Students Frantic to Finalize SGA Election Bids
With much fanfare, March 31 marked the end of self-nominations for Student Government Association (SGA) elections for the 2017-2018 school year. After years of vacancies on the SGA Senate forum, students fought each other into Case like a Walmart on Black Friday in order to announce their bids.
Tom Tucker ’19, who is running for Junior Dormitory Senior Executive, explained to The Skidmore News he was ready to make a change. He said, “I’m going to do so much for clubs they’re going to have to check their privilege.” Tucker explained that The Skidmore News would not understand this though because “they’re fake news, worse than Breitbart.”
Not all students had the same agendas, though, as they pushed and shoved in an all out effort to join the SGA on the rainy Friday afternoon. Sabrina Desperado ’20 insisted that she wanted to join SGA in order to promote communication with students. Desperado told The Skidmore News, she “loves getting SGA and administrative emails and wants to expand their use.” She underscored that “an email a day from SGA might finally convince students to check their privilege.” Other students told The Skidmore News they look forward to spending hours in meetings each week in circular discussions about school dances.
Current President Dorothy Parsons ’17 was so overwhelmed by the turnout that she issued a forceful statement. “SGA should postpone the election until we can guarantee that no current members will lose their seats.” “Senators should not be forced to have this kind of accountability or communication,” she pleaded. Despite the delay in elections, SGA has continued to email students that time to sign up is running out.
Produced for our April 1 special edition.