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Student Government makes changes to amendments included in new constitution

Student Government makes changes to amendments included in new constitution

Sarah Martinez, News Reporter

November 12, 2019

Student Government discussed changes to the new constitution in The Constitutional Overhaul and Student Government Reform Act of 2019 at the Nov. 11 meeting. The meeting began with members of the public expressing their concerns. Jessica Lieck, political science senior, brought attention to the recent...

Bobcat Bounty could move to LBJ permanently

Bobcat Bounty could move to LBJ permanently

Faith Smith

November 5, 2019

Bobcat Bounty staff is currently looking to gain permanent space on campus for its food distributions, and Student Government is pushing for the spot to be in LBJ Student Center. Bobcat Bounty is a student-run, on-campus food pantry for students at Texas State. Student Government officials and the Vice President of...

New constitution proposed for Student Government

New constitution proposed for Student Government

Sierra Martin, News Reporter

November 5, 2019

The Student Government meeting was comprised of voting on the Cabinet Compensation Act, Campus Safety Review and reading the updated Student Government constitution. The resolution "Cabinet Compensation Act" passed and allows cabinet members to be reimbursed for any responsibilities they are given...

Student Government diversity week advocates for campus inclusivity

Student Government diversity week advocates for campus inclusivity

Sarah Martinez

October 24, 2019

Student Government is hosting its first-ever Diversity Week, celebrating values and differences in the Texas State student body.Scheduled for Oct. 25-Nov. 2, the week includes programs and events advancing cultural and diversity awareness. Diversity Week: Living in Our Truth is the first program Student G...

UPD Chief reveals staffing shortage at Student Government meeting

UPD Chief reveals staffing shortage at Student Government meeting

Sierra Martin, News Reporter

October 22, 2019

Student Government welcomed guest speakers Monday, Oct. 21 from the Office of Equity and Inclusion and the University Police Department. Student Senators voted to approve legislation supporting students employed by the university and implementing digital student identification. The eighth session of the Student G...

Student Government retention rate suffers

Student Government retention rate suffers

Sarah Martinez

October 16, 2019

Recently, Student Government has faced a drop in student senator retention. A special election is being held Nov. 11-14 to fulfill vacant seats. Call for a special election is due to student senators leaving the Senate. Out of 30 senators, seven have quit. According to Student Body President Corey Benbow, reas...

Student Government addresses “homophobic” actions by campus organization

Student Government addresses “homophobic” actions by campus organization

Sarah Martinez, News Reporter

October 15, 2019

Editor's note: The following article was updated to contextualize the "homophobic act" members of Student Government directly referenced.  Student Government emit S.S.R. A Resolution Condemning the Homophobic Actions of Young Conservatives of Texas at Texas State a “simple resolution” in respo...

New Student Senators confirmed amid loss of retention

New Student Senators confirmed amid loss of retention

Sierra Martin, News Reporter

October 10, 2019

Student Government Senate confirmed three new members and voted unanimously on legislation to implement a Campus Safety and University Police Advisory Council. During the Oct. 9 Student Government meeting, Student Body Vice President Tucker Thompson reported that free menstrual hygiene products have been delivered to campus and are expected to be install...

Menstruation frustration leaves campus

Menstruation frustration leaves campus

Sarah Martinez

October 8, 2019

The frustration of paying for menstrual products is being alleviated on campus as years of legislation enact free menstrual hygiene for students. Legislation for the Menstrual Availability Act was first introduced in Student Government April 2018 by former Student Senator Elijah Miller. The act allows s...

Administration admits to inaccurate reporting of campus crime by UPD at Student Government meeting

Administration admits to inaccurate reporting of campus crime by UPD at Student Government meeting

Sierra Martin, News Reporter

October 1, 2019

Student Government meeting addresses the inaccurate reporting of university crime statistics and how the University Police Department can be held accountable for accuracy in their future data collection. Sept. 30, Vice President of Finance and Support Services Eric Algoe, was a guest speaker at the...

Student Government reacts to dropping Student Senator retention rate

Student Government reacts to dropping Student Senator retention rate

Sierra Martin, News Reporter

September 24, 2019

Monday, Student Government discussed filling Senate vacancies and the dropping retention rate of Student Senators. Senator James Tichy addressed the senator retention rate dropping by saying it is due to meetings running too late, the time commitment and lack of action by administration to apply their...

Student Government raises on-campus minimum wage

Student Government raises on-campus minimum wage

Lionel Ramos, News Reporter

September 17, 2019

The third Student Government meeting this semester consisted of amending the budget for freshman council, changing on-campus minimum wage and the introduction the Standing Rules Act. The freshman council was originally allotted $400 according to the Budget Authorization Act of 2019. Senator Andrew Florence attempted to increase the total allotted amount for the council to $1,100 by cu...

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