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A great opportunity

By Andrew Bush
On November 21, 2012

During the Senate meeting, senior Senator Sarah
Roveda announced her resignation from Senate for second semester. She cannot return due to a class conflict with the 3:00 p.m. Monday meeting time. As a result, Senate will be operating with 19 members come spring semester. According to the Senate Rules of Order, Senate
must have 20 members, so SGA President Seth Walsh is in the process of putting a selection committee together
to appoint a new member. As a current senator, I urge
all students to strongly consider applying for this position. Until I was elected last spring, I had been an open critic of Senate and the stigma of the members. Currently, I am enjoying serving my time on Senate and have seen the good and the bad of it. I find this opening a great chance for students to get involved and make a difference. Furthermore, it is rare for students to find out if Senate is right for them without having to go through the process of winning an election. Technically, whoever is appointed will only serve for a few months until the spring elections when he or she could run for reelection. If a senior is appointed then he or she would just serve out the term's remainder. Next semester, Senate will consist of nine seniors, three juniors, three sophomores and four first-years. I am a proponent of the best person getting appointed to the position. Yet, I hope that many qualified underclassmen apply. With myself and the other seniors on our way out, many positions will be opening. It would be beneficial for younger classes to gain some experienced representation for the future. Underclassmen, strongly consider what you can bring to Senate, and please do apply. Additionally, only seven female senators will be returning in the spring. Ladies, I am very aware that you function and think differently than myself, and your presence would be very welcome to Senate. Also, females are in the majority on campus, so it would seem advantageous for them to have
more representation. I encourage females to turn in
applications to join. A great opportunity is presented
to the student body, and I hope that every student considers
the impact that he or she could have on our university.
Despite her strong presence on Senate, I am optimistic that the resigning senator will be replaced with a talented
and qualified peer of ours. I look forward to the impact
this student will have, and I hope he or she continues to better our stigma with the students we are serving.
I challenge our student body to ponder this opening. If you are a senior, looking for a great way to finish out your time at X and give back to the university, then Senate may be
right for you. Juniors have the opportunity to learn the
ropes now and become powerful members as seniors when they are the big dogs on campus next year. Sophomores have a magnitude of potential as their experiences have been drastically different than that
of upperclassmen; their opinion would be very valuable.
Finally, first-years are the students who are going to be here the longest and have the most potential to make a huge influence on the future of this school. So please, think about it, pray about it, turn in your applications and let's make next semester great and successful for Senate.

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