After writing my last entry I was curious to see if FAU still
had a school newspaper. The one I wrote for,
the Atlantic Sun, imploded due to a scandal involving funding from the
Student Government—basically, the administration became critical of the
solely run student newspaper and forced it from campus; the Student
Government then turned around and gave the equipment (which belonged to
FAU) and lots of
money (which belonged to FAU or the students, depending on who you believe)
to the former editorial staff so they could open up an student run newspaper
off campus. There was a lot of controversey whether the Student Government
had the right to do that.
This was also around the time that the Student Government nearly
imploded—the Student President resigned under somewhat suspicious
activities along with the Student Senate Speaker. Then the Judial Branch
declared the recently held elections invalid which prompted the Sentate to
start impeachment proceedings against all the Justices. So if the election
was held to be invalid and the Justices were all impeached, then
the Student Government would have ended up being a Vice President (who would
have been the President at that point), three Senators and no Judical Branch
Well, it's over ten years later, and I see nothing
much has changed except for the name of the newspaper.
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