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Election Delayed The SGA Supreme court will hear six alleged possible violations of election bylaws during the sga presidential election campaigns on march 25 and a runoff election will occur on march 26 and 27.
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SGA Election Agency votes to pass on 6 possible campaign violations for Supreme Court review Jaco b Sturm , S GA Reporter , @ jaco b m s t u r m
Results of the Presidential election for the Student Government Association were withheld from the public Wednesday while the Election Agency determines the severity of violations alleged against the candidates’ campaigns. At least one allegation was made against each of the campaigns for breaking the SGA bylaws during the campaign season prior to the election. The SGA held a meeting for the Election Agency to determine the severity of the allegations at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in room 211-N of the Student Union. It was announced during the EA hearing that a Supreme Court hearing will occur March 25 after spring break and a runoff election will occur on March 26 and 27. The Supreme Court hearing will be at 7 p.m. March 25 in Case Study 2 in the Student Union. Scott Goeppner, intergovernmental liaison for the Graduate and Professional Student Government Association (GPSGA), sent an email Wednesday after the SGA senate meeting regarding Thursday’s EA meeting. Goeppner, Shruti Sengupta and Elizabeth Eickhoff were listed as the Election Agency members in Thursday’s meeting agenda. The EA heard each FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2019
allegation and allowed a maximum of two minutes of additional information per allegation to be added by the individual(s) who reported it. SGA bylaws ask the EA to determine only whether or not the allegations should get passed on, not to determine whether the campaign reported is actually guilty. Rebuttals were not allowed. Melissa Echols, coordinator of SGA Programs, attended the EA hearing and said there are various levels of infractions that the Supreme Court will determine what level of their said violations fall under. “That would then determine whether or not any candidate pair may or may not be able to be disqualified,” Echols said. “Then that would then determine who would be in the runoff election (March 26 and 27).” Echols also confirmed that two of the candidate pairs would be in the runoff if the Supreme Court found all pairs guilty. The details of each potential violation the Supreme Court will hear can be found in the updated Election Agency’s agenda for Thursday’s meeting. Four allegations against the Dunn/Gragg campain were voted to be passed on to the Supreme Court. The first report the EA voted to pass on to the Supreme Court was a report James Hood filed that alleged the Dunn/Gragg
Presidential candidates; Kaitlyn Kirksey, Jake Swanson and Kayla Dunn at the SGA Student Body Presidential and Vice Presidential debate, on March 6, 2019, in Engineering North 108.
SGA presidential campaign violated bylaws by posting a campaign flier within 100 feet of the library computers. The EA voted this could be a possible violation of bylaw 4.3.3, which states no candidate/candidate pair shall campaign within 100 feet of a polling station, according to the election bylaws. The EA also voted to pass on a report to the Supreme Court that James Hood filed that said the Dunn/Gragg campaign violated SGA bylaws by posting a campaign flier on the SGA bulletin board. The EA voted this could be a possible violation of bylaw 4.3.1, which states no candidate/candidate pair may campaign in the SGA office or within open meeting of the SGA, Senate, Core Branch or Pro-
gramming Branch, after the candidate(s) have officially filed intent-to-run, according to the election bylaws. A report Kelsey Briggs, Ashley Shultz, Aaron Carmichael, James Hood, Catherine Appling, Lexi Barry and Samantha Buckalew filed was also passed on to the Supreme Court. The report alleged the Dunn/Gragg SGA presidential campaign violated SGA bylaws by campaigning and handing out green balloons in exchange for voting near Chi-O Clock at the Student Union on Wednesday. The EA determined this is a possible violation of bylaw 4.3.4, which states no candidate/candidate pair may distribute any form of enticement, according to the election bylaws. Another report which
the EA determined could violate bylaw 4.3.3, which concerns campaigning near polling stations, was voted to be passed on to the Supreme Court. Ashley Shultz filed the report, which alleged that the Dunn/Gragg campaign violated SGA bylaws by having a campaign flier within 100 feet of a Student Union computer polling station and an SGA constituency day table. The EA voted to pass on a report to the Supreme Court that Caroline Sanders filed which alleged the Swann/Chancelor campaign violated SGA bylaws by providing an enticement at a campaign event. The EA determined this is a possible violation of bylaw 4.3.4, which states no candidate/ candidate pair may distribute any form of enticement,
according to the election bylaws. SGA vice presidential candidate JT Gragg filed a report the EA voted to pass on to the Supreme Court. In the report, Gragg alleged that members of the Kirksey/Ball campaign sent campaign messages in an SGA group message. The EA voted to pass this on because the Sustainability group chat was reported to be potentially an official SGA group message, which could be a possible violation of bylaw 4.3.2, which states no candidate/candidate pair may use any SGA resources for campaigning, according to the bylaws. Jacob Sturm is a sports media sophomore from Edmond. She can be reached at jacob.sturm@ okstate.edu. PAGE 2
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Column: Grueling season reveals Cowboys’ authenticity, grit H a llie Hart, Staff Reporter, @Hallieha rt
Mike Boynton and his players could have reacted differently. They could have stormed into news conferences and given curt, vague answers. They could have made excuses. They could have tried to shut out reporters and prevent the flurry of questions that surrounded them after every game or during every midweek interview. Throughout the season, they didn’t.
