Your Guide to the 2012 UPUA Election

It’s election day! After two weeks of intense campaigning, it’s finally time for the students to pick who gets to lead our student government into prosperity spend our $140,000 during the 2012-2013 school year. If you’re part of the 18% of the student body planning on voting in today’s UPUA election, it’s essential for you to be informed on all the candidates.

While it may be fun to go through the list and vote for whoever has the coolest name, it’s damaging to democracy to cast an uninformed vote. In the lasting words of the first UPUA President-Elect Jay Bundy, “You voted for me bitches. That was a bad idea.” We don’t want that to happen again, so we’ve compiled a list of resources to use when voting today. Polls open at 7 am and will close at 10 pm.

First, you’ll need to log-on to to cast your vote.

Here are our profiles of the three presidential tickets:

Courtney Lennartz/Katelyn Mullen

Evan Ponter/Ryan Kristobak

Maggie Quinn/Gina Feghali

Here’s our coverage of each of the campaigns:


Lennartz/Mullen Ticket Unveils Eleven Page Platform

Lennartz/Mullen Announce Campaign Strategy


Ponter/Kristobak Ticket Kicks Off Campaign

Ponter/Kristobak Ticket Fined for Sidewalk Chalk Gaffe

Ponter/Krirstobak Host “Chill Sesh” At Old Main


Quinn/Feghali Ticket Kicks off Campaign

Quinn/Feghali Ticket Distributes Pink SWAG

Here’s our coverage of the two presidential debates:

Not Much Uncovered in First Presidential Debate

Second Debate as Bad as the First

Here’s our guides for all the other positions you’ll be voting for:

At-Large Representatives

Academic College Representatives

Off-Campus Representatives

On-Campus Representatives

And here’s the rest of the coverage this election cycle:

UPUA Election Season Begins, Three Presidential Tickets Announced

[Disclaimer] Onward State’s Coverage of UPUA Elections

Why You Should Care About UPUA Elections This Year

Onward State’s Non-Endorsement

In the words of the great Dennis Kucinich: “If you don’t vote your heart, your heart never wins.” In all seriousness, there has never been a more important time for student government and student leadership in Penn State’s history. Please take a few seconds out of your day and vote. We’ll have more coverage when the returns come in tonight around 10 pm.

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About the Author

Kevin Horne

Kevin Horne was the editor of Onward State from 2012-2014 and currently holds the position of Managing Editor Emeritus, which is a fake title he made up. He graduated from Penn State with degrees journalism and political science in 2014 and is currently seeking his J.D. at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. A third generation Penn Stater from Williamsport, Pa., Kevin is also the president of the graduate student government. Email: [email protected]

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