Student Republican club rolls onto the Blair scene

Sept. 23, 2002, midnight | By Nora Toiv | 21 years, 2 months ago

The Republican club made a come back at a Blair SGA meeting earlier this week.

Two junior magnet students, Gordon Su and James Gao, founded the club and are going to be holding meetings every Thursday in room 314. They feel that Republicans are not fairly represented at Blair because of Blair's liberal tendencies. "I'm always getting hell for being conservative," said Su.

According to SGA treasurer Sophie Strike, the club had a hard time passing in the senate. "[The vice-president of SGA, Emma Simson] had to stand up and say that we weren't asking [the student representatives] to be in the club, it was just a question of whether [Gao and Su] had the right to found a club." After Simson made this clear, enough people raised their hands to pass the club.

Student Democrat's co-president Matt Yalowitz said the Republican club will benefit the school. "I think it's good to have political diversity at Blair," he said.

Su said that most of the people in the club are magnet students. He thinks that magnets tend to be more conservative because of "the area they come from." "My regular classes tend to be liberal while my magnet classes are usually conservative," said Su.

Yalowitz is excited about the upcoming election and feels the competition brewing between the two parties. "Having a Republican club will be good so Blair student Republicans will have a place to go and cry after the democrats take back the house."

Su and Gao do not want their club just to be for Republican students. "We want the club to be a forum for people with conservative and liberal ideas," said Gao.

Gao and Su welcome any students with political opinions to come to their club. For more information people can contact Gao at or Su at

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