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Is parking really a problem?

Citations also come with a chance for students to submit an appeal through EagleSync via the myUSI portal if they believe their ticket was unjustified.

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

December 4, 2018

Parking tickets distributed by public safety officers can be a hassle. The citations also come with a chance for students to submit an appeal through EagleSync via the myUSI portal if they believe their ticket was unjustified. The appeals are taken to the University Court, made up of the Chief Justice and fou...

USI to host civility event on recent racist flyers

USI to host civility event on recent racist flyers

Noah Alatza, News Editor

November 13, 2018

Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend a panel discussion on ‘Valuing Civility & Maintaining a Climate of Mutual Respect,’ Wednesday at 5 p.m. in Forum 1. The conversation will center around recent racist flyers discovered on campus Nov. 5. Student Government Association Pr...

SGA kicks off Alcohol Awareness Week

SGA kicks off Alcohol Awareness Week

Noah Alatza, Special to The Shield

October 22, 2018

Alcohol Awareness week, hosted in conjunction with the Student Government Association, kicked off Monday. According to a study from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health, approximately one in every 10 university students had problematic alcohol use and 4.6% of s...

Celebrating the dead

Local dance instructor Heidi Garza leads attendees at the university’s Day of the Dead celebration in a salsa dance. The annual event featured Garza’s Latin dance lessons as a new component of the three-hour celebration in the Liberal Arts Building.

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

November 3, 2016

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...

SGA talks plans for 2016

Riley Guerzini, Staff writer

September 1, 2016

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

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...

Bueltel’s administration ends

Chief Justice Jason Miner swears in the Student Government Association's '16-'17 members while '15-'16 President Alexa Bueltel takes a picture on her phone.

Gabi Wy, News Editor

April 14, 2016

The Student Government Association's last meeting of the semester had some "firsts" and some "lasts." As '15-'16 President Alexa Bueltel sat down in her meeting chair today, she knew it would be the last time. "My favorite thing about this role was not only working with students but with admini...

SGA proposes doubled, mandatory fee

The Student Government Association passed a resolution that proposes the optional $50 student activity fee be raised to a mandatory $100 per semester. Some students opt out of paying the current student fee, but if every student did pay $50, the total revenue from the fee is less than $500,000 per semester. A mandatory $100 fee would collect nearly $1 million per semester based on fall enrollment.

Gabi Wy, News Editor

April 13, 2016

Taylor Dunlap doesn’t know what the Student Government Association does. However, both she and her fellow students are affected by a recent SGA resolution supporting an increase in student activity fees from $50 to $100 per student. Students can opt out of the $50 fee, but the resolution makes t...

SGA members negotiate 16-17 budget

Gabi Wy, News Editor

April 13, 2016

Alex Hoffmann wasn’t happy with Aaron McCullough’s Student Government Association budget proposal. McCullough, SGA’s Chief Financial Officer, presented a tentative budget for the organization to follow in 2016-17 at the organization’s meeting April 7. He said because the student population...

Wright named SGA President

Incoming SGA President Ashley Wright listens as speakers wrap up the Walk a Mile In Her Shoes event Tuesday at the University Center Amphitheatre. Wright will be inaugurated April 14.

Nick Leighty

April 13, 2016

Growing up, Ashley Wright thought about becoming a lawyer. Now, she plans on becoming a lobbyist. This change in career goals led her to her new position as Student Government Association president. The SGA executive office election ended April 1, with all positions uncontested. Wright will be ...

SGA requests Senate change finals dates

Gabi Wy, News Editor

March 31, 2016

All Matt Peak wanted to do during graduation was get on stage, “wear a funny hat” and leave. Peak, who graduated in 2015, said he couldn’t enjoy the ceremony with the thought that he still had finals left to take. “The entire process was absolutely ridiculous,” he said. “Give me my diploma whe...

Collaboration to bring disease awareness

Nick Leighty, Staff writer

March 2, 2016

The Student Government Association and the university Counseling Center are collaborating to bring awareness to rare diseases that can have conditions that may be invisible. They will place silhouettes around campus that will inform students on the condition of the day and a ribbon of awareness ...

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