Written By Morgan Lantvit
If you want to change, add, or get rid of something on our campus, why not have it your way? The Student Government Association (SGA) wants to listen to you to make campus how you want it to be. They are the group of people that include the president, treasurer, committee, and interested students who voice their opinion on what should change on campus and what activities should be held. Billy Cochran, president, called last week’s meeting to order and then handed out the schedule for the meeting. He likes to call SGA the “king of organizations” because they are the ones who are in charge of all activities happening on campus and in charge of giving money to other organizations such as speech team. He said that SGA is a “bridge/link to the administration” so if you want something done, SGA is the place to go. This is Cochran’s first year as president, and he talks to the school president face to face about some issues students bring to him. If you would like to talk to Cochran about bringing something up for the next meeting, he’s easily accessible over campus email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or in the SGA office, located across from the mailroom. SGA meetings take place on Thursday nights at 9 in Armington 417, but are only called to order if there are things that need to be discussed. At last week’s meeting, they talked about changing the day to Tuesday nights. Luke Kopp, the new SGA advisor, made his first appearance at the meeting since school has been in session after winter break. He plans to bring more activities to this campus during the weekend to keep more students from going home. Kopp came here from a small Catholic school in West Virginia, and he plans to make this small school more like the larger, well-known schools in a sense of having more things to do. He also plans to start a campus activities board that is student-run to bring those new activities to campus with whatever the students want to do. He talked about how “[most] problems are nationwide with smaller schools,” meaning the school needs to get their students more involved.