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SGA discusses intramural sports code of conduct, ‘Battle of the Orgs’

SGA is going straight to the students. On Oct. 16 and 19, SGA plans to host an energizer booth on the pedestrian mall that will focus on students’ concerns. SGA is looking for new and innovative ways to interact with the student body in an effort to create a close relationship. A majority of the senate voted in favor of the booth. Later in the meeting, Vice President Aisha Johnson spoke to ...

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SGA Election results announced

Written by  Darla Dunning, Asst. Opinions Editor With over 670 votes submitted, the Student Government announced its new and returning representatives for the next academic year. Maya Mapp, a political science major, was elected as SGA President for a second year, as 500 students voted for Maya to remain president and 172 voted to abstain. Mapp gave her input over ...

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SGA Meeting turned Q&A Session: SGA discusses elimination of Student Organization Offices and more

Written by Julie Jernigan, Asst. Copy Editor Monday’s SGA meeting ran a little differently than normal. Besides the usual agenda, the executive board held a Q&A session with the student body to discuss any of their concerns. The decision to eliminate the student organization offices was one of the main discussion topics. Maya Mapp, president of SGA, said the decision ...

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SGA finds ways to encourage orgs to apply for funding with new changes

Written by Cynthia Papailler, Staff Writer The Blazer Allocation Process was the main subject during this week’s SGA meeting. The Senators spent majority of the meeting going over the new changes to the guidelines in which students would have to follow to access funding. Up until now, the Blazer Allocation Process entailed co-sponsorship when pertaining to allocating funds to student organizations ...

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SGA takes two step forward, one step back

Written by Juston Lewis, Asst. Sports Editor Growth and stagnation, the weekly SGA meeting featured both. The start of the weekly meeting seemed promising as two new senators were voted in almost unanimously. Clinesha Sims, a sophomore psychology major, was approved as well as D’Layna Jonas, a sophomore psychology major and Spanish minor. The two senators were excited to join ...

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Proposed Bill stirs controversial conversation in SGA

Written by Bryce Ethridge, Asst. Entertainment Editor Senator Silas David returned from his hiatus Monday to propose a bill with the potential to change the way SGA operates. “I felt like this bill needed to be presented and I’m ready to get back to work,” David said. David proposed the “Good March” bill which would cause a temporary prohibition of ...

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SGA makes changes

Written by Hunter Terrell, Opinions Editor The Student Government Association finalized major changes to its constitution this week. Senators concluded that the judicial branch played an “insignificant role” in SGA, so they decided to make it a two branch organization. The student judicial board still exists as a division of the Conduct office, but it is independent of SGA. In ...

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SGA meeting features guests, music

Written by Hunter Terrell, Staff Writer  VSU’s Student Government Association hosted its weekly meeting with the addition of four guest speakers as well as a performance from a senator’s band. The first order of business came from Shawn Pippen. He provided the senators with updates about VSU’s annual Haunted Trail. Pippen asked senators to come out, promote and encourage student ...

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SGA Elections: Time to make your voice heard!

Written by Jyrell Wynn, Correspondent As Blazers, it seems sometimes that students have little control over the situations that occur on campus. Students are simply just passengers as business continues as usual, but there is a silver lining as SGA Election Day approaches. On April 6, a debate was held in Jennett Hall where the candidates were able to state ...

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Q&A with 2016-2017 SGA Candidates

*EDITOR’S NOTE: This post will be updated after dealing with technical difficulties with audio interviews. Belinda Bell, The Grand Ticket, President  Belinda Bell, The Grand Ticket, President What made you want to run for SGA? I made the decision to run for this position because over the last year I have come to love this University and would be honored to ...

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