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The 2021 Student Government Presidential Debate at Texas State featuring candidates Andrew Gryce and Richard Vega. The event was hosted by The University Star via Zoom. Opinion Editor Valeria Torrealba and reporter Ricardo Delgado covered three umbrella topics (15 minutes each): COVID-19, Di…

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Texas State's Student Government Senate received information concerning the university’s COVID-19 vaccination rollout on campus and spring commencement, heard resolutions over LGBTQIA+ pride and university police reform and questioned extending Thanksgiving break as well as not requiring mas…

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The Student Government Senate voted to expand its power over the Student Government Supreme Court and indefinitely tabled a series of resolutions, including one that called for the adoption of transgender-friendly naming and pronoun policies, in its Jan. 25 meeting. 

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The Student Government Senate unanimously passed four resolutions regarding calling for registration fee transparency, allowing for excused absences for senators with a chronic illness or disability, updated calorie and diet information in dining halls and free masks in major student service…

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A vote-of-no-confidence resolution drafted by Student Government senator Michael Smith to remove Cody DeSalvo from his office of parliamentarian passed by a vote of 14-13-2 at an Oct. 26 meeting.

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Texas State’s Student Government tabled an emergency resolution during its Oct. 19 meeting calling for the support of a petition demanding RAs receive improved transparency from the Department of Housing and Residential Life on COVID-19-related matters.

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Texas State’s Student Government voted Sept. 14 in support of a Texas State Employees Union petition and received an address from the university president at its regular meeting. In a 19-9 vote, student senators approved a resolution to support a petition created by the Texas State Employees…

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Southwest Texas State Normal School opened in 1903; 60 years later, Southwest Texas State College admitted its first black students; and over a century later at what is now Texas State University, The Strutters, The University Star and Student Government experienced their first black leaders…

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Student Government President Corey Benbow vetoed the Department of Freshman Leadership Act, marking the first veto in his term two weeks before the new administration begins. The bill, which is to be paired with the newly ratified Student Government constitution, outlines the policies and pr…

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Texas State’s Student Government has formally asked top administrators of the university to adopt a “4.0/fail” grading policy amidst challenges students face in the wake of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. In a letter addressed to administrators, Student Body President Corey Benbow…

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Director of the Student Health Center Dr. Emilio Carranco gave an update on Texas State’s handling of coronavirus to the Student Government. The update came during Student Government’s March 9 meeting as The University Star reported that nine Texas State students and a professor suspected of…

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Long lines of students ready to cast their ballot stretched across the LBJ Student Center Tuesday, March 3, with some waiting for five hours before getting to vote for their chosen representatives. According to voter check-in data from the Hays County Election Office, students were casting b…

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The Student Government scholarship, poised to give away $293,000 this year, has a history of under advertisement and underutilization. The scholarship was originally designed for students who do not utilize or receive an abundance of financial aid. The application process consists of a 400-w…

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Vice President for Student Affairs Joanne Smith is retiring from the position after her 28 year-long service effective May 31, 2020. Music education professor and Assistant Vice President for Academic Services Mary Ellen Cavitt will serve as the Interm for vice president of student affairs e…

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Student Government President Corey Benbow gave his State of Students Address where he acknowledged Texas State’s achievements within the past 10 years and issues concerning the university’s black community on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. Benbow said the president’s State of Students Address is a w…

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Recently impeached Student Government Senator-at-Large Colton Halter was acquitted two of three charges during a Student Government Supreme Court impeachment hearing Feb. 12. The articles, which were drafted by Senator Brett Bailey, accused Halter of violations of the Student Government Code…

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Student Government passed a resolution to implement compost bins on campus during its Feb. 17 meeting. Two guest groups spoke to Student Government about their organizations. Jaime Elliot, from Student Housing, spoke first and wished to raise awareness for an event Student Housing is hosting…

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 Student Government debate candidates for student body president and student body vice president had the opportunity to answer questions and respond to challenges directed at their platform Feb. 10. The debate began with candidates Valentinis-Dee, Florence, Desalvo, and Camargo introducin…

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Three new members were elected onto the student government election board following mass resignations last week, effectively putting the Feb. 17 elections back on schedule. Student Government President Corey Benbow read the mass resignation letter during the Feb. 4 meeting. According to the …

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Alcohol sales could be restored to George’s following a vote by Student Government. A resolution calling for the sale of alcoholic beverages was unanimously approved during the Feb. 3 Student Government meeting after alcohol sales in George’s halted September 2019. Student Government hopes t…

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Student Government presidential and vice-presidential candidates addressed the Texas State student body in the presidential debate forum Monday in the LBJ Teaching Theater. The event began with presidential candidates Catching Valentinis-Dee and Cody DeSalvo fielding questions from student m…

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Student government’s presidential and vice-presidential candidates will debate starting at 6 p.m., Monday, Feb. 10 at the LBJ Teaching Theater. The executive alliances participating in the debate include: DeSalvo and Camargo Valentinis-Dee and Florence Blanchard and Rollins Presidential cand…

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The entirety of the Election Board resigned during Student Government’s Feb. 3 meeting due to alleged poor treatment. According to the mass resignation letter read by Student Body President Corey Benbow, members of the board resigned because it was “the most toxic and corrupt place to work,”…

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The Student Government Senate passed the Freshman Council Selections and Vacancies Act and confirmed Charles Esparza to the position of Senator At-Large during its Jan. 27 meeting. Through legislative clarification, the act seeks to overturn the Supreme Court’s opinion that Freshman Council …

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The Student Government election filing deadline is Jan. 24 at 5 p.m, according to the Dean of Student’s website. Current open positions include student body president, vice-president and both one-year and two-year term senators. Qualifications for president and vice-president include having …

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After continuous Student Government meetings amending the new Student Government constitution, it passed with 21 votes. The Nov. 25 meeting began with the Joint Session Agenda, following the introduction of guest speakers Editor-in-Chief of The University Star Jakob Rodriguez and Deputy Chie…

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Student Government discussed changes to the new constitution in The Constitutional Overhaul and Student Government Reform Act of 2019 at the Nov. 11 meeting. The meeting began with members of the public expressing their concerns. Jessica Lieck, political science senior, brought attention to …

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Bobcat Bounty staff is currently looking to gain permanent space on campus for its food distributions, and Student Government is pushing for the spot to be in LBJ Student Center. Bobcat Bounty is a student-run, on-campus food pantry for students at Texas State. Student Government officials a…