Student Senate Meeting Minutes (September 24, 2015)

Student Senate Meeting Minutes Tanner Trustee Room September 24th, 2015 Call to Order: 8:35 PM Roll Call Absent: Vice President Franke (excused), Senator Mathis (excused), Senator Tallent (unexcused), Senator Wadkins (excused) Motion to approve agenda Agenda approved via unanimous consent   REPORTS: Executive Board: President: President Nava introduced the first year Senators.  He stated that…

The Power of Prayer

Katie Linder – Religion can be a tricky subject to talk about. Everyone has their own beliefs, or lack thereof, and everyone seems to think that they have the answer, that their religion is more accurate than any others out there. I don’t know how to define my religion. I was baptized in the Methodist…

“Subjugation of Language”

Kyle Cody – The Color Purple. 1984. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Ulysses. The Call of the Wild. Slaughterhouse Five. Lolita. All of these books have been contested in the United States because of various language usage, sexual perversions, and controversial ideas, usually by conservatives worried about the degenerative effects for children and teenagers exposed…

A Fresh Take on the Mascot Dilemma

Nathan Zimmerman – “First Down, Blueboys!” If you ever attended an Illinois College football game, you have probably heard this phrase exclaimed by the enthusiastic announcer. However, something was missing — something crucial for school spirit and representation. Where were the Blueboy/Ladyblue mascots? Maybe a more pressing question is, “What is a Blueboy?“ For those…

Know YOUR History

Jordan Washington – “Where do you come from?” No, I’m not talking about where you grew up, but what country or place in this world your ancestors came from, or what your ancestors did in the past. There’s a saying that states, “We are all an accumulation of not only our life experience, but those…