Category: Student Government

Executive Candidates debate in the JC

Candidates running for Mason student body president and vice president By Tisha Herrera, Staff Writer Ten candidates from five campaigns participated in the spring Student Government Election Executive Debate, hosted on Thursday night, March 22 in the Johnson Center. Candidates…

Meet the Candidates: Michael Gracia + Andrew Nesterczuk

Name: Michael “Big Mike” Gracia Major: Information Systems and Operations Management Year: Junior Position for candidacy: President Why are you running for this position ? I spent the last year as a Student Senator watching all of the members of…

Meet the Candidates: Benjamin Olsen & Sara Babcock

Name: Benjamin Olsen Major: Government & International Politics  Year: Junior Position: Student Body President Why are you running for this position? I am running for the position of Student Body President because I have served in the Student Government for the…

Meet the Candidates: Holden Spence & Chra Darwesh

Name: Holden Spence Major: Global Affairs  Year: Rising Senior Position for candidacy: President Why are you running for this position? I’ve always been an advocate and tried to be a voice for those who have felt that their voice wasn’t heard. By running for President…

Meet the Candidates: Patrick Grady & Amir Jones

Name: Patrick Grady Major: Government and International Affairs Year: Sophomore Position for candidacy: Student Body President Why are you running for this position? I have been in Student Government my entire collegiate career because I believe in creating positive change…

Bekah Pettine and Erik Truong

Meet the Candidates: Bekah Pettine & Erik Truong

  Name: Bekah Pettine Major: Government and International Politics and Communication with a Concentration in Journalism Year: Junior Position for candidacy: Student Body President Why are you running for this position? Over the course of three years, I have had…

New room and board prices set to rise for Fall 2019

BILLS TO ALLOCATE FUNDS, GEO OPPORTUNITIES, AND NEW APPOINTMENTS IN MASON’S STUDENT SENATE By Tisha Herrera, Staff Writer Mason’s student senate met for the sixth time this semester on March 1 in Merten Hall. The Student Senate discussed increased student…

Madison Essig fights for Mason LIFE in Student Senate

FORMERLY A STUDENT SENATE REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE PROGRAM, ESSIG IS NOW A FULL SENATOR By Alexander Shedd, News Assistant Editor Madison Essig, formerly the Student Government representative for Mason LIFE, is now a full-fledged member of Student Senate. Mason LIFE,…

Mason’s Student Senate Passes New Budget

SENATORS ALSO VOTED ON NEW CABINET APPOINTMENTS TO REPLACE FORMER MEMBERS By Tisha Herrera, Staff Writer Mason’s student senate met for the third time this semester on Thursday, Feb. 8, in Merten Hall. They discussed resignations and new appointments, passed…