Toreyan Clarke ‘11 & Benjamin Oakes ‘11
In just a few short months this semester will end and our junior year at Colby College will have come and gone. Much like we have done for the past two years we will look back remembering a few good stories, a couple funny (and at times embarrassing) pictures and not much more. However, despite the now routine process of moving up a grade, we all must recognize that this transition brings with it something very different: as a class, we have only one more year left at Colby College, one more year left before we enter the job market, one more year before the real bills start to pile up and one more year until around half of us are considered alcoholics. These are facts which, while scary, remain a commonality for us all. While only our senior year remains ahead of us, let us be damned if we won't take advantage of it in every way possible. We, Toreyan Clarke and Benjamin Oakes, as rising seniors feel the same way you do about making our senior year the most memorable and eventful year at Colby. Because of this, we are not running for class presidents to bolster our resume, nor are we terribly worried about SGA and its inefficiencies; we are running because we care whether our senior year meets our class' expectations as the best year yet. More importantly, we are confident that we have the background, enthusiasm and motivation to make our final semesters at Colby truly terrific. Below is a short list of ideas we would like to implement during the course of the 2010-2011 year. While this list may seem comprehensive, it is only a small portion of the things we hope to accomplish if you elect us:
•Increase senior class interaction with the Career Center and the alumni network via targeted networking events in New York City, Boston, Portland, and even our very own Pub
•Vastly increase senior class events not centered around drinking (bowling nights, movie nights, live music performances in the Alfond Apartment Complex, etc.)
•Green initiatives such as reducing salting and inorganic pesticides and fertilizers
•Pub night collaborations in conjunction with Academic Departments, Colby Clubs and Waterville businesses.
•Utilizing budget effectively: replacing useless giveaways with communal benefits such as lower prices at community stores •Creating new traditions to replace steps via input from the class: for example-fireworks with a barbeque by the pond
•Overall, more class revelry and festivities in the form of registered parties for the senior class •A larger array of events during senior week as well as an enthralling and relevant graduation speaker
Now you may be wondering, 'How can I be certain that these ideas come to fruition and my senior year is my best year ever at Colby College?' You can be rest assured that as your Senior Class Presidents, we, Toreyan Clarke and Benjamin Oakes, will do everything within our power to foster a collaborative and encouraging environment which will create memories that can endure the test of time. Vote for Toreyan Clarke and Benjamin Oakes on March 15-17 to ensure a fantastic end to our fulfilling collegiate experience.
Toreyan Clarke & Benjamin Oakes