May was a very hectic month at Leiden University. Between preparing for Final Exams and completing the Thesis, we were busy with student elections for next year. From May 7-22, we were greeted with candidates from various parties, courting for our votes. Voting is secret ballot with students login on with their username and password and casting their votes.

I didn’t like the idea of having the laptops out in the open like that and prefered to cast a vote in private. Does my vote make a difference? Le’ts hope it does for the sake of all the international students that will be coming here for their study. If we scream loud enough, perhaps they just might listen to our grievances.