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Open Forum on New Student Constituion

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

Anything that enables me to win gift cards to Chipotle can’t be all bad, right?

Tomorrow night in Davis, SGA will host an open forum on the new, recently-approved student constitution, where they will highlight major changes in addition to opening things up for questions and discussion.

The purpose of the new constitution has been described as follows:

This document is written for one purpose: to establish a new structure of student representation that allows student representatives to be more accessible and responsive to what you need from your College. It will allow SGA to more effectively do its job of creating programs and supporting the policies that build our vibrant campus life.

Curious about what exactly that will look like? Me too.

Voting for the official ratification of the new constitution begins online March 5th, when students will be asked to cast the ultimate vote on whether or not this document will in fact replace the old constitution. You might be unsure as to how exactly this affects your life and your experience at this college, in which case you should certainly head over to Davis between 8:30 and 9:30 and get informed.

ROCK THE VOTE: A Student Band Showcase

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Tomorrow (Thursday) night at 8:00 in Falstaff’s (which apparently now has a fully functioning and soon-to-be operating bar), Lively Lucy’s will be hosting their (bi?) annual student band showcase. The showcase has become a consistent hit from Lively Lucy’s, and it’s always a great chance to check out some new and old faces in the Skidmore music scene.

Robin Adams, circa 1986

Robin Adams, circa 1986

Co-sponsored by killers of cool SGA, the showcase will feature a solid array of bands of varying styles and seniority. There will also be an opportunity to vote for SGA representatives and free Esperanto’s, which sounds like the ideal Thirsty Thursday to me. Be sure to stop by and check out what will (hopefully) be pretty short and sweet sets from the following bands:

The Salmon Of Knowledge
Big Booty Judy (now featuring Izzy Howard on vocals)
Dope Mosely
Good Neighbor
Iguana Mañana
Knights of Tundra (listed as a Dragonforce cover band, which is probably a joke, but a dude can hope, right?)
Eskimo Sister
The Melon Girls

If you’re new to Skidmore, this will be a great introduction to the music scene–one of the hidden and underrated aspects of campus life. And if you’ve been around for a while, odds are you know someone in one of these bands, so avoid getting a mass text from them at 8:05 and just show up and stay for the whole thing, because you definitely don’t have better things to do (and late night has been majorly sucking lately).

On the real, though, we lost some good bands to the real world this past year, and it’s really cool that new and old bands are stepping up and showcasing their shit, because these bands work fucking hard. So show up at 8:00pm with some friends and ready to sing to Red Hot Chili Peppers or Sublime, because you know someone will probably cover one (or both) of them.

SGA Elections: Round II (FIGHT!!!)

Monday, March 25th, 2013

The hellsteed itself

Skids Scribner—the equine motherfucker who haunts your nightmares—has informed me that Speech Night for Round II of SGA elections will take place on Wednesday night, where he’ll spring for unlimited pizza and snacks. Maybe this fucknose ain’t so bad after all.

Voting is important or something, so after Speech Night, be sure to check your email for a ballot. “Polls” will be open until 11:59pm on Thursday night, and voting booths will be placed in Atrium and the SGA desk in Case.

SPEECH NIGHT: Wednesday March 27, 6pm @ D-Hall (second floor)

(via Facebook)

SGA Voting Happy Time Time

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

It is time once again to encourage you all to vote in the SGA elections. If I had the time I would make the obligatory joke about the importance of democratic participation and maybe also something about the rise of democracy in North Africa here, but I’m kind of in a rush and can’t be bothered. Feel free to make your own in the comments.

Click here to vote online, or visit the SGA offices in Case Center.

Rally to Restore Your Sense of Citizenship

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Professor of Psychology Sheldon Solomon at a recent Admissions open house

You know what you should be doing right now instead of reading this sentence? Exercising your right as a citizen to shape the political climate of your nation.

The campus polling place is in the ICC and you should go vote there or convince other people to go vote there. Why? Because chances are that at some point over the next several years your going to get caught up in some sort of political argument and if you didn’t vote you don’t get to say shit. Washington is full of people who don’t get anything done. It doesn’t need to start with us.

If you’re so mind-boggingly politically disaffected that you won’t even vote in a national election or if you think you’re ‘too cool’ please read a book. You are not subverting democracy. You are not a conscientious objector. You are a lazy person with a dictionary and misunderstanding of your obligations as an American citizen.

(fbook)