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Senate welcomes new executive officers, approves stipends

Senate welcomes new executive officers, approves stipends

DAISY ZAVALA, Evergreen reporter

April 18, 2019

The 49th ASWSU Senate was sworn into office Wednesday night and approved stipends for next year’s executive positions. Next year’s ASWSU President Quinton Berkompas said the semester stipends have been placed close to minimum wage to match their hours. The stipends are distributed biweekly.  ...

ASWSU discusses graduation regalia costs, opens conversation about cultural appropriation

ASWSU discusses graduation regalia costs, opens conversation about cultural appropriation

DAISY ZAVALA, Evergreen reporter

April 11, 2019

The ASWSU Senate passed its last pieces of legislation for this spring semester, which included resolutions that address the cost of graduation regalia and support for increased cultural awareness in the Greek community. Senator Rachel Kenitzer authored a resolution that called for reduced regalia...

Senators vote for open discussions with police

Senators vote for open discussions with police

DAISY ZAVALA, Evergreen reporter

April 4, 2019

The ASWSU Senate showed support for open forum discussions between police departments, the Pullman community and students to address sexual misconduct and violence at Wednesday night's meeting in the CUB. The resolution was authored by ASWSU Senators Synthia Alcantar and Hannah Martian and called...

ASWSU hears finance report, passes resolution

ASWSU hears finance report, passes resolution

DAISY ZAVALA, Evergreen reporter

March 28, 2019

The ASWSU Senate approved a resolution to support gender-neutral housing in McCroskey Hall and future expansion, if necessary, to accommodate individuals. The finance chair gave a report on its current budget situation.   Finance committee budget   ASWSU Senator and Finance Chai...

ASWSU revamps #DearWSU

ASWSU revamps #DearWSU

HANNAH WELZBACKER, Evergreen reporter

March 26, 2019

ASWSU launched an updated version of the #DearWSU campaign this week. ASWSU Communications Director Brandon Crawford said #DearWSU first started in 2013 by the Taylor Hennessey and Kevin Massimino administration. The goal was to interact with students and answer any questions they might have. Crawford...

ASWSU approves recycling initiative to urge lawmakers

ASWSU approves recycling initiative to urge lawmakers

DAISY ZAVALA, Evergreen reporter

March 21, 2019

The ASWSU Senate finalized its decision to support campus recycling initiatives and confirmed two students to College of Arts and Sciences seats Wednesday. Resolution for recycling initiatives approved Senators Kiera Rust, Grant Esomonu and Chase Urquhart authored the resolution to improve recyc...

Frias-Gomez , Naputo react to election results

Frias-Gomez , Naputo  react to election results

KAYE GILL, Evergreen reporter

March 7, 2019

Mariela Frias-Gomez and Camille Naputo ran on the slogan “IMAGINE” for their 2019 ASWSU campaign. They gathered with friends and supporters Wednesday evening to await election results at the Northside Residence Hall. With just over 2000 votes, Frias-Gomez and Naputo’s campaign did not earn enough ...

ASWSU Senate meeting canceled

DAISY ZAVALA, Evergreen reporter

March 7, 2019

The ASWSU meeting scheduled for March 6 was canceled due to not having a quorum. There has to be at least two-thirds of its seated membership present to take binding action on scheduled items on the agenda. Lindsay Schilperoort, ASWSU Senate pro tempore said 12 senators out of 19 were available...

Berkompas, Prescott look to future as new ASWSU executives

Berkompas, Prescott look to future as new ASWSU executives

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

March 7, 2019

The Quinton Berkompas and Jhordin Prescott campaign received over 2,400 votes, which won them the ASWSU election. Out of the total votes cast, 52.3 percent of students voted for Berkompas and Prescott, according to the official election results. Berkompas and Prescott held an election viewing party...

Presidential, vice presidential tickets debate on student issues

Presidential, vice presidential tickets debate on student issues

CAMERON SHEPPARD, Evergreen reporter

March 4, 2019

This year's ASWSU presidential and vice presidential candidates debated issues facing WSU students, like mental health, sexual assault and transparency and accountability within ASWSU. Presidential candidate Mariela Frias-Gomez and her running mate Camille Naputo put an emphasis on making ASWSU a ...

Judicial Board redacts injunction on multicultural debate

Judicial Board redacts injunction on multicultural debate

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

March 4, 2019

The ASWSU Judicial Board filed an injunction, or a legal order, to halt a multicultural debate for presidential candidates hours before it was scheduled to occur. Patrick Granger, WSU student, said he filed a motion on Saturday to suspend a debate hosted by Run WSU in association with four multicultural...

A guide to the 2019 ASWSU senate election

A guide to the 2019 ASWSU senate election

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen news editor

March 4, 2019

Students across campus are competing for a seat at the ASWSU senate. Six seats are up for grabs for Senate At-Large, four for undeclared, three for arts and sciences, two for business, one for College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences,  one for education, one for engineering and architecture,...

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