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This edition covers two SGA meetings: Oct. 16 and Oct. 23. RESOLUTION At the Oct. 16 meeting, senator Manfred Wendt presented a resolution for opioid abuse. If approved, the proposition would express the senate’s support of Students for Opioid Solutions. The resolution would give the university access to overdose preventing medicines and would offer training to resident assistants. The resolution was not approved. At the Oct. 23 meeting, senator John Croxton presented a declaration of...

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With additional reporting by news reporter Cathy Terrace CAMPUS CLIMATE CHECK Senator Lena Dennington brought up first-year Shubhankar Singh’s concerns about Wi-Fi on campus. Singh noticed that the Wi-Fi servers on campus do not allow one to host their own private server, and he wants to implement a system that will allow users to run artificial intelligence projects. Singh has verified that there are no security issues. Senator Juan Luevanos followed up with a previous...

CAMPUS CLIMATE CHECK Senator Sam Afshari, junior, raised concerns that the Welcome Week concert this year may affect the funding decisions of future first-year senators next year, whose only experience will be of this year’s disappointing performance. Senator Ty Tinker, sophomore, followed up on his concern last week about fire alarms going off in Prassel Hall. Tinker got into contact with Jim Baker, director of Facilities Services, who gave a detailed explanation. “The first several...

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This weekend, the news cycle was once again dominated by President Donald Trump. At both a rally in support of Alabama Senate candidate Luther Strange and on Twitter, Trump called for NFL players who protested by kneeling during the national anthem to be fired or suspended. Players responded by protesting in even larger numbers than before. This battle managed to set off an almost continuous stream of Facebook posts as everyone who had access to...

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On Monday, Sept. 29, the Student Government Association meeting was called to order, and the Senate welcomed four new senators: sophomore Benjamin Gonzalez and seniors John Croxton, Lena Dennington and Katie Middleton. The floor was opened for guest comments.   GUEST COMMENTS Senior Samy Abdallah was the only guest in attendance. He raised concerns about some of the proposed changes to the constitution.   CAMPUS CLIMATE CHECK Senator Juan Luevanos, sophomore, raised concerns about the...

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In its Sept. 11 and Sept. 18 meetings, the Student Government Association (SGA) discussed revising its constitution and bylaws.┬áThis Monday, the senators unanimously voted to approve this addition along with alterations to the first four articles, which state SGA’s mission, concern SGA membership and participation, and detail the duties of the president and vice president. Amendments to the constitution and bylaws will be presented to the senate in parts, voted on at the next week’s...

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At the first Student Government Association (SGA) meeting on Monday, Aug. 28, the group discussed many changes they hope to make this year. Proposals included a new project that would provide free menstrual products to students on campus and the unveiling of ongoing constitutional review efforts that intend to streamline a constitution that some senators worry needs repair. SGA responded enthusiastically to a plan proposed by sophomore senator Simone Washington that would fund free feminine...