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Student Government passes mandatory sensitivity training for senators, changes food swipe policies, reads new legislation

Student Government passes mandatory sensitivity training for senators, changes food swipe policies, reads new legislation

Samantha Guerrero

March 12, 2019

Student Government passed legislation March 11 mandating sensitivity for all senators and also made changes to meal trade policies. The food service committee signed a contract to make differences to meals on campus. The committee has decided to change meal plans to one more based around dining dollars...

Student government addresses Wells Fargo controversy, diversity issues

Student government addresses Wells Fargo controversy, diversity issues

Samantha Guerrero

March 5, 2019

Student Government passed legislation March 5 encouraging hiring faculty more representative of the student body and subpoenaing evidence from the Gonzales-Castillo campaign. Sen. James Tichy read the letters exchanged between University President Denise Trauth and U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Wells...

Student Government concludes TPUSA investigation

Student Government concludes TPUSA investigation

Joyana Richer

March 5, 2019

Former Student Government President, Brooklyn Boreing's contentious resignation in fall 2018 was surrounded by allegations that her campaign violated election code by receiving unreported political action campaign support. After a months-long investigation, a Student Government committee could not c...

Faculty of color legislation introduced, chief of staff keeps position

Faculty of color legislation introduced, chief of staff keeps position

Geoff Sloan

February 26, 2019

For the third meeting of the semester, public calls for Student Government to end internal conflicts and focus on updating its website and creating legislation were made, this week by Sam Houston State University Student Government President David Eller. Student Government introduced legislation to...

Presidential candidates present platforms during Student Government debate

Presidential candidates present platforms during Student Government debate

Geoff Sloan

February 19, 2019

Diversity and inclusion, government transparency and Fraternity and Sorority Life were hot topics during the Feb. 11 Student Government debate, which gave presidential and vice-presidential candidates a chance to argue their platforms and win students over before voting starts. The debate, hosted...

Elections, resignations and more at Student Government meeting

Elections, resignations and more at Student Government meeting

Geoff Sloan

February 14, 2019

Two senators announced their resignation, a new Senate Pro Tempore was elected, articles of impeachment were read and legislation was introduced and passed Monday night during the weekly Student Government meeting. Sen. Spencer Lewis and Meghan Busby announced their resignations Monday; Lewis' during...

Student Government takes on third administration of academic year

Student Government takes on third administration of academic year

Samantha Guerrero

February 12, 2019

Following former Student Government President Ruben Becerra Jr.'s Feb. 4 resignation, current Vice President Alison Castillo and Senate Pro Tempore Keely Freund will respectively take over as president and vice president. Becerra's resignation marked the third Student Government president in the...

More politics, less policy during Student Government meeting

More politics, less policy during Student Government meeting

Geoff Sloan

February 6, 2019

In the first Student Government meeting since Student Body President Ruben Becerra Jr.'s Feb. 4 resignation, new environmental legislation was introduced and student concerns about the legitimacy of Student Government were voiced. Vice President Alison Castillo, who recently dropped out of the 2019-20 Stu...

Plunkett-Torpey calls for students to “Stand Up”

Plunkett-Torpey calls for students to “Stand Up”

Joyana Richer

February 5, 2019

Editor's Note: The Plunkett-Torpey campaign was unable to meet with The Star due to unforeseeable circumstances. Presidential candidate Alex Plunkett and running mate Kelly Torpey claim to be running a clean campaign this year, saying students are left feeling betrayed by the lack of honesty and tr...

Benbow-Thompson campaign to improve campus safety, be more transparent

Benbow-Thompson campaign to improve campus safety, be more transparent

Camelia Juarez

February 5, 2019

Presidential candidate Corey Benbow and running mate Tucker Thompson are ready to hear the community and accurately represent the student body through their campaign's main points: equitability, safety and transparency. Thompson, a political science senior, said students have told him that they don’t...

Current cabinet members campaign for president, vice president

Current cabinet members campaign for president, vice president

Geoff Sloan

February 5, 2019

A slow and methodical movement with their #ItsTimeTo campaign hashtag is how Presidential Candidate Matthew Gonzales and Vice Presidential Candidate Alison Castillo plan to run their campaign in this election season. The Gonzales-Castillo campaign outlined their platform to focus on under-represented...

Gonzales-Castillo withdraw from Student Government following staffing controversies

Gonzales-Castillo withdraw from Student Government following staffing controversies

Sandra Sadek

February 5, 2019

Student Government presidential candidate Matthew Gonzales and vice presidential candidate Alison Castillo have dropped out of the week-old race, according to Election Board Chairman Joshua Clarke. Both current Student Government cabinet members, Gonzales-Castillo's #ItsTimeTo platform aimed to support...

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