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Penn's YouTube-powered campaigns

Jenna Johnson

Last week University of Pennsylvania students fought for positions in the student government. One of the hottest races? Class of 2013 president. (Yes, freshmen campaigning to rule all of the soon-to-be sophomores.)

There was incumbent Jonathon Youshaei, who boasts on his campaign Web site that he got lots of coupons for students (like 20.13% off at Sang Kee Noodle House) and organized the GoodCrush Program ("I thought it would be the perfect ice breaker for asking people to the dance. Completely original idea. Never been done here before.")

And then there was challenger Jake Shuster "The Money Booster" who claims credit for getting the student government to increase the Class of 2013's budget. Shuster promised to organize class tailgates and get students more free "Penn 13" clothing, especially sunglasses and sweatshirts.

And then there were the dueling You Tube campaign videos -- featuring a Larry King cameo, dancing cafeteria workers, white dudes rapping and lots of girls dancing. (Kudos to Ivy Gate for first reporting on these.)

Enjoy -- and to find out who won the election, visit the Daily Penn's election results page and scroll all the way down to "Class Boards, 2013."

Jonathon Youshaei's Campaign Video

Jake Shuster's Campaign Video


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By Jenna Johnson  |  March 29, 2010; 12:09 PM ET
Categories:  Student Government  | Tags: Penn  
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