Author: Kathleen Creedon

Flying in the face of fascism

Members of the Patriot Front, a self-described fascist organization, hung flyers bearing white nationalist messages around campus on Monday. One poster featured a map of the United States and the text “NOT STOLEN, CONQUERED”; another read “RESURRECTION THROUGH INSURRECTION.” All of the flyers included the URL for the website of the Patriot Front. Roughly one dozen flyers were found and taken down. Soon after the administration was made aware of the flyers, university president Danny Anderson sent an email to all students, faculty and staff. “We suspect, but have not confirmed, that this is the work of trespassers who have...

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Previously, on SGA: The End of an Era

This issue covers the meetings held Nov. 20 and Nov. 27 CAMPUS CLIMATE CHECK Senator Callie Struby voiced students’ complaints about Counseling Services. Complaints include students being turned away due to lack of space and for being “too high-functioning.” Struby suggested another senator volunteer to act as a liaison between Counseling Services and students. Senator Ty Tinker volunteered. Senator Simone Washington spoke about the Texas Student Government Coalition that she and President Nick Santulli attended. She discussed several initiatives that they focused on at the conference, including sexual assault, open access to educational resources, Samaritan law and mental health....

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Previously, on SGA: Business as Usual

CAMPUS CLIMATE CHECK SGA adviser Stephanie Ackerman followed up on a guest comment made at the Oct. 30 meeting concerning recycling on campus. Ackerman reached out to Sharon Curry, sustainability coordinator for Campus Planning and Sustainability, who explained the reasons behind the lack of glass recycling on campus. Ackerman suggested SGA invite Curry to a meeting to discuss and promote recycling on campus. President Nick Santulli raised the concern of a student about the lack of microwaves on upper campus and how that might affect students who live off campus and may bring their own food. The senate decided...

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Previously on SGA: Breaking the Fourth Wall

GUEST COMMENTS Kathleen Creedon, Trinitonian news editor, asked the Senate for their thoughts about the university’s retaining Department of Education reimbursements on payments made to Federal Work-Study-eligible students who are paid with student activity fee money. (Creedon is the author of this segment.) Trinitonian editor-in-chief Daniel Conrad made the case for the university giving those savings back to SGA. Senators Ty Tinker and Callie Struby wondered whether SGA should be allocating money for the purposes of paying student wages in the first place. President Nick Santulli asked for a volunteer to contact administrator about the matter; senator John Croxton...

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