Today’s continuation of a Voting Guide for Vox readers. Here we provide you with the five students running for Senators At-Large: Shavonnia Corbin-Johnson, Yolo Zhou, Danny Aherne, George Spyropolous, Cannon Warren, and Nicholas Fedyk. Cameron Molis did not respond for interview request.
Shavonnia Corbin-Johnson (SFS ’14): Be the Change
Georgetown University Student Association candidate Shavonnia Corbin-Johnson (SFS ’14) is running on a platform of change. “I know I can make a change on this campus by getting the students’ voice listened to, not just heard,” she said.
Corbin-Johnson is a Culture and Politics major running in the Nevils Hall and Alumni Square district, which has two available senatorial spots. Corbin-Johnson is competing against four other candidates.
Unlike many candidates, Corbin-Johnson isn’t as focused on dining hall issues. “Leo’s isn’t my first priority,” she said. “I believe there are many things, small and big, that if fixed will make more of an impact on the campus than Leo’s.”
Corbin-Johnson’s platform is centered on the concept of working well with the Georgetown administration. “My first priority would be building trust with the administration,” she said. “Once they trust you and know you have good intentions, then all else that follows, suggestions, passing legislation, etc. is much easier.”
Corbin-Johnson is a returning GUSA member who served a a Senator At-Large last year. During her tenure, her accomplishments included “extra printers in Lau; passing of the safe reform; no more servers serving the hot food in Leo’s, creating extremely long lines; and double-sided printing.”
Corbin-Johnson also hopes to improve WiFi on campus. “Although spotty, we urged the administration to start putting wireless in the freshman dorms and in the rest of Village A, which we hope to get improved and working properly this year,” she said.
Yolo Zhou (MSB ’16): You Only Run Once
Zhou is a Finance and International Business major, is running for GUSA Senator-At-Large who hopes to add a Leo’s take-out option to the Grab and Go program. “Pre-packaged Grab and Go foods are very much inferior,” she said. “Wouldn’t it be nice to choose what you want from the salad bar or the dessert station and just take that to go?”
Her proposal is to add take-out boxes to the cafeteria and create a system for payment. She believes this could also effectively lower the price per swipe at Leo’s. Read the rest of this entry »