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Meet Your Augsburg Day Student Government Class Presidents!


Winston Heckt, Staff Writer


Ever yearned to learn more about your Augsburg Day Student Government Class Presidents, underclassmen? If so, this is the article for you. Submitted for your approval, a brief glimpse into the hearts and minds of some of the 2018-2019 Class Presidents:

Ethan Quezada Hoffman,

First-Year Class President

Q: Why did you choose to run?

A: I wanted to be president because I consider representing the thoughts and beliefs of my peers a real opportunity to serve others. In addition, I also wanted to be acquainted with the process of a representative democracy, and what it looks like on the side of the representative.

Q: What is something you hope to accomplish as president?

A: One thing that I want to accomplish as president is to create a connected environment between the students and the student government.

Q: What is your third favorite animal and why?

A: My third favorite animal is a bear because bears are incredibly powerful but are never aggressive unless someone or something is threatening their family.

Q: Where is your favorite on-campus drinking fountain?

A: My favorite on campus drinking fountain is one in Hagfors that is next to the coffee shop.

Q: What can students do to be involved with ADSG?

A: If you aren’t directly involved in ADSG the best way to be involved is to email, call, text or come talk to your representatives in student body. Our job is to listen to and represent YOU so please come have a voice.

Shamsa Ahmed,

Sophomore Class President

Q: Why did you choose to run?

A: I initially just ran as a senator, I didn’t expect to receive the class presidency seat. However, I ran because I wanted to continue my work with representing my peers that I started my first year and making sure there’s always the voice of a student, youth, person of color and all my other identities at the table.

Q: What is something you hope to accomplish as president?

A: Something I hope to accomplish this year as a president is really working hard as the chair of the chartering and commissioning committee by making sure student orgs have all the resources they need. I also want to work directly with the head justice to bring forth some changes I would like seen in our constitution. 

Q: What is your third favorite animal and why?

A: I have never had a pet but I really love farm animals particularly goats because they really shaped my childhood in my grandmother’s village back home. 

Q: Where is your favorite on-campus drinking fountain?

A: My favorite drinking fountain is definitely the one in the lobby of CC right by the bathrooms. I spend quite a lot of time in CC whether it’s doing homework or meetings so it’s definitely helpful refilling my water bottle. 

Q: What can students do to be involved with ADSG?

A: Student Government meetings are really open to all Day students, so students can always show up to our meeting on Wednesdays at 6:15 in the Marshall Room. Students can also voice their concerns to our student advocate as there is a whole committee that works to assist students in their problems.

Jasmira Colon,

Junior Class President

Q: Why did you choose to run?

A: The reason why I wanted to be junior class senator/president and run for student government is because I wanted to be an advocate for change on behalf of the student body. I have realized that there are many issues present on campus and many students would like to advocate for change and have new ideas on how we can improve campus but may feel as though they do not have a voice, this is what inspired me to run for student government.

Q: What is something you hope to accomplish as president?

A: Something I hope to accomplish as Junior class senator/president is to be able to address concerns of the students to the faculty and be an active advocate for the students. I realize that change doesn’t happen immediately but advocacy is an important aspect of beginning to create change.

Q: What is your third favorite animal and why?

A: That is a difficult question but I would have to say my third favorite animal is spider monkeys.

Q: Where is your favorite on-campus drinking fountain?

A: My favorite on campus drinking fountain would have to be located in the Hagfors center. 

Q: What can students do to be involved with ADSG?

A: One way students can be involved in ADSG is by attending our meetings held on Wednesday evenings from 6:15pm to about 8:00pm. These meetings aren’t held just for student government members but are open to the public. This is a great opportunity for students to be informed on what actions are being taken to address issues that affect the student body and a great way for students to bring their concerns to student government. 

This article first appeared in the Friday, September 28 edition of The Echo.

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