I know as a law student I tend to shut myself off from the outside world while it gets closer to finals.
Former Senate President pro tempore Jason Tiemeier’s apology, while well overdue, leaves much to be desired.
Last Tuesday, the Unite Party engaged in some of the most disgusting, blatantly corrupt behavior I have seen in my time in Senate.
This past summer, when many students were gone studying abroad, doing internships and relaxing at home, the Unite Party was busy pushing through corrupt, tyrannical legislation. One of the most corrupt changes it made was adding the ability to kill any bill based on its "implication," a virtually meaningless term that the minority argued gave Unite the ability to kill bills it didn't like before the Student Senate got to vote on them.
When I joined the Unite Party in fall 2010, I was inspired by its rhetoric about bringing the campus together. When I was elected to the Student Senate on the party's ticket, I was excited to work to improve our campus. However, with every passing week, I've grown more and more dismayed about how the party's words are always different from its actions.
Although I’m very happy to see the Alligator following up on the drinking ordinance, I’d like to clarify a few confusions. I said that I was going to try to work with the UF College Democrats and members of Student Government to see if we could get bipartisan support in opposing the ordinance, but I haven’t gotten the confirmed support yet. I wanted to clear this up because, as of now, these organizations are in no way associated with this opposition.
Bright Futures Scholarship Program’s Web site, the scholarship was created in 1997 “to reward students for their academic achievements during high school by providing funding to attend postsecondary education in Florida.”