Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) presidential and Board of Directors candidates can advertise on campus for the last 10 days of the election period. | Joseph Pack/Mustang News

Benjy Egel

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With the start of open campaigning Sunday night at 5 p.m., Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) presidential and Board of Directors candidates were given their first opportunity to advertise for their campaigns.

While presidential candidates Owen Schwaegerle, Lance Collins and Kyle Jordan’s names can be seen on many advertisements, some of the most creative posters belong to Board of Directors candidates.

Chemistry sophomore and current College of Science and Mathemetics (COSAM) representative Lexie Bonestroo’s ads feature her sitting on the Iron Throne with the title “Game of Votes,” a nod to the popular Game of Thrones books and TV series.

“I’m reading the books now, and I wanted to think of something that would catch people’s eye,” Bonestroo said. “Active campaigning began the same night as the season premiere, so I knew (Game of Thrones) was on people’s minds and might spark an interest.”

Like most Board of Directors candidates, Bonestroo does not have many opportunities to win over voters and must be strategic in her campaigning efforts. Students can only vote for Board of Directors representatives from their academic college.

“I’m going to talk to some clubs associated with the College of Science and Math, like the Pharmacy Club and the COSAM Ambassadors,” she said. “But other than that, I’m not planning on doing too much.”

Candidates can advertise for their campaigns in the 10 days before the election, which is on April 22.

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