I'll be honest, in the past four years I have often complained about certain aspects of GW life without making any real effort to change things. I genuinly appreciate the work of SA and my fellow students to take this next step.
CCAS candidate Dan Keylan, a participant in the GWblogspot online debate, said in response to a question regarding food costs on J St,
Prices in J Street are indeed ridiculously priced. Unfortunately, getting prices lowered will be a difficult task. The best chance we have is to start complaining, through emails to GW dining services, and even facebook groups. Believe it or not, the University does actually listen if enough people complain. I'll admit there is little the SA can do to improve the price of J Street Cafe unless a significant number of students help in voicing their disapproval of the outrageous prices.
So next time something really "grinds your gears," vent on GWblogspot, or send a letter to the SA. Like Keylan said, there's really not a lot they can do without proof that something is really an issue--i.e. students complaining.