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Last man standing: Allegations hit Kelso and Jordan

Above photo: Kaeden Kelso, presidential candidate, and Ysatis Jordan, vice presidential candidate will run unopposed in the spring 2018 election. Courtesy of Ysatis Jordan  By Emily Wunderlich and Whitney Elfstrom Less than one day into presidential campaigning for the Student Government spring elections, a grievance was filed Monday against presidential candidate Kaeden Kelso and his running […]

SG supreme court denies McQueen’s case

By Emily Wunderlich and Whitney Elfstrom Student Government’s supreme court unanimously decided Monday that it would not take Mariah McQueen’s case against the election rules commission. Now student body presidential candidate Kaeden Kelso will run unopposed in the upcoming election. He will need one more vote than 50 percent approval to assume the presidency. McQueen […]

Confusion and Controversy: spring election divides SG

By Emily Wunderlich and Whitney Elfstrom When Mariah McQueen decided early this month to run for student body president, she had no running mate and only 48 hours to collect the 100 signatures she needed to qualify. Panicked, she turned to Student Government’s supervisor of elections, Shannon Scanlon. According to a GroupMe message on Feb. […]

McQueen: ERC verdict is a ‘witch hunt’

By Emily Wunderlich and Whitney Elfstrom Student body presidential candidate Mariah McQueen said that she was denied “due process” in the Election Rules Commission’s decision to disqualify her from the upcoming election. In an email addressed to Shannon Scanlon, Student Government’s supervisor of elections, McQueen said she plans to plead her case to SG’s judicial […]

SG presidential candidate disqualified a week before campaign

Above photo: Mariah McQueen, junior marketing major and senate committee and policy chair, was disqualified from running in next week’s student body president race. Courtesy of Mariah McQueen By Emily Wunderlich Student body presidential candidate Mariah McQueen and running mate Samantha Fiore were disqualified Monday from the upcoming Student Government election for illegally obtaining signatures […]

Campus has no ‘vision,’ senator says as opposition grows louder

Above photo: At Friday’s town hall Jay Sokolovsky, a USF St. Petersburg anthropology professor, speculated a correlation between Regional Chancellor Sophia Wisniewska’s ousting and House Bill 423. Emily Wunderlich | The Crow’s Nest By Jeffrey Waitkevich, Emily Wunderlich and Whitney Elfstrom The Senate champion of a bill that would strip the St. Petersburg campus of its […]

Tadlock: ‘Why would Tampa want us?’

Above photo: A student forum about House Bill 423 on Tuesday attracted a crowd of eight — three of whom were members of The Crow’s Nest staff. Jonah Hinebaugh | The Crow’s Nest By Emily Wunderlich and Anna Bryson Rows of empty chairs lined USC Ballroom 3 as interim Regional Chancellor Martin Tadlock addressed the room. In a […]

Students fail to take advantage of petition

By Emily Wunderlich A student-led petition opposing the bill that would end USF St. Petersburg’s separate accreditation has drawn only 150 signatures. But its author, junior marketing major Mariah McQueen, vows to continue her efforts this week. “I’m setting my expectations higher for myself and my peers, who I want to share the petition,” she […]

Struggling to improve student involvement, leaders say Greek life is the answer

By Emily Wunderlich After polling campus attitudes toward Greek life last month, Student Government hosted a town hall Nov. 13 to share the results with the student body. Not only did the event struggle to fill seats in the regional chancellor’s conference room, it lacked the most important component: students. Among the attendants were faculty […]

Is Greek life a threat to campus safety?

As universities across the country suspend fraternities and sororities, USFSP aims to bring Greek life to campus. By Emily Wunderlich Despite the shadow cast by Florida State University’s recent ban on Greek life, Student Government still sees a place for it at USF St. Petersburg. “Fraternity and sorority life represents that sense of spirit on […]