Campaign week for the 2014-2015 SAC elections closed today with the making of speeches and the removal of the posters plastered along first floor halls and the cafeteria. Forty-five candidates made speeches to students in Grades 9, 10, and 11, each being allotted thirty seconds to make their pitch, with the exception of the Presidential candidates and next year’s Vice President, each of whom was given a minute to speak. The audience cheered enthusiastically as students made promises, addressed the crowd directly, and performed raps.

The highlight of the event was perhaps when Presidential candidate Gavin Xu exclaimed, “I do not represent Marc Garneau, I am Marc Garneau!” Other notable moments included Athletic Convenor candidate Michelle Nyamekye rapping to the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and Spirit Convenor candidate Shazde Mir expressing her goal to be more than “that white guy’s girlfriend.” Unlike previous years, students can vote online by following this link; candidate platforms can be found here. Polls close Thursday night at 11:59 pm.

Photos by Kasra Koushan.