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Archie’s Army aims to break from SGA

Archie’s Army aims to break from SGA

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
March 28, 2017
Filed under News

In just two years, Archie’s Army has outgrown its SGA roots. Archie’s Army, which is the “student cheer block” at university sporting events according to SGA’s website, was brought up as an initiative to the General Assembly last year to recreate the former student section, Red Zone, curr...

Grant applications to go online

Grant applications to go online

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
March 16, 2017
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Keegan Roembke said he is trying to make grant applications more efficient and easier to access for students. Roembke, SGA’s chief financial officer, said the grant committee has met with Kyle Johann, the program coordinator for student development programs, and Crystal Willoughby, the senior a...

SGA elects new president

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
February 20, 2017
Filed under News

The Student Government Association elected Christina Lutes as the organization’s new president following the resignation of former president Ashley Wright three weeks ago.   Interim president Ashyln Jones will step down and return to her duties as Executive Vice President. Lutes will serv...

SGA president resigns

SGA president resigns

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
January 26, 2017
Filed under News

SGA president Ashley Wright resigned last Friday, citing her need to move forward. “I have been contemplating this for a while now and I’m not really sure what I’m asking for, but everything happens for a reason,” Wright said in a statement released at SGA’s meeting Thursday. “Student g...

SGA swears in new Chief Financial Officer

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
January 21, 2017
Filed under News

The Student Government Association voted in Keagan Roembke as the new Chief Financial Officer at their weekly meeting on Thursday. “I’ve known him since he was a freshman,” Attorney General Jerry Boyd said. “I think he’s going to do good in the position. We know he is capable.” Boyd,...

SGA focuses on membership, budget

SGA focuses on membership, budget

Riley Guerzini, New's Editor
November 29, 2016
Filed under News

With rising membership over the course of the semester, SGA released its  remaining budget for the year, keeping in mind the cost of its new members. SGA President Ashley Wright said she is pleased with the participation for the 2016-17 SGA. “There has never been more than (about) 30 people,...

Celebrating the dead

Celebrating the dead

Gabi Wy, Features Editor
November 3, 2016
Filed under Features

On Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, Gabriela Aguilar feels a connection to her half-sibling Ramses. The sophomore biochemistry major admired the festive display with a friend at the university’s Day of the Dead celebration Tuesday in the Liberal Arts Building. “This is a day that yo...

‘A clean bill of health’

Riley Guerzini, Staff Writer
September 7, 2016
Filed under News

Katherine Draughon and Lamar Patterson visited Student Government Association last week to update the members on accreditation and the Sodexo. Representatives from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), one of the six national accrediting agencies recognized by the Department of Education, will visit USI fr...

SGA talks plans for 2016

Riley Guerzini, Staff writer
September 1, 2016
Filed under News

Student Government Association discussed future events, such as a campaign against sexual assault and an event focusing on racial tensions, at its first meeting Aug. 25. SGA president Ashley Wright and Administrative Vice President for Social and Cultural Issues Christina Lutes will lead the campaign ...

New fee hard to see

Gabi Wy, Features Editor
September 1, 2016
Filed under News

Junior John Mathews didn’t know the student activity fee doubled this fall, and he said he’d have liked to be notified. Over the summer, the Board of Trustees approved the doubling of the student activity fee after a spring proposal pushed by Student Government Association. The increase is vis...

More than a T-Shirt member

More than a T-Shirt member

Gabi Wy, Features Editor
August 24, 2016
Filed under Features

Freshman Clifton Jett wanted to join “everything” college had to offer. The day before classes started, he spoke at the first Christian service offered by university Religious Life. He feels he belongs at the multicultural center, and as a theatre major, he’s auditioning for his first U...

STORIFY: Trustees wrap up semester

Gabi Wy, News Editor
April 29, 2016
Filed under News

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