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The Berkeley Beacon

An SGA meeting at the beginning of the 2019-20 academic year.

Nineteen candidates win student government positions in low turnout elections

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
August 3, 2021

The Student Government Association’s spring 2021 elections turned out just 140 students, the lowest total for a spring elections cycle, where each SGA position is up for grabs, in at least five years. In...

A Student Assembly meeting during the Fall 2020 semester.

After rocky fall semester, SGA optimistic about spring

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
January 12, 2021

The Fall 2020 semester saw the Student Government Association struggle to adapt its day-to-day functioning to its new legislative model passed in the spring, a difficulty further complicated by the limitations...

Debrosse, pictured middle right, in a Spring  Student Government Association meeting.

Debrosse to continue as SGA president through spring

By Charlie McKenna
November 16, 2020

Student Government Association Executive President Lindsay Debrosse will retain the organization’s presidency through the spring semester, she confirmed to The Beacon Wednesday.  Debrosse, who...

A Student Government Association meeting from the spring semester.

SGA closes meeting to talk with Intercultural student affairs

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
November 10, 2020

The Student Government Association’s weekly Student Assembly meeting was closed to the public and The Beacon, after the group entered executive session to discuss “social justice, power, and privilege”...

A Spring 2020 Student Government Association meeting. Photo by Yongze Wang.

SGA hopes to spur college action with first legislative effort

By Charlie McKenna
October 22, 2020

The Student Government Association passed its first piece of legislation, about several recent “Zoom-bombing” incidents, Tuesday—nearly halfway through the organization’s first semester under a...

An SGA meeting at the beginning of the 2019-20 academic year.

SGA drafts statement condemning racist Zoom bombing incident

By Diana Bravo, Copyeditor/Photographer
October 2, 2020

The Student Government Association drafted a statement at a Student Assembly meeting Tuesday condemning a recent hateful incident that afflicted a new organization for LGBTQ+ students of color.  The...

A fall 2020 Student Government Association meeting.

SGA appoints representatives to administrative boards

By Diana Bravo, Copyeditor/Photographer
September 26, 2020

The Student Government Association appointed five representatives to four college committees during their fourth Student Assembly meeting of the fall semester on Tuesday.  SGA appointed one of its...

A Spring 2020 Student Government Association meeting. Photo by Yongze Wang.

Vacancy issues in SGA persist under new model

By Charlie McKenna
September 21, 2020

The Student Government Association faces a slew of vacancies in its first semester under a newly established structure, despite filling several positions across its legislative branch in the last month. As...

SGA at a Fall 2019 Joint Session meeting.

SGA appoints three students to new Student Experience Senate

By Diana Bravo, Copyeditor/Photographer
September 3, 2020

In the first Student Assembly meeting of the new semester, the Student Government Association made a series of appointments to fill vacancies across different areas of the organization, including the newly...

Student Government Association Executive Vice President Jehan Ayesha.

Former SGA presidential candidate Ayesha takes over VP, completing quiet shakeup of top leadership

By Charlie McKenna
August 17, 2020

The Student Government Association appointed rising sophomore Jehan Ayesha to its executive vice presidency Monday after a sudden shake up of the organization's top leadership positions last month, SGA...

Debrosse, pictured middle right, in a Spring  Student Government Association meeting.

Elected VP Debrosse takes over SGA executive presidency after Rodenbush resigns

By Charlie McKenna
July 22, 2020

Lindsay Debrosse is the Student Government Association’s new executive president, she confirmed to The Beacon Wednesday, filling the vacancy left behind by elected president Claire Rodenbush, who...

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