The Langara Students’ Union is like Miley Cyrus – they’re so outrageous it’s normal now. Their antics are simply to be expected. You’d think with a new year, a new election and new bylaws that things would be different, but no. They’re still up to their old tricks: dodging media requests and withholding meeting minutes.
Vancouver rises up
An elected government should be accountable to the media, but more importantly it should be accountable to the people who voted it into power.
The cover of The Vancouver Sun read like a Fox News report last week: “Neighbourhoods in Revolt.” But it wasn’t hyperbole. Vancouver citizens are speaking out in forceful unison these days, all over the city.
Well, almost everywhere.
June. A month when The Voice is not in production and only a fraction of students are on campus. But who noticed this sly yet critical adjustment? Who voiced protest? This week The Voice requested minutes from that meeting and were informed they had not yet been approved and made available. What are we paying them to do up there?
LSU mimics city hall media policy
Citizens pushing strollers and hobbling with canes are rallying there to protest their government operating in the dark.
Community centres – the epitome of non-confrontational spaces – are taking legal action against the city.
When meditation instructors and swim coaches start suing people, you know the times they are a changin’. Langara, maybe we’re overdue for a good old revolution of our own?
We’re students, for crying out loud. We practically invented the word “protest.” Maybe we should start acting like it.
By Jana Minor