Editor’s note: This article was initially published in The Daily Gazette, Swarthmore’s online, daily newspaper founded in Fall 1996. As of Fall 2018, the DG has merged with The Phoenix. See the about page to read more about the DG.
Yellow dear Students ov Swarthmore!
My name iz Marie Rousseau I am interested in being ze Campus Life Representative. Actually, for those of you who don’t know me I am French but I do not actually sport zis French accent. Oops, I did it again! I also don’t usually make Britney Spears song references.
Now for the serious part. When I came onto this campus, an innocent freshman newly imported to the land of the free, I quickly realized that I could never have found a campus life as rewarding in France or England. I am therefore extra enthusiastic about maintaining, and ameliorating, campus life at Swarthmore. As an eager event attendee I have been able to observe the Swarthmore student both outside and inside of its natural element and therefore feel I would be able to interpret student needs. I also enjoy meeting new people, Swarthmore being more diverse than my high school, and would be interested in cooperating with students from all backgrounds in order to meet their expectations.
As a French tutor I have discovered I enjoy listening to and helping solve people’s problems, which I feel is an essential part of the role of Campus Life Representative. I have also helped advertise numerous events, both as an I20 International Club member and the Public Relations Officer of Peace Week. Therefore, I think you should consider electing me, a true blood Frenchie, as Campus Life Representative (especially since I’ll never get a shot at being President of the United States)!