The Oklahoma State men’s basketball team’s whirlwind season ended Wednesday night when TCU squeaked past the Cowboys 73-70. It was a fitting conclusion: OSU showed tenacity but didn’t win. The Cowboys stormed back from a 53-32 deficit. Lindy Waters III, a junior captain, made two free throws to give OSU a 7068 lead with 25 seconds left, but Desmond Bane’s 3-pointer and Alex Robinson’s foul shots erased the Cowboys’ advantage.
It is tempting to use the cliché comparison between this season and a roller coaster, but it might be more like a ride on the spinning teacups at Walt Disney World. The Cowboys (1220 overall, 5-13 Big 12) couldn’t prepare themselves for the wild experience, and they couldn’t stop spinning until it was done. With a dwindling roster and worndown players, they couldn’t quit competing. They didn’t quit competing. Through the struggles, Boynton didn’t sugarcoat anything when he addressed
reporters. He arrived at a news conference Jan. 16 and joked with them, sarcastically asking if they wanted to discuss Iowa State first, and then willingly answered every question. He was immersed in an unavoidable, unexpected situation. Boynton had dismissed Michael Weathers, Maurice Calloo and Kentrevious Jones for rule violations. They were charged with nine counts of malicious injury to property March 6 and face accusations of shooting vehicles and property with air rifles Jan. 1.
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Mike Cunningham, a graduate transfer guard, had already left the team. The dismissals left the Cowboys with eight available scholarship players until former walk-on Trey Reeves broke his right foot. Jan. 17 was Boynton’s birthday, when he held open walk-on tryouts to bolster OSU’s roster. The players who remained had to figure out how to make it through a tough Big 12 season and found motivation in the motto, “Just us.” Player dismissals. Adversity. Losses. Eight straight Big 12 losses. Walk-on practice squad. The words repeatedly appeared in newspaper stories about the Cowboys, who heard them constantly. It’s a sports reporter’s job to tell the story of a team’s season, which inevitably included challenges because of the player dismissals and the longest conference losing streak. Sometimes, it’s tough to imagine what it would be like to sit on the other side of the table, where players such as Lindy Waters III, Cameron McGriff and Thomas Dziagwa often sat in a news conference. Any college student faces challenges. Balancing responsibilities, adjusting to life away from family and managing stress aren’t easy. Along with the everyday struggles of typical students, or even typical studentathletes, the Cowboys had pressure weighing on them like a monster truck. They watched four teammates leave. They had to deal
with constant defeat despite giving tremendous effort, maintaining conditioning routines, monitoring nutrition and growing closer every day. And they had to hear the repeated questions from reporters about defeat. About the losing streak. About adversity. It would have been difficult to keep from getting emotionally rattled, but they remained even-keeled. Boynton always set the example for them. He showed them grit. He read books about leadership and never stopped learning how to become a better coach. He stayed on the recruiting trail. He cordially talked to reporters. His players mirrored those behaviors, always answering the tough questions and never showing signs of giving up. The future of Cowboy basketball is promising. Boynton has assembled a standout recruiting class for next year, and freshmen such as Anei and Likekele have solidified important roles. Despite wondering what lies ahead, this year isn’t one to overlook. It wasn’t a season of glory, an NCAA Tournament appearance or a winning record, but it mattered as much or perhaps more than if it had been. Hallie Hart is a sports media junior from Chandler. She can be reached at hallie.hart@ okstate.edu. PAGE 6
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