Cesar Bahamonde Running for: Lower division senator Year: Freshman Major: Astrophysics Current Activities: CSUN Intervarsity Matador Christian Fellowship 1. I was on United Students League in High School and it has helped me to coordinate ideas I have with other people. I organized events and dealt with finances as a member of USL. I learned how to coordinate events on campus. 2. Finances, the economy is really bad. Communication between students and teachers also affects students.’ I believe that our educational system is based off ideal standards, but the problem is not meeting the standards, it is teaching students adequately. We should invest in technology that will assist the teachers and we should have teachers take a communication class before teaching. 3. Financial Status, pretty much just finances. More students are being forced to get loans. There should be more grants and more information on how students can get financial support. 4. Technology, I believe that technology like e-books can lessen the dependency on textbooks and help to alleviate the financial burdens of students. The investment will pay for itself in the long run and do even more for us. Stephanie Vajda Running for: Lower division senator Year: Freshman Major: Communications Current activites: Kappa Kappa Gamma 1. I’ve been president of my dance team. I started philanthropy for breast cancer. I’m also part of a sorority on campus and helped organize a philanthropy event. I don’t have a lot of experience. I’m a freshman in my second semester, but I’m eager and excited to get involved. 2. Club involvement and students getting the college experience. I know it’s sometimes hard because it’s a commuter school, but I’d like to give students a chance to have more school pride and more school spirit. 3. I feel a lot of students on campus don’t utilize all resources that are available to them, a lot of which they pay for in their tuition. Also, when students go into academic advisement, they should be prepared so they know what questions to ask and how to use their limited time with advisers to get the most out of it. 4. I guess that depends on the plans implemented when and if I get into office and how much they’re going to cost and also looking at whatever the needs are. It will probably be the ones who need it the most, like security, recycling and improving student involvement. Mark Kleckner Running for: Upper division senator Year: Freshman Major: Urban Studies Current activities: A.S. Finance Committee, ASREC Sport Club Council, CSUN Roller Hockey 1. I am the president and founder of CSUN’s roller hockey club. What I accomplished was I funded the first ever CSUN roller hockey team. For A.S., I’ve been a member of the A.S. finance committee for fall ’08 through spring ’09 semester. I’ve helped advise the senate as a member of the finance committee. 2. With the way the economy is going, finding a job after they complete their college career and receive their degree from CSUN is finding a career and finding a place in the job market with the economy the way it is. 3. Probably the most challenging obstacle is affordable higher education and student loans and successfully completing their time at CSUN. 4. With my experience on the A.S. finance committee and as a member of ASREC sport club council. I focused my efforts on representing the student body and providing fair funding for clubs and orgs.