CCSC Election Results In: CUCharge Victory

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The winners of the Spring 2011 CCSC elections were just announced! See the full PDF, or read the highlights below.

According to the CCSC Election Board, “This election was both the most competitive in recent memory and also that with the highest turnout, with approximately 45% of Columbia College voting.”

Executive Board:

CUCharge: Aki Terasaki (President), Ryan Cho (VP–Policy), Jasmine Senior (VP–Campus Life), Kevin Zhai (VP–Funding), Virat Gupta (VP–Communications)

University Senators:

Alex Frouman and Eduardo Santana

Student Service Representatives

Karishma Habbu and Christina Fan


Sarah Chai (President), Kylie Rogers (VP), Hannah Wilentz (Rep), Randy Subramany (Rep), Rohit Iragavarapu (Rep)


Mario Rosser (President), Eleanor Stein (VP), Ryan Mandelbaum (Rep), Elizabeth Angeles (Rep), Max Bartick (Rep)


Conan Cassidy (President), Joanna Kelly (VP), Roko Rumora (Rep), Daphne Chen (Rep), Sarita Patankar (Rep)

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  1. YAY  

    GO AKI!!!! congrats on a well deserved win :)

  2. Anonymous  

    Better Columbia won the first round of voting (606 votes) against CU Charge (578 votes) and UniteCU (486) votes.

    They then lost narrowly in the second round (742 votes) to CU Charge (789 votes) after UniteCU's second-choice votes were distributed..

    Must be bittersweet to lose even when they were the most-preferred first-choice party out of the three parties.

  3. CC '14  

    Speaking as a first year, I am very dissappointed Kiwi Krew won again.

    The one thing I want from my CCSC is a cheap or free t shirt, or something awesome like '13's recent boat party.

    Why are SEAS '14 shirts around $6 and CC '14 shirts around $16? Because of stupid ice cream socials and events run by this years CCSC '14. And now we can have that again.

    • CC'14 as well

      If you actually knew anything about the finances of CC'14, then you wouldn't be making such stupid assertions. Those events that they hosted weren't very costly and furthermore, the cost of the shirt was never set at $16. The reason for it being more expensive is that it would be printed on American Apparel shirts, not shit quality.
      The class voted and they liked what the Kiwi Krew did. Get over it.

    • Current CCSC member

      Little do you know how admirable the work of CCSC'14 has been this year. They've done far more than throw 2 study-breaks and Winter Wonderland as most freshman councils do. Their work has been fantastic and they thoroughly deserve their re-election.

      • Anonymous  

        Actually they have been terrible in management. Conan did NOT even show up for Winter Wonderland. What kind of president doesn't show up to the biggest event of the year for freshmen?

        There are many CC '14ers who have complained about Conan and the rest of CCSC '14.

        • Roko  

          Hey! :) I feel your pain. If I had paid $13 for Winter Wonderland only to see Conan and he weren't there, I too would have been crushed.

          Therefore, to make your convalescence speedier, we have arranged for a make-up session Winter Wonderland only for you and Conan. For all information regarding scheduling, dress code and all other general bitchassness that you don't complain about until election time, please feel free to contact me at rr2722@columbia.edu

          Your humble servant,


          • Julie  

            I have to say, I personally was also disappointed by Conan's choice not to attend Winter Wonderland. I thought I was making an investment with that $13 dollars, but it turns out all I got was a party with a bunch of my classmates and a good DJ and food and photos and Lowe Library. Little did CCSC know, all we really wanted was the chance to see Conan in formal wear. It's okay, you can admit it.

            Look, friend. I'm sorry you have such negative feelings about the Kiwi reelection. You must have been very disappointed that Conan now has to continue spending time at CCSC instead of snuggling with you.

            If you were a real Conan fan, you would want what's best for him and for our school. *~*~*~If you love something, let it go.~*~*~*

          • Oops, Julie  

            Please forgive the $/dollar redundancy.

          • Alex  

            For anyone who supported me in this election: we fought as hard as we could, and though we fell short, the failure is mine, not yours. The road was difficult from the onset.

            I think what's important now is to put aside any petty differences we might have and focus on working together not only to support the newly elected CC'14 class council, but to also help each other make this year even better than the one before

            A sincere congratulations to Conan, Joanna, Roko, Sarita, and Daphne; you have my support.


          • Anonymous  

            This is exactly why people don't like the Kiwi Crew. Stop being snarky and sarcastic. Just admit Conan EFFED up and move on. Don't make fun of the person for such a badly planned Winter Wonderland.

          • Roko  

            Snarky and sarcastic is a good response to someone claiming that 15 people weren't able to plan the event because one of them didn't attend.

          • lol  

            Yet the majority of us freshman voted for them. Funny isn't it.

        • Anonymous  

          I don't remember seeing any of members of the opposing parties at Winter Wonderland...

        • Anonymous  

          I know that Conan puts 10000% percent into CCSC. It's Joanna who is a complete bimbo and a dolt.

          • Roko  

            Ugh. I knowwwwwwwww. We never wanted her on our team, it's just the official bimbo Title IX rules that we need to comply with.

            j/k, of course. Don't be a jerk!
            Joking aside, I assure you that Joanna's doing her job just as well as the rest of us do, especially in Dining where's she's basically representing all of the undergrads. :)

      • Anonymous  

        Erm, I'm a Senior so, really a cornier, more well-digested sh*t could not be given, but aren't you generally supposed to wait for OTHER people to call your work 'admirable'?

  4. Too Bad  

    Better CU was clearly the better party. Columbia should change their voting system. This run-off system clearly doesn't serve the interests of the students.

    • so happy  

      that our school was not disgraced by the incredibly inept Barry. have you ever seen someone who was so lacking in common sense and class? I think i've seen pigeons saunter around campus w/ more grace than this endorsement craving neanderthal. the great things about elections is that it shows what is simply NOT TOLERATED by the general student body...amen to Aki and his party, they simply were a cut above the rest.

      • Anonymous  

        Wow, nowhere in that horrifying post did I hear you say anything valid about Barry or BetterCU's policies. Somehow I think that the number of endorsements his party got meant that he was well-liked and respected by the student body, not that he was somehow inept. I would advise you to pay better attention next time, and furthermore to stop being an unbelievable ass.

  5. congrats cu charge!  

    yay aki! yay kevin!

  6. CC'13  

    UGH so upset about the bold party...so fake.



  8. Anonymous

    Five Guys > BOLD. Sorry.



  10. Anonymous

    and what about Sarah and Kylie from 2012...?

  11. CONGRATS  

    Sarita is soooo amazing...and sexy

  12. Anonymous  

    Oh Jesus Christ another year of emails from Ryan Mandelbaum

  13. Anonymous  

    way to go CU CHARGE... and goood effort UNITE CU....im so glad that BETTER CU didn't get it..they have no clue what's goin on..and their vp policy was M.I.A thru the entire campaigning process..

  14. CC '13  

    WOW thank god peteception or whatever it was called didnt win. literally, the biggest collection of bafooons

  15. Anonymous  

    at least mario is articulate and has a hot girlfriend

  16. where

    are the ESC results?

  17. CC '13

    if elections are just popularity contests, not enough cool kids voted this year.

  18. Sooooo  

    Did anyone else notice that the Better Columbia posters used a very similar font and shade of blue as the Obama '08 posters?

  19. Anonymous  

    BOLD won you retard. Decisively. I hear Jeffery Lax is teach Logic next semester. Maybe you should take that class.

  20. CC'13

    I'm incredibly disappointed in the class of 2013. Mario is a self-serving individual, and I will not consider him my class president.

  21. Ha! ROTC wins again

    Ryan Cho is an Army ROTC cadet.

  22. CC'11  

    as a senior, this all seems incredibly petty. ALL of it.

  23. 2013  

    I think i'm PREZBO! Alma Mater.

  24. Anonymous  

    frouman, the shit or not the shit?

  25. Senators  

    Frouman was obvious but Dylan or Steve would have been better than Eduardo.

  26. why

    did my write-in vote for Stephan Vincenzo not show up in the results???

  27. oh well  

    I'm assuming CC'13 ran for president and lost against Mario or is one of the candidates' friends. What a sore loser...

  28. oh well  

    The above commenter CC'13, not the year

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