Opinion: State of the Senate

Political scientists, analysts, professors, historians and even everyday citizens have been ruminating lately on the health of American democracy. A fever seems to have consumed the political discourse, beginning with the Republican Revolution in 1994. Since then hyper-partisanship and tribalism have surged. Worryingly, this disease has only seemed to grow…

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Student Senate Looks Ahead

The William Jewell College Student Senate Cabinet for the 2017-2018 school year are Drew Novak, senior political science major, Luce-Virlynn Apollon, senior nursing and applied critical thought and inquiry major, Jacob Dice, junior physics, economics and mathematics major and Chris Choe, sophomore Oxbridge Institutions and Policies major. The Hilltop Monitor…

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Catching up with Student Senate

In the recent Student Senate Cabinet elections, the leadership of Student Senate was elected with promises of change and innovation. After three enthusiastic campaigns and a democratic election, William Jewell College Student Senate election results were released April 18. The new cabinet is junior political science major Drew Novak as…

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Recap of the Student Senate debate

On Thursday, April 14, the Hilltop Monitor moderated the debate among the groups running for the 2016-2017 William Jewell College Student Senate executive cabinet. The cabinets are as follows: Zachary Carroll, first-year Oxbridge institutions and policies major, for president; Ben Shinogle, junior political science and English major, for vice president;…

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Jewell works on transgender policy

A new transgender policy is currently being drafted by William Jewell College’s by Student Senate. Members of Senate and the Office of Student Life are working to create a policy that provides a foundation for services and accommodations for transgender students and/or students who are transitioning. Annie Murphey, senior, is a…

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State of the Senate

This week I had the opportunity to sit down with Student Senate Vice President, and currently acting President, senior, Brennan Canuteson, about the changes Senate is making during the 2015-2016 school year. Q: What major changes has Student Senate made for the 2015-2016 school year? A: We are working on rebranding…

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