‘Why don’t I remember this from class? I totally bombed this part on the midterm! My university career is being torn down by this single equation.’ These are all things that seem to run through our heads when we finally dive into our notes and see the veritable Everest of things we have to cover.

Agenda items can seem long, mysterious and confusing without the proper background, making it difficult to see how these issues affect students. Here’s what to watch out for in the upcoming AMS Council meeting on November 7.

“Rather than promoting goodwill and unity, the AMS has failed to condemn hate in some instances while hyperbolizing it in others. I want an AMS that respects that students can have unity and goodwill amongst each other despite disagreements.“

“Even if you ‘never get the flu,’ or are thinking about rolling the dice and dealing with the symptoms if they come, you should still get the shot for everyone else’s sake.”

But if Hamid wants a more engaged Council, it might be worth remembering that they are not— and should not be—a Board.

“However, if UBC wants to make serious progress, if UBC genuinely wants to lead globally in sustainability and if UBC wants ‘we’ to truly mean we, many aspects of campus will need to improve.“

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