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Eastern Michigan University Student Government meets on Tuesday Jan. 21, 2020

Student Government meeting cancelled due to lack of quorum

The Student Senate meeting on Monday, Nov. 2, was cancelled due to a lack of quorum to hold the meeting. ”Senators had work, family, and class complications that came up, we were hoping that people could work around all of that, but it did not work out,” Student Body Vice President, Colton Ray, said regarding the short notice cancellation. 

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Student Senate meetings reconvened since COVID-19 shutdowns; in a bid for leadership, senators discuss Palestinian flag controversy

Eastern Michigan Student Senators were officially sworn into office on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. The process was done virtually via Zoom. Non-elected executive board positions had been filled prior to the meeting and senators decided senate leadership. In deciding senate leadership, an issue regarding a Palestinian flag in the student government offices was brought to light. 

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Luis Romero and Colton Ray elected as student body president and vice president

The results for the 2020-2021 Student Body President and Vice President election have been announced with Luis Romero and Colton Ray winning president and vice president by just 4%. The new administration hopes to address a "myriad of concerns" that students face at EMU, listing "mental health issues, food insecurity, housing insecurity, and social marginalization, and how and why those issues are often intertwined.” 

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Julez DeShetler and Queso Tone catch up after a short hiatus due to illness and someones birthday. The pair talk about their semesters and the final big events of the year, the Eastern Echo Media Gala and Rock The Patio. The latter playing host to Eagletainment's very own Queso Tone as a musical performance, with the shows closing act Anthony Roperti a former guest of the show.