MSG elections bring civic spirit to campus

From the epic St. Patrick’s Day block party to the amazing weather, spring 2012 is a great time to be a Mercyhurst Laker.

While Mercyhurst has had many great moments as of late, I would like to take a moment to reflect on the Mercyhurst Student Government (MSG) elections that took place last week.

After a productive and inspiring year serving the student body as MSG president, Meghan Hess will be turning the reins of one of Mercyhurst’s most prestigious positions over to newly-elected President Richard Molloy.

This year’s MSG presidential election was one of the first contested competitions for the top spot in many years, and as a student, I was excited to see the hype that surrounded the campaigning on both sides.

To add to the hype, students attended the MSG debate, and we saw support for each candidate on Facebook and Twitter.

Now that all of the ballots have been cast and counted, it is fair to say that this year’s MSG election was one for the books. Great campaigns were run from both sides, and the hype involving the election will set MSG up for a successful 2012-13 school year.

Yes, now is a great time to be a part of the Laker nation.