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SGA to celebrate international cultures March 11-13

Clarissa Alvarado, Reporter

March 8, 2019

As a way to celebrate international cultures, the Student Government Association is collaborating with organizations to have three days of activities from March 11-March 13. Kerdell Cuffy, finance senior, senior class senator and chair of the campus culture committee, is the organizer of the event. She sai...

Tuition and fees: Where do student service fees go?

Cydney Menzik, Reporter

December 7, 2018

At the beginning of each semester, tuition is due. With every bill, there is a break down where the money goes. Along with basic tuition, there are fees that students attending classes on campus at MSU have to pay. “So obviously there are different fees. So some of the fees are associated wi...

SGA to host Late Night Breakfast

Alexis Ruckre, Reporter

October 29, 2018

To promote the annual Fun Run that raises money for the MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights, the Student Government Association will be hosting a Late Night Breakfast in the cafeteria Oct. 29 from 8:30-10 p.m. “We wanted to basically find the best way to get students who are not just in SGA to know abou...

College about more than going to class

College about more than going to class

Kristin Silva, Reporter

May 18, 2018

Whether trying out for a sports team, pledging for Greek Life or joining one of the campus organizations, student involvement increases mental health, helps students strive to graduate and increases overall enjoyment of the college experience according to campus officials. According to Keith Lamb,...

How getting involved on campus lead to being a student government leader

Jose Torres, Columnist

April 17, 2018

Before coming to college, I had wanted to be highly involved in campus life. I wanted to be a more outgoing person and my college counselors always talked about the benefits of being involved on campus. To get involved, I went to many events on campus during my first semester here. It wasn’t until...

Student government executives promote presence for incoming administration

Student government executives promote presence for incoming administration

Cortney Wood and Tyler Manning

April 3, 2018

President's Response With 6.6 percent of the student population voting in the Student Government Association election, Maria Peña, president, said she is "disappointed" in the turn out. "I am disappointed in the turn out of students who voted, and I think that has to do with our climate on campus....

Candidates for student government debate

Candidates for student government debate

Tyler Manning

March 8, 2018

To give candidates running for leadership positions on the Student Government Association a chance to answer questions and debate against their competitors, SGA members hosted debates on March 8 in Bolin Room 100. The candidates are as follows: For the position of secretary | Jose Torres, b...

’90s throwback lip sync will throw down Oct. 16

’90s throwback lip sync will throw down Oct. 16

halie aldridge

October 13, 2017

As part of homecoming week, several student organizations will battle it out at the annual lip sync event on Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. at D.L. Ligon Coliseum. According to Ruby Arriaga, student coordinator for student activities, a few changes have happened this year: the location of the lip sync prelimin...

‘Lots of opportunities’ at first SGA meeting

Chloe Phillips

October 5, 2017

To discuss tuition, upcoming campus events and ways to honor cornerback Robert Grays' memory, the Student Government Association held its first official meeting on Oct. 3 in Clark Student Center. Keith Lamb, vice president of student affairs and enrollment management, informed attendees about this year'...

SGA needs to get it together

The Wichitan

March 21, 2017

OUR VIEW: After three cancelled meetings that still remained on the event calendar, SGA officers needs to properly communicate meeting details. Student Government Association had its meeting on the university event calendar, and a handful of students headed over to Dillard 101 for the meeting last...

SGA fails to inform members about cancelled meeting

SGA fails to inform members about cancelled meeting

Arianna Davis

March 21, 2017

Student Government Association members scattered outside of Dillard Room 101 as they wait for their weekly Tuesday meetings. The March 21 meeting brought the cancelled meeting tally to three. Approximately five members waited inside the empty meeting room, unaware of the cancelled meeting while others gathered...

RHA proposes budget for upcoming years

Arianna Davis

March 9, 2017

The Student Government Association meeting this week brought up issues and future plans regarding the Residence Hall Association on March 7. Rachael Miyahara, education sophomore and president of RHA, announced a budget proposal during the meeting that involves students living on campus. The budget pr...

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