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Western held accountable for following smoking policies

April 18, 2011 No Comments

Eboni Lacey

Dear Editor,  There was an article about the SGA President and incoming SGA people concentrating their efforts to enforce the smoking policy of Missouri Western State University and how to deal with the complaints from non-smokers and meeting in the middle for all students to be happy.  The smokers of cigarettes know to address the problem of trash that is left behind from uncaring people like smokers that leave a bad taste when they view cigarette butts around campus grounds; it’s for all people that come here.  The passing of the student vote has made SGA become the voice for all students and help with the complaints about smoking and the rules that come with it. The SGA Director is glad the students have spoken in the vote. But, it may become the policy of MWSU anyway because of carelessness of the smokers themselves.  Due to current financial constraints and to tidy up the campus, this may be the only way for MWSU to clean up the butts. Employees get a paycheck and the cuts that the campus was dealt needs, to show up somewhere.  I think that the author is explaining to be thankful of what you have and to respect others that you may affect because human carelessness will have a permanent effect on the campus. It is a privilege and not a right to smoke.  People need to be aware and respectful of other people and be responsible for the acts that reflect on them. His past article calls it like it is and smokers better listen up.  My position is that I am thankful that the smokers were there to vote.  On that day of voting, I was telling people (that were smoking) that they need to vote if