December 3, 2020

Candidate Q&A: Senatorial Candidate Evelyn Whitehead

Evelyn Whitehead

Reporting by Sheren Khalel

Q: What do you view your role as a senator to be?
A: “My position wouldn’t be for a school necessarily. So my role as a senator would be to help other people in the school and sort of go around and see what the problems are the schools and to sort of pick a project to work on it and complete that and pick another project. It’s sort of complete small things, (and) not take on huge things but small projects that I can actually fix, you know things I can actually get accomplished and help basically.”

Q: What goal have you set if you win?
A: “Well you know how in the fitness center, there are machines that are not working, and I know that’s making a lot of sports teams you know agitating for the sports teams because they need those spaces you know. Some of the vegetarians I know, they’re upset with their meal plans. And it’s actually great you know at Marlettos, but here in the UC they want to eat here, they want to study here and it’s actually not that great to study here and eat here because there aren’t many vegetarian options here. And they’re not that healthy if they can eat here. Other projects are curriculums in certain classes. I know a lot of the teachers moved around this year especially the arts and sciences departments. I think that sort of just getting that straight would actually be great, so that type of things.”

Q: What are some strengths and weaknesses of the SGA in the past, and how would you help?
A: “I feel like SGA hasn’t been that open to the public. I feel like a lot of people don’t know what’s going on in SGA which actually is a really big problem like some of my friends said ‘I don’t really know what SGA is doing, I don’t really know what’s going on, I don’t know who I can talk to, who I can sit down and say this is what I want to happen?’ I want to be that person that can just sit down and talk to people. I guess how’d I go about fixing that would be having my office hours and just know what we talked about I guess. I can have that posted in The Journal or in the freshman halls I guess. Because I know a lot of the freshman: They have a bunch of new ideas. They have new experiences that I think would be great to bring in.”

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