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Wednesday, April 13
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ASG Elections
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Saturday, April 16
Vol. XVI, No. 20
Sagoe, Porter battle forl983-84 presidency
Sagoe seeks
to carry on
ASG goals
Porter sees
no guidance
from Nastari
John Sagoe has thrown his hat into
Clackamas Community College’s political ring.
Sagoe is running for the office of ASG president,
on a “ticket” with Linda Cox, who is seeking the
office of vice president (Please see related story,
this page).
There are only two elected positions in the
student government. Other executive cabinet
positions are appointed. These include Ad­
ministrative Assistant, Assistant to the President,
and Activities Director.
Sagoe is a foreign exchange student from
Ghana, a country in northwestern Africa. If
elected, he would be the second minority stu­
dent to hold the office of president at the Col­
Don Porter
Rle photos
lege. Bob Loo, a Sino-American, was president
of the student government in 1972-73.
“I don’t have any promises for the job,
because I don’t know what the students want
yet,” Sagoe said. Although he does not have
specific plans for the office, he would like to see
some Of the current ASG projects carried on.
“We’ve seen some very good issues attack­
Linda Cox and Tim vice president.
ed by the ASG this year, and we (Sagoe and
Tim Sytsma, 19, is also
Cox) would like to see them carried through,” he Sytsma will vie against each
said. Sagoe cited the thrice-yearly blood drive other for the office of working for that job. Sytsma
and book exchange programs as projects that he Associated Student Govern­ was a senator for part of this
ment vice president later this year, but resigned because of
feels are worthwhile.
“This year’s government has done a month. Cox and Sytsma are scheduling conflicts. Ironically,
tremendous job and we’d like to do as well or the only two people running for it was Cox who filled the posi­
the job.
tion vacated by Sytsma.
better,” Sagoe said.
Cox is running on a
Like his opponent,
Sagoe’s political background includes work
both here and in Africa. While at Adisdel College “ticket” with John Sagoe (who­ Sytsma also has a running
in Cape Coast, Ghana, he served as a house is running for president), while mate, Don Porter. Sytsma ex­
representative on the Board of Education, a Sytsma is working in conjunc­ plained the team-up formed
position similar to an ASG senator. He was also tion with presidential-hopeful around their common interests
(Don Porter.
and goals. Both candidates see
the chairperson of the Press Committee.
Cox, 39, is a .business ad­ vast room for improvement in
While attending Oregon City High School,
Sagoe was active in the International Relations ministration major. She is cur­ the ASG.
Club, which is a model United Nations spon­ rently an ASG senator, but has
“I feel I can serve the
sored by the University of Oregon. Sagoe also had very little political ex­ students well,” Sytsma said.
wrote for the OCHS newspaper and the literary perience prior to this year.
She is running with Sagoe
One goal Sytsma will
magazine, “5th and Jackson.”
shoot for is redefining the job
This, with his former work dealing with the because they share political
description for the vice presi-;
press at Adisdel College, led Sagoe to major in convictions, Cox explained.
dent. “The job has not been
International Relations and Journalism at the “We think very much alike. I
sharply defined in the past,”
College, and to write on a freelance basis for The think we can work very well
Sytsma said. “I think the vice
Cox sees the job of vice president’s duty should be to
From here, Sagoe would like to transfer to
president as one which evolves
support the president, and to
the University of Oregon or Portland State.
help people get the most out of
The end goal of his education is interna­ around two main departments,
the student government.” •
tional politics, Sagoe said. “It all depends on the ASG budget and the
Sytsma was politically ac­
what I do here in Oregon. There are two various clubs on campus. “I
possibilities; I would like to work for the Depart­ would like to see the clubs tive while attending Sandy
ment of State in Ghana as a diplomat, or apply more involved,” she said. “It High School. He served as the
junior class vice president and
to an international organization through the would help the ASG and get
more students involved.”
later as the student body presi­
United Nations.”
Cox is currently the presi­ dent.
Although he is not originally from the
Sytsma is running for the
United States, Sagoe does not feel his grasp of dent of the College’s Spanish
the English language will hinder his activities. “It club. She feels that this, along vice presidential job for
shouldn’t be a problem,” he said. “I have been with her business-oriented ma­ 1983-84 because “Helping
jor, would help her in the job of people is the key,” he said.
working with the language since I was six.”
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Cox vs. Sytsma for
ASG vice president
Don Porter has entered the race for the
1983-84 Associated Student Government
presidency. This is familiar territory for Porter:
He was the ASG president at Clackamas Com­
munity College in 1979-80.
Porter, 23, was a senator earlier this year.
However, he resigned before the year was out,
citing dissatisfaction with the current ASG.
Porter is running for office because he sees
a need for changes in the structure of the student
government, and because he sees “No guidance
on some sore issues” from this year’s president,
Paul Nastari.
Porter sees many problems with ASG and is
running on a platform with three key issues: To
improve on-campus communication, to upgrade
the College’s image with the community, and to
streamline the functions of the student govern­
The business management major has
several theories for improving communications,
including better utilization of the College’s
closed-circuit television system, dubbed the
Student Information Network, or SIN.
However, his largest complaint, and top
priority, is with the school’s image and public
relations. His suggestions for improvement in­
clude looking at the Lip Sync contests and the
game room.
To make the College more respectable for
visitors, Porter would like to see such activities as
concerts and Lip Sync contests relocated to the
McLoughlin Hall theater or, in warm weather,
He would also like to see the game room
eliminated or moved out of the Community
Center. Earlier this year, Porter conducted a
private survey, he explained. He alleges that “a
lot of people there (in the game room) aren’t
students,” but are simply members of the com­
Another area Porter would look into is the
College’s bookstore, to see if it is “fulfilling the
needs of the students,” he said.
“I can safely say there is not one student
who is completely satisifed with the bookstore,”
Porter said. He pointed to th'e prices of the
store’s merchandise and its buy-back policies as
areas which deserve investigating.
“Who’s making money? Who’s benefiting
from that money?” Porter asked. “I’m not ad­
vocating closing or boycotting it, just inr
vestigating the situation.”
Porter would also investigate the ASG’s
book exchange program, which he called
“something of a joke.”
Porter’s background includes work with the
Kiwanis, Senior Citizen Centers, a volunteer
Crisis Line, and the presidency of the College’s
ASG. He was a state Phi Beta Lambda officer,
and ran unsuccessfully for a seat on the College’s
board of education.