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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...

Student Government meeting ends unexpectedly due to lack of student senators present

Student Government meeting ends unexpectedly due to lack of student senators present

Sierra Martin, News Reporter

September 10, 2019

The second Student Government meeting of the fall featured Texas State University President Denise Trauth as well as representatives from the Alumni Center as guest speakers. Due to the inability to meet quorum and an unexpected early ending to the meeting, the only legislation passed was the Textbook...

Student Government works toward projects for fall semester

Student Government works toward projects for fall semester

Sierra Martin, News Reporter

August 29, 2019

The first fall 2019 Student Government meeting was held Monday at 7 p.m. in the LBJ Teaching Theater under new administration, led by Student Body President Corey Benbow and Vice President Tucker Thompson. The meeting proposed new legislation, task forces, student outreach and new Student Senator confirmation...

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...

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