The Necessities student store returned to its previous location down the hall and around the corner from the cafeteria this year, hosting a number of innovative new features under the guidance of Student Life Operations Manager Heather “Maz” Mazorow.
This November, as the rest of the country prepares to vote for a new president, SFUAD students are invited to take part in an election on campus. For the first time ever, elections will be held for Student Voice positions, voted on by the student body. All students are eligible for candidacy, so long as they announce their intention to run at a Student Voice meeting.
At 6:59 pm, there were only 10 people, five of which were on stage. Five minutes after the Student Voice Open Forum was supposed to begin, the number jumped to 17. The turnout was average, according to Student Voice President Rachel Shuford, although you’d think the number would be larger, given the amount of bickering, name calling and pointed memes on SFUAD’s Student Life Facebook page. Unlike the staff-run Student Life, Student Voice is a student-run organization, which advocates for the various problems of students on campus. Shuford, a second semester junior, doesn’t let the low turnout mar her Leslie Knope optimism toward the improvement of SFUAD. “We don’t want to encourage people to come and complain at the open forum, we don’t want people to have things to complain about,” she said “But we do want them to have an outlet.” The Forum kicked off with a message from Larry Hinz regarding the recent spat of security breaches in and around King Hall. King recently saw the introduction of a 24-hour guard station, but 24/7 surveilance cameras, as well as patrols around, and within the hall are to follow. In another effort to improve security, Student Life went on a “light walk,” around campus to survey which areas could be better lit. As a result, the school plans to increase lighting on the paths to the Film School, Greer Garson and around the barracks. Still, according to student Hall Director Rochelle Esquerra, you can call an RA or hall director, but ultimately, the onus of safety falls on the student. “There’s no issue too small to call security,” she said. “We really want to empower you as students.” As far as mass complaining on the Student Life page, Student Voice encourages students to take their concerns directly to Mouton Hall,...
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