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UA Q&A

By Harel Williams

and Rose Grabowski

UA Coordinating Committee Members

Dear UA,

I live in Burton-Conner and one night I was trying to get to a crazy party in Simmons. Supposedly Chuck Vest was busting out “the robot.” I tried to cross Briggs Field to get my groove on, but when I reached the other side, all the gates were locked. My cell phone was dead, and I was down to my last Dorito.

My first reaction was one of desperation; I began to rock back and forth, hum and claw at the dirt. Then I realized I had my trusty glow sticks on me, and I followed my own footsteps back to Burton-Conner.

I’ll never forget that night, or the lessons that it taught me. However, I would like to ensure the next time I want to use the field I am not trapped against my will. Do you have any suggestions?

--Lockdown

We are very sorry to hear about your traumatizing experience. Not all the gates are open, but there are two alternate ways of getting around: Steinbrenner path between the track and Johnson or around Westgate lot.

We realize that these paths are very inconvenient and maybe in the future we can convince the Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation to keep the gates open more often and post flyers stating when the gates are accessible.

If any of our readers have had other interesting experiences on Briggs Field, please e-mail uaqa@mit.edu. Movie royalties will be honored upon request.

What up UA,

Yo, so my friend told me he is running to be a UA Senator and I was like, “Yo, what’s that?” And then he was like, “It’s off the heezy political.” What the dealio?

--P-Litikal

Your friend is right, fo’ sho. There are senator positions from each dorm, the IFC, Panhel, and LGC that together form a legislative body known as the UA Senate.

This body passes bills and resolutions that address student issues and attempt to improve life on campus. Each senator also has the responsibility of taking on individual projects that enhances a particular aspect of student life in which they are interested.

Senators are also required to represent the views of their constituency to administrators, faculty, and the rest of the student body. Elections for Senate as well as 2004 and 2007 class councils will be held this coming Monday through Friday (Sept. 8-Sept. 12). So get yo’ ass down to http://vote.mit.edu, a’ight?

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