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Student Government president resigns, again

Student Government president resigns, again

Geoff Sloan

February 4, 2019

Student Government President Ruben Becerra Jr. resigned from his position Monday morning, citing his inability to make the weekly Student Government Senate meetings  Becerra is the third SG president in two years to leave office before their terms ends. According to Sen. Claudia Gasponi, the Student...

Benbow-Thompson campaign escapes election violations on procedural error

Benbow-Thompson campaign escapes election violations on procedural error

Geoff Sloan

February 2, 2019

The Student Government Election Board decided Feb. 1 it could not rule on possible Benbow-Thompson campaign violations due to procedural errors by the Election Board. Presidential Candidate Corey Benbow and Vice Presidential Candidate Tucker Thompson allegedly violated the election code by prematurely...

Student Government election campaigns kick off, violations looming over Benbow-Thompson

Student Government election campaigns kick off, violations looming over Benbow-Thompson

Sandra Sadek

January 31, 2019

Student Government election campaign season opened Jan. 29 for senatorial and presidential candidates, with the Benbow-Thompson campaign facing a potential election violation for prematurely announcing their bid. Presidential candidates include current chief of staff Matthew Gonzales for president and current Vice ...

Student Government Election Board members confirmed, ADA improvement legislation passed

Student Government Election Board members confirmed, ADA improvement legislation passed

Geoff Sloan

January 29, 2019

Four Student Government Election Board members were confirmed and three pieces of legislation were passed Jan. 28 at the first Student Government meeting of the spring semester. The Senate confirmed Student Body President Ruben Becerra's Election Board Commission nominations: Chairperson Joshua Clarke...

Faculty Senate discusses new Health Science major, Zoom Rooms and police chief candidates

Faculty Senate discusses new Health Science major, Zoom Rooms and police chief candidates

Malarie Ohrabka

November 30, 2018

Faculty Senate discussed a new Health Science major, Zoom Rooms police chief candidates Nov. 28 at its weekly meeting. At the meeting, Faculty Senate’s University Curriculum Committee announced Texas State will introduce a new multidisciplinary Bachelor of Science major in Health Science in fall...

Student Government fights for on-campus runoff election polls

Student Government fights for on-campus runoff election polls

Kaiti Evans

November 27, 2018

Student Government unanimously passed a resolution Nov. 12 encouraging Texas State and the city of San Marcos to consistently have on-campus polling locations for runoff elections, including this year's Dec. 11 runoff election. The legislation was created after students and community members voiced...

Senate approves remaining cabinet members

Senate approves remaining cabinet members

Kaiti Evans

November 26, 2018

With the semester nearing an end, Student Government senators have approved President Ruben Becerra Jr.'s cabinet picks for the five remaining seats. Senators initially approved the picks at the Oct. 1 meeting and approved the remaining picks at the Nov. 12 meeting. The positions filled include: Di...

Student Government confirms Supreme Court justices, passes voter run-off legislation

Student Government confirms Supreme Court justices, passes voter run-off legislation

Kaiti Evans

November 13, 2018

Student Government President Ruben Becerra swore in the new chief of justice and three new associate justices at the Student Government meeting Nov. 12. Former Justice Brent Bauer was nominated and confirmed as the chief of justice for the Student Government Supreme Court. Three other students, including...

Student Government creates Student Leadership Roundtable

Student Government creates Student Leadership Roundtable

Kaiti Evans

November 6, 2018

Student Government created a Student Leadership Roundtable and a Fraternity and Sorority Life philanthropy week Nov. 5 at the weekly meeting. The Senate passed a bill to create a Student Leadership Roundtable, which aims to bring leaders from student organizations to engage in an event that encourages...

Student Government condemns racism, opens parking at game for spirit organizations

Student Government condemns racism, opens parking at game for spirit organizations

Kaiti Evans

October 30, 2018

Student Government dissolved the Adopt-A-Spot Act at the Oct. 29 meeting and passed two new legislative pieces: Spirit Organization Parking petition and the Speaking Out Against Racism Act. The Adopt-A-Spot Act was dissolved after a unanimous vote. The act was first enacted to make student organizations...

Senate swears in new senators, passes legislation, amendments to create investigative committee

Senate swears in new senators, passes legislation, amendments to create investigative committee

Kaiti Evans

October 9, 2018

Student Government voted Oct. 8 to create a committee to investigate the Boreing-Becerra election campaign and swore in twelve new senators. The legislation and all amendments were passed and Sen. Keely Freund was nominated by Sen. Claudia Gasponi to head the committee. The Senate will vote next week...

Boreing-Becerra campaign investigation postponed following procedural conflicts

Boreing-Becerra campaign investigation postponed following procedural conflicts

Kaiti Evans

October 5, 2018

Student Government senators postponed the creation of a committee to investigate the Boreing-Becerra campaign during the Oct. 1 Student Government meeting. Sens. Claudia Gasponi and Preston Nieves authored the piece of legislation following allegations made by former Sen. Elijah Miller. Miller alleged that former Student Government President Brooklyn Boreing and her campa...

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