Mobile Journalism Assignment: Pi Sigma Alpha Election Watch Party

Members of Pi Sigma Alpha, an MU political science student organization, gathered Tuesday night in The Shack to watch the coverage of the presidential election.

The organization discusses political science professors and classes and hosts speakers and events. For the 2012 elections, it co-hosted a state senator debate between candidates Mary Still and Kurt Schaefer as well as two presidential debate watch parties with Tigers Against Partisan Politics, the Associated Students of the University of Missouri and the Missouri Students Association, senior Mandy Casals said.

“It’s important to get students to understand more about other things going on the ballot besides the presidential candidates in terms of propositions and state races,” junior Katie Steen said.

Casals said it’s important to learn about tonight’s results in a timely fashion, but that the results are not necessarily final.

“You have to remember not all of the polls are closed and that recounts are a possibility,” she said.

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