Say yes to CES

Team CES celebrates their electoral victory last night for AMS executive.
Team CES celebrates their electoral victory last night for AMS executive.
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President-elect Morgan Campbell (second from left); vice-president (University Affairs) elect Kieran Slobodin (centre); vice-president (Operations) elect Ashley Eagan (second from right), of team CES embrace as they celebrate their victory.
President-elect Morgan Campbell (second from left); vice-president (University Affairs) elect Kieran Slobodin (centre); vice-president (Operations) elect Ashley Eagan (second from right), of team CES embrace as they celebrate their victory.
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After several rounds of the oil thigh, flip-cup and the CES campaign song, the atmosphere at the CES election party was tense. Finally, when the AMS election team, lead by the current AMS executives, walked in, signalling a win for team CES, the crowd literally went wild and chants of ‘CES’ dominated the room for the next several minutes.

“All I gotta say is fuck yeah!” Ashley Eagan, AMS vice-president (Operations) elect said in her speech to the crowd after hearing the results. “We worked so hard to create something you could all vote for.” Eagan said she tried to remain level-headed throughout the campaign and not get her hopes up too high, but that she had her lucky charm with her on election night.

“The first person I called [when I found out] was my boyfriend of five years who goes to school in Ottawa. My lucky charm was the puck that he used to score in his first game in the Triple A league,” Eagan, ArtSci ’11, said.

Morgan Campbell, AMS president-elect, said that for most of the campaign, team CES was definitely the underdog.

“Team AMS, that’s it! I want to say that I saw this coming, but I didn’t ... we started off with a small team, that team put in a 100 per cent. I want to thank everyone who came out with no personal connections to the team and just loved our platform,” Campbell, ArtSci ’11 said in her speech to the crowd.

Campbell repeatedly thanked the team’s volunteers and said that the campaign was really about them all along. Campbell said that she’ll be attending her 8:30 class tomorrow, and having lunch with her undergraduate student trustee successor Lauren Long.

“I’m so excited to just learn as much as I can,” Campbell said, of the quickly beginning transition process.

Kieran Slobodin, AMS vice-president (University Affairs) elect said that he couldn’t think of words to describe his happiness.

“The fact that our entire volunteer force can fit into this kitchen really moves my heart,” Slobodin, ArtSci ’12, said. “We had some great competition.”

Slobodin said that he is most excited for the campus calendar to be implemented now that team CES’s platform points can finally become translated into action. While last night was about fun, he said today it’s back to business.

“I’m going to walk into my job and resume business in my commission, and maybe do some Econ assignments,” Slobodin said.

One of Team CES’s campaign managers, Amanda Judd, said that she had dedicated her life to this campaign for the past several months, and that she is thrilled the hard work paid off.

“It’s done, I can eat, I can sleep, I can go to classes,” Judd, ArtSci ’11, said.

CES supporter Erin Dietzel, ArtSci ’11, said she’s elated with the new executive team.“I’m in fourth-year and this is the first election that I’ve ever been involved in. It’s important to know what you’re leaving behind ... it’s only the beginning,” Dietzel said. Rory Johnston, ArtSci ’11, admitted to being the man in the blue morphsuit that made appearances at most CES events.

Team CES supporter Jamie Greenebaum, ArtSci ’11, said that she never really doubted team CES’s win. “I feel amazing, I’m just really happy, they’re good people and I believe in their abilities and I feel good that they’re here and will do everything they promised,” Greenebaum said.

With files from Catherine Owsik and Savoula Stylianou

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