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Photo Gallery: Benbow-Thompson Inauguration

Photo Gallery: Benbow-Thompson Inauguration

Chinedu Chukuka

May 8, 2019

Student Government President Corey Benbow gives his inauguration speech April 17 at the Student Government presidential and vice presidential inauguration in the LBJ Student Center. KTSW 89.9 Assistant News Director Will Wadsworth interviews Student Government President Corey Benbow April 17...

TPUSA takes a victory on campus

TPUSA takes a victory on campus

Sierra Martin

April 29, 2019

Following the passing of The Faculty and Student Safety Resolution of 2019, Student Government President Alison Castillo vetoed the barring of TPUSA, leaving the organization to recover and look forward to its future impact on campus.  Student Government passed legislation to have the...

Benbow-Thompson sworn into office, making history

Benbow-Thompson sworn into office, making history

Bella Lopes

April 18, 2019

Benbow_Inagural_SpeechDownload Texas State’s first black Student Government President Corey Benbow and Vice President Tucker Thompson were sworn into office April 17 LBJ Student Center, committing to representing student voices and values. “We are here at a historic time in the history of our university,” Benbow said. “Fifty-six...

Student Government president vetos TPUSA legislation

Student Government president vetos TPUSA legislation

Samantha Guerrero

April 16, 2019

President Alison Castillo vetoed legislation April 11 to ban conservative student organization Turning Point USA from campus, ending a contentious battle of free speech. The resolution was authored by Sens. Claudia Gasponi and Trevor Newman and was sponsored by Sen. Alexa Browning and Sen. Ex-Of...

Student government task force to bring new changes to the constitution

Student government task force to bring new changes to the constitution

Samantha Guerrero

April 16, 2019

Texas State's Dean of Students pulls together a Student Government task force to write a new constitution for fall 2019. In April 2018, Dean of Students Margarita Arellano decided the constitution was in need of a complete upgrade after the impeachment of the student body president. This cause a lack of confidence in the way Student Gove...

Student Government bans TPUSA from campus, dedicates Ms. Susie memorial

Student Government bans TPUSA from campus, dedicates Ms. Susie memorial

Samantha Guerrero

April 9, 2019

Student Government banned conservative student organization Turning Point USA from campus April 8 in a packed regular meeting. Additionally, they passed three other legislative pieces. During the meeting, which consisted mostly of voting to ban TPUSA, the Senate allotted an hour and a half to t...

Student Government passes legislation banning TPUSA, likely to be blocked by administration

Student Government passes legislation banning TPUSA, likely to be blocked by administration

Samantha Guerrero

April 9, 2019

Drawing national attention, Texas State's Student Government voted by majority April 8 to bar conservative student organization Turning Point USA from campus, an action most likely to be blocked by administrative officials. The meeting was one of the longest in SG's recorded history, with about 27 pe...

Free Speech Feud

Free Speech Feud

Sierra Martin

April 9, 2019

Student Government senators proposed banning TPUSA from campus, fueling the partisan divide on campus Student Government senators proposed a resolution during the April 1 meeting to bar conservative student organization Turning Point USA from the university on the grounds of protecting minority group...

Student Government reads legislation proposing banning Turning Point USA from campus, more

Student Government reads legislation proposing banning Turning Point USA from campus, more

Samantha Guerrero

April 6, 2019

Senators read legislation during the April 1 meeting that proposed banning the conservative student organization from campus on grounds of "racism, white supremacy, harassment of students and staff, and lastly, illegal funding of conservative candidates in Student Government." The latter references allegat...

Students push for free menstrual hygiene products on campus

Students push for free menstrual hygiene products on campus

Sonia Garcia

April 2, 2019

The implementation of free menstrual products could be a reality for students on campus. Student Government Vice President Keely Freund has been working with PERIOD Inc. and Aunt Flow to provide menstrual hygiene products for students free of cost. This legislation was first brought to Student G...

Student Government talks free menstrual hygiene products

Student Government talks free menstrual hygiene products

Samantha Guerrero

March 26, 2019

Chapter leader Alexa Atkinson represented PERIOD, a global non-profit organization that provides and celebrates menstrual hygiene, in a March 25 presentation to Student Government about bringing free feminine products to campus. Atkinson wishes to put the feminine products in or right outside on-campus...

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