Campus | Student Government
They are being paid $50,000
Tonight, UF's student government will be filling 50 Senate seats following two days of elections.
Mouses clicked. Stickers were given. Glazed eyes watched computer screens thanking them for voting in the UF Student Government elections.
With a key party absent from the boxing ring, Inspire Party and independent UF Student Government candidates strapped on their gloves Monday night.
If a stranger told you what to do, you wouldn’t stand for it. Most people would never let a complete stranger control their future and their livelihood, but the unfortunate reality is that thousands of students let this happen when they don’t vote in UF Student Government elections.
As we head to the polls tomorrow and Wednesday, I have to make it known to you: all is not as it seems with Gator Party.
I heard on the grapevine that a certain someone said that installing additional blue lights on campus would be a tremendous waste of student fees, to the vast disapproval of the Student Body.
Between party divides and agendas, UF Student Government has a new figurehead to manage party relations and act as a liaison.
Tuesday afternoon, approximately 200 protesters marched along UF’s Fraternity Row, the only place on campus without blue light emergency poles. These lights represent security and are designed to call law enforcement at the press of a button. The protest was organized by student leaders and the Gainesville chapter of the National Women’s Liberation Association. Since the protest was announced, the debate surrounding blue lights has been a point of controversy, finger pointing and a focal point of The Alligator’s news coverage for the past week.
It’s that time of year again.
Editor’s Note: The content of this letter discusses sexual assault.
People often make a valid critique of my columns (and by extension, me) in saying that all I do is complain about things without actually doing anything.
Students looking to work in UF Student Government now have a new third party option to get involved with.
Students discuss funding issues, new Gator Coalition established at first SG Senate meeting of semesterBy Emma McAvoy | Aug. 27, 2019
After student organization leaders pleaded with Impact and Inspire senators for funding, they learned they were also speaking to a third party.
UF Inspire Party Senators Zachary Amrose and Zachariah Chou have collected more than 1,000 signatures for a petition to pass a bill that would transfer $800,000 from Student Government reserves to fund student organizations.
When campaigning on campus, you get the chance to talk to a lot of people. Many students are excited to get involved, to learn more and to vote. Others, not so much. Some laugh at you and actively delight in their indifference.