The Huntington News

Petrin, Naraghi elected SGA Pres., EVP

April 5, 2012

By Nick Jacques, News Correspondent Junior Peter Petrin beat middler Chris LaColla by more than a two-to-one margin to become Northeastern’s student body president for the 2012-13 school year, the Student Government Association (SGA) announced Wednesday. Petrin, a Student Government Association (SGA) senator, received 2,191 votes, 61 pe...

Response: Denham’s column overlooks hard work

April 5, 2012

I am writing in response to last week’s attack on the Student Government Association (SGA):  “Column: SGA should just disolve already.” How can you, as a member of a student organization yourself, disrespect another hard-working organization by saying our university would be better off without...

Editorial Cartoon

April 5, 2012

Editorial: Vote shows student opinion, will the administration listen?

April 5, 2012

Along with the Student Government Association’s elections for president and executive vice president, students were presented with the option to voice their opinion on increased recycling, a more sensible drug policy, better sign-in technology, a revised guest policy, tuition freezes and giving students...

Popeyes selected for CSC location

March 29, 2012

By Selena Burke, News Correspondent Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen beat Bojangles’ Famous Chicken n’ Biscuits and Raising Canes Chicken Fingers in the student survey for a new vendor in the Curry Student Center. The Student Government Association’s (SGA) Vice President of Student Services Timothy...

Finance board cuts SGA executive pay

March 29, 2012

By Melissa Werthmann, News Staff The Finance Board slashed almost $30,000 from the Student Government Association (SGA) budget, denying the organization any funds for executive stipends. The move, which SGA President Michael Sabo called “unprecedented,” would eliminate this fall’s SGA exe...

Editorial Column: SGA should just dissolve already

March 28, 2012

Don’t take this the wrong way, Student Government Association (SGA), but you are worthless. This isn’t really meant in a derogatory way – I mean that, as currently incorporated, you have zero worth to this university and its students. Negative worth, really, as Northeastern would be vastly improved...

Editorial: SGA is right to cut personal paychecks out of their budget

March 28, 2012

The Student Government Association’s (SGA) reasoning for paying executive board members thousands of dollars – $29,351 total – every year is weak at best. Executive officers, the explanation goes, cannot find part-time jobs because of how many hours they put into SGA – poor, overworked executive...

Q&As: Meet the SGA election candidates

March 22, 2012

Peter Petrin Student body president candidate Junior Political science major SGA senator Huntington News: Why did you choose to run for student body president? Peter Petrin: I think the big themes we have with this campaign are communication and representation. I know that as a student on this camp...

SGA confirms ballot for student body elections

March 22, 2012

By Melissa Werthmann, News Staff During Monday’s Student Government Association (SGA) meeting, members heard from two guest speakers and cleared proposed referenda to appear on this year’s voting block. Faculty Senate Agenda Committee Chair Lou Kruger spoke first and said he hopes to improve...

Letter: Courtney Rainey Backs Peter Petrin

March 22, 2012

We meet again, Student Government Association (SGA) presidential elections. Like many others, I appreciate the programs and events that SGA sponsors on campus, but I also have my reservations and criticisms. I am also sure that many of us, because of past complications, are fairly jaded when it comes...

Letter: Ashley Caron backs Terry MacCormack

March 22, 2012

If there is one concern I’ve heard from students about the Student Government Association (SGA) throughout my four years at Northeastern, it is by far a concern about how confusing it is to understand, or a concern for how much work is done that is actually a benefit to students. Personally, being...