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The clarion : the Brevard College weekly. online resource (None) 1935-current, May 01, 2009, Image 1

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H _ Slogan of the week: M I H Last issue of the year. TrlG ^^ICII I Can’t hold anything back now. SERVING THE BREVARD COLLEGE Volume 74, Issue 27 COMMUNITY SINCE 1935 ^009 SGA embracing changes for next year by Ryan Fiffick Staff Writer Student government on BC campus has undergone broad and sweeping changes over the past semester as Sara Me Dorman (President), Brian Randall (Vice President), and Sara Daughtery (Speaker of the House) have gotten a jumpstart on their terms in office. Working with present SGA officers to ensure a smooth and productive transition, the new officers have taken steps to fully understand the new student government Constitution and to prepare a student pohcy push that is marked by its inclusivity and active engagement of the student body. Randall, Me Dorman, and Daughtery are bringing a new, three-tiered agenda to the SGA with focuses on community life. In this issue... FEATURES: Butterfly garden 2 Sesquipedalians 3 Campus security shift 3 Letter to the editor 4 Senior reflection 5 ARTS AND LIFE: Dinosaur, Jr concert teview 6 Cartoon! 6 SPORTS: Tennis falls in SAC final 7 ODDS AND ENDS: American Hero 8 Crossword 8 environmental stewardship and academic excellence. They feel that between these areas, each member of the student body will be able to find a suitable niche through which they may connect with the S.G.A. and the rest of campus. ‘T want to bring connectivity through progress,” Randall said. Answering stu dent concerns that the current SGA is too impersonal and ineffectively burdened with red tape. Me Dorman and Randall have decided to hold a town hall style meeting once a month where all students are invited to attend and make their voices heard. The collective hope is that by facilitating the creation of effective infrastructure, SGA by Michael Sewall U-Wire Content Wednesday marks President Barack Obama’s 100th day in office, and students across the country have mixed reactions. Although some are in support of the new image he is creating for the U.S., others don’t buy into his economic plans. Still, many say it will take longer than 100 days to see the change Obama promised on the campaign trail. See what students said in their own words: “1 like that he has stepped up and has done the things that he said he’d do in his campaign and has been honest about the things he hasn’t done yet,” Talia Brown, a 23-year-old senior biochemistry major at the University of Colorado told The Campus Press. “It’s about time we have actually have a can empower students to cause desirable change. To preface this positive policy evolution, a conference will be held at the beginning of the Fall semester comprised of student leaders from SGA, Campus Life, the executive board and a group of indepen dent student leaders that are often found in key support positions around campus. Every discussion that I’ve had with our SGA officers has reinforced their dedica- tionto open dialogue with the student body- -they all urge students to simply walk up to them (or e-mail) with concerns, hopes, and ideas, that through inclusive synthesis a government of the students can once again be for the students. timetable,” Yacanex Posadas, a sophomore finance major at San Jose State University, said to Spartan Daily reporters. “Change takes time,” University of Ar kansas junior Liam Selvey said. “Even if nothing’s solved yet, at least we’re on the right track. And at least he can speak well.” As reported in the Arkansas Traveler “1 don’t think this is a fad, 1 think this is a change in policy, a change in perspec tive,” Mark Naylor, a second-year gradu ate student at the University of Southern California, told The Daily Trojan. “They think they can spend their way out of this economic crisis,” said Kelly Camell, chairwoman of the Colorado State Uni versity College Republicans, in the Rocky Mountain Collegian. “1 just don’t see the stimulus happening. 1 don’t think it’s going to stimulate.” See 100 days, page 3 Young voters weigh in on Obama's first 100 days

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