Every year, The Patriot hands out some superlatives to showcase some of the winners and losers of this past academic year.
This year, we’re adding reader polls (see below) so you can vote for who you think should win each category. We’ll take the poll vote totals into consideration when we decide who wins each category.
And the nominees (in no particular order) are…
Student Org of The Year
• Sigma Chi for knowing how to win student elections. Dynasty, anyone?
• GW Humans versus Zombies for shamelessly running around a college campus with nerf guns (and thwarting the zombie apocalypse) for fun.
• GW College Democrats for getting their act together and having one of their best programming years in recent memory.
• GW Club Sports for successfully lobbying for trainers. And for exponentially increased public awareness and prestige for the org.
Student Organization Epic Fail of the Year
• Colonials for Clean Air for pushing for an SA ballot initiative to ban smoking within 25 feet of campus buildings.
• MCGB and SA student leaders for losing student space like the fishbowl and Marv 5th floor to offices.
• College Republicans for capping off a lackluster programming year with Skybox-gate.
SA Leader of the Year
• Josh Goldstein for being Josh Goldstein.
• John Richardson for the first scandal-free year the SA has had recently.
• Ted Costigan for making costs go down, down, down – dooow-wnn (two cents at a time).
Best-Run SA Campaign
• Ashwin Narla for a strong performance in the runoff.
• Abby Bergren for running a good campaign against a tough opponent.
• Alicia Rose Seriously, just look at the ESIA-U Senate vote percentages. Landslide.
The Worst-Run SA Campaign
• Jeremy Iloulian for IAS (the eboard he was president of) endorsing one of his opponents.
• Austin Brewster for letting his opponents define the EVP contest.
• Ben Pincus Just look at the vote totals for the first round… ouch
Home Depot GW Tool of the Year
• Hugo Scheckter for being Hugo Scheckter.
• Phil Gardner for caring way too much about the SA.
• Aria Varasteh for tweeting nonstop about the SA and GW.
Lifetime Achievement Award
• Noreen Kassam for a great commencement speech and living up to GW ideals during her time at GW.
• Dylan Pyne for a lengthy and distinguished SA and MCGB career.
• John Richardson for moving from SA President to MCGB and taking his SA experience and admin connections with him.
Idea of the Year
• Panda Cycles.
Best Event of the Year
• Program Board for Spring Fling
• WRGW for Truckapalooza
• Camp Kesem GW for Operation ZamBALDi
Things GW needs to work on in the future
• The other 6 floors of Gelman Library
• Student Space
• Bring back WoW Wingery
Alum of the Year
• W. Hunter Patterson for creating @FakeStevenKnapp
• @GWPeterK for bringing unprecedented access to administrators through social media
• Chris Edwards (R-NV) and David Schapira (D-AZ) for declaring candidacies for U.S. Congress.
Vote for your picks in each category: