a legitimately clever campaign tactic. Please do better in the future.

  8. Talbot won this thread.

    Otherwise, though, I’m a bit disappointed that Vox continues to cover flags, boxes, etc. but doesn’t even bother to attend town halls where voters get to interact with candidates. At the end of the day, which one is doing a better job communicating the information voters actually want to hear?

  9. The man speaks the truth. All candidates basically want the same thing. There are no polarizing issues at stake here. The issues don’t matter. This is a popularity contest.

  10. I wouldn’t clarify it as a popularity contest fully. It’s also about how many freshmen you can pester over two days, which Mike and Greg did best at last year

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  12. @Reason. My theory is that gusa is designed to affect people at the margins. They don’t have the authority or ability (usually) to make any major changes that impact student life as a whole. they are however, really good at pushing programs like SIPs, GUSA Summer fellowship, etc. These programs are usually only utilized by small, interested minorities of people within the student body. So to answer Reason,the platforms and issues at stake do matter, but to a degree limited by GUSA’s weak mandate.

  13. Glad Colton and Maggie spent time building a monument to their own egos…

  14. pathetic writing. seriously. why are such people even given the opportunity to write for campus publications?

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