SGA not useless

By Abigail Keefe
November 21, 2002

Chris Jones

As the senior class president, it baffles me as to why any one student on this campus would make such a bold and self-righteous comment to depreciate the value and asset to the college that the Student Government Association is and stands for.

In reading the paper two weeks ago on Oct. 31 in Paul Williams’ article on student-professor interactions, I was ashamed to admit that the student that made the comment about the “useless SGA” is a human being let alone a student that I represent as an SGA member. We, as student leaders, do our best and devote considerable amounts of time to develop programs and address issues that are concerns of the students as well faculty and staff.

Well Mr. Teilhard Beauchesne, in response to your insightful view of the SGA as “useless” and your opinion that “the President of SGA is like the president of a high school class,” I feel as though it would behoove you to reconsider your opinion as it is based upon an ignorant understanding of what it is we do and stand for as student leaders. At a college that is working towards the betterment of its students and is ever-academically expanding, we work with the administration to meet the needs of the students.

As one of those who has stepped up to meet the challenges of fulfilling the role as a leader for their peers, I feel it is imperative to reiterate the fact we as student body representatives stand up for people like you.

So this I say to you. Mr. Beauchesne, the next time you decide to ride out a power trip in the Loquitur by deflating the importance of a student run government and by tearing down our president, I suggest you also mention what, if any, affiliation you have had with any high school associations that gives you the right to make such bogus statements. I also would like to know the last time you attended a SGA event or mentioned any suggestions you may have to a SGA member.

The next time you have a remark to make, make sure you also run for office and remember to also vote on SGA election day because your remarks have not gotten you anywhere except in the Perspectives section of the Loquitur.

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Abigail Keefe

Abigail Keefe is a Cabrini College student studying communications, enjoying her time in Radnor, Pennsylvania. Abbie loves working for the school newspaper, the Loquitur, and is also passionate about everything that the communication field has to offer.

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