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Election results are in, Student Government fills 11 seats

This year, 650 students voted in the election, nearly twice as many as the fall semester. The total student population, including graduate and non-degree seeking students is 4,475. The election results were announced on March 2 in the Reef by Shannon Scanlon, Student Government’s supervisor of elections. Each of the students running for a senate […]

In hopes to maintain ‘sense of normalcy’ after Irma, USF System doesn’t extend Fall semester

Thrown into the Spotlight: An Interview with Laraine Ruiz

Student Government has long been thought of as a self-serving body at USF St. Petersburg. However, the new student-elect is hoping to change that opinion. After the sudden leave of absence taken by the president and vice president, Laraine Ruiz, the Senate President, stepped into the leadership role. Ruiz is a business management major and psychology […]

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Student President, VP Take Temporary Leave For Unknown Reason

Without public explanation, the president and vice president of Student Government have temporarily stepped down. In an Aug. 11 email to SG members, SG representatives said president Ziya Kardas and vice president Gina Rotunno had taken “a temporary leave of absence.” The representative called it “a routine step pursuant through established university practices for reviewing […]

In hopes to maintain ‘sense of normalcy’ after Irma, USF System doesn’t extend Fall semester

Kardas set to become Student Government president

Because he drew no opposition, Ziya Kardas is poised to become the next president of the student body. Kardas, a graduate student in business, and running mate Alexis Germaise, a senior in marketing, will be the only names on the ballot when voting begins Feb. 29 and ends at 7 p.m. March 3. They will […]

In hopes to maintain ‘sense of normalcy’ after Irma, USF System doesn’t extend Fall semester