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Mail Call: From Brandon Valenta, freshman business major

Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Updated: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 22:07

As a member of the Student Government Association, I am deeply offended by the comments in the opinion column “Buried Under Rules” (March 4). The column argues that SGA is a “waste of student fees that, in practice, has done absolutely nothing but embarrass our university.” Clearly SGA REALLY does nothing for Texas A&M. I mean, we don’t need Traditions Council to organize Silver Taps and other traditons. We don’t need to hold Muster, because the most poignant tradition on campus that remembers fallen Aggies means nothing. We don’t need Aggie Recruitment Committee because who needs new students? We don’t need Alternative Spring Break because students don’t need fun things to do if they are on campus during spring break. We don’t need Carpool because a safe way home late at night is a waste of time. We don’t need Environmental Issues Committee, Replant, or Big Event, because who cares about our campus and our community? We don’t need Senate, the student body president, the executive council, or any of the commissions because student voices don’t matter. I hope by now you have caught the sarcasm in my voice. SGA does much for this university that few people realize, and I am proud to call myself a member of it. When the column attacks SGA, it neglects the fact that there is more to student government than just elections. So if there is an embarrassment at our great school, it is thatThe Battalion would run a column that degrades SGA in the matter that this column has. We are called as Aggies to be respectful to each other. This column has done the complete opposite.

 

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