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Volume 68, Issue 45, Monday, October 28, 2002


Staff Editorial


Ed De La Garza        Josh Gajewski       Nikie Johnson
         Geronimo Rodriguez          Keenan Singleton


Complaining time 

The Student Government Association has been making a noticeable effort to work for the students this semester.

It will continue those efforts this afternoon with an event meant to let students connect with their SGA representatives.

SGA senators will be in the PGH breezeway between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., to meet with constituents who want to talk to them about issues that may be of interest to the Senate.

Although the Senate hasn't done anything spectacular this year, this administration seems to care more about working for the students than most administrations in recent memory.

Squabbles between senators threatened to cloud the semester for a while, but either the storm blew over or senators have managed to get their problems under wraps enough to get on with the business at hand.

SGA President Dawona Miller encouraged senators at the last meeting to step up the pace in producing legislation, an admirable demand from a president who seems to be focusing on the whole student body instead of just the interests of the Senate.

Since the start of the year, the Senate has proposed only six bills and passed only three, and Miller was right to call senators on that kind of low production.

She had a list of problems she'd like senators to address, and the majority of people in SGA this year are more than capable of doing what she requested. 

But the best part is students can add to that list if they talk to their representatives today.

Pissed off at parking? Livid over the lines at lunchtime? Ballistic because of the bookstore? Scared of campus safety? Well, that's what the SGA is here for.

Take your UH problems to your senator. Don't know who your SGA senators are? Find out today. Then ask them to fix things. Whether your complaint is big or small, the Senate was elected to serve you, and you should hold them to that.

So the SGA hasn't done anything astounding so far this semester. That doesn't mean senators don't have the potential to make this a remarkable year by focusing on SGA's purpose: serving students.

So students, take advantage of today's opportunity to hold the SGA to the standard it has set for itself this semester, or raise the bar and challenge the Senate to make some changes on campus that will make UH a better place.


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