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The following covers the SGA meeting on Nov. 7. RSO FUNDING REQUESTS The International Engagement Office requested $2,368.84 to fund the “Taste of Culture at Trinity” event, previously called “Fight Culture Shock Day.” The event, which will be Nov. 16, 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Fiesta Room, is meant to educate students on different cultures through food. The funds would cover the food and supplies. SGA approved the full amount. The Trinity University Forensic Society requested...

President Tyler “Ty” Tinker (Junior) “SGA is in a good position right now. I’m not seeking to uproot the foundational systems in place. President Deva and VP Daniel have done an outstanding job in establishing a well structured constitution and a diverse and canny senate. They’ve earned strong praise for that, as they’ve given us an opportunity to fritter less with minute details and focus on the long term objectives that our senate has always...

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OpinionSGA’s existential problem

September 12, 2018212 min

When I first considered running for Student Government Association (SGA) last October, I must admit that I didn’t really understand what it was. I certainly was not aware of the fact that SGA manages nearly three-quarters of a million dollars every year. $150 a semester, per student (that’s $1200 out of your pocket for your entire four-year stay at Trinity, by the way) is what makes up the Student Activity Fund (SAF). And who decides...

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Hundreds of student media outlets across America are standing together in support of our shared mission, and the Trinitonian is proud to add its voice to the chorus. #SaveStudentNewsrooms is a call to action kicked off by student editors at the University of Florida’s daily student newspaper, the Independent Florida Alligator, to draw attention to the unique value that student journalism provides and the precarious situation too many college journalists find themselves in. The student...

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University-Sponsored Organization (USO) budget proposals are underway, and this year the eight groups are requesting a total of $636,961.84. Student Government Association (SGA) is in the process of deciding how much of the student activity fee (SAF) to distribute to the organizations. Unlike registered student organizations (RSOs) that present funding requests on a monthly basis, USOs present an annual budget every spring. USOs are funded with the SAF for the following year and however much money...

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This covers the meeting on April 16.   CAMPUS CLIMATE CHECK Nick Santulli, senior and senator emeritus, asked for feedback on the recent dining services exhibition that was held in Mabee dining hall. Junior senator Julia Shults said it went well and that most feedback was affirming. Shults added that some students requested making the international line an allergy and diet-friendly line, and perhaps moving the international line elsewhere. President Amulya Deva, junior, gave feedback...