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USC Student Government Candidates Questioned About Campus Safety Issue

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USC student body presidential candidate Joe Wright suggests each call box on campus should be equipped with a security camera. USC student body presidential candidate Joe Wright suggests each call box on campus should be equipped with a security camera.

By: Rebecca Farmer

USC's student government elections have begun and the presidential candidates campaigned on Greene St on Tuesday. Campus security is a major concern for students after an armed robbery at USC's Russell House last Thursday.

"We do need more security on campus, it being an open campus," USC student Kierra Miller said.

The presidential candidates have ideas on how to fix the safety issue. Candidate Joe Wright wants to push for more security cameras.

"We need to install cameras on all of the call boxes. Not all of the call boxes have them yet.  We need to make sure we install those so we can have eyes throughout the university to ensure safety," Wright said.

Rohail Kazi, another presidential candidate, wants more communication with campus police.

"Working with USC PD, working with campus safety, really figure out what are the problems," Kazi suggested.

When asked what they thought were the big issues on campus, campus security wasn't in their main platforms.

"[Students] want better parking and transportation, and they want better food options. And they want better athletic tickets. Honestly, the average student cares about that and that alone," Wright said.

Kazi had a different issue in mind.

"The biggest issue fundamentally for students is the budget cut," Kazi said.

Student elections are on Tuesday and Wednesday. Students can vote online at VIP.


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