United Students Government plans for future at latest meeting

Franklin Hagler, Staff Writer

This past week was a unique one for the United Student Government as elections took place. Senators took this time to look over some transitional rules for next year as well as announcing some of the final events that will take us into May.

As the 40th legislature plans to takeover next year, it was President Derek Jorden’s job to pass the mandatory training and transitional plan for them, a standard procedure to put a close on any school year and give all incoming members the rules to follow once in position.

The guidelines are pretty simple for anyone who gets awarded to office: each member must attend all meetings designated for the office assigned, each elected senator must attend a committee meeting of their choice as well as all regular Senate meetings, and must sign up to work an event for both April and May. Training will be held on each Friday of the rest of the school year ending on May 6.

Spirit week themes were announced as Bengal pride will be injected into the SUNY Buffalo State campus. Monday will be pajama day, Tuesday will be decades day where student can dress in their favorite era-inspired attire, Wednesday is wacky tacky day, so people can bring out there craziest combinations, Thursday is going to be twin day and Friday will be denim day, so students are advised to wear their favorite jeans.

On April 11, USG Karaoke Night will start at 7 p.m, located in the Campbell Student Union. Students will be able to come into the retail side of the Union and sing their favorite song. After a huge turnout for the first outing, USG has decided to put on another karaoke night that will be bigger in anticipation of drawing of huge crowd.

Sunday, April 17 at 7 p.m., the “Afro and the Arts” event will be in the Social Hall, in a unique event that was brainstormed by the USG Student Life Committee. This event is designed to showcase afro talent and the diversity on the campus. There will be a live jazz band in attendance and students are expected to come in formal attire. With collaboration with Tha Ink Club, it should be a very unique event. Tha Ink Club is a group of spoken word poets who tackle social issues that society deals with today.

May 1, in the Rockwell Quad, there will be the “Slide into Summer” event that will incorporate many field activities. There will be steal the bacon, dunk tanks, and tug of war. USG will also have food trucks on campus.

In collaboration with the Caribbean American Student Organization, USG will be hosting their last movie night of the year on May 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the Social Hall. They will be showing “Ride Along 2.” This will be the final event to close out the year for the Senate.

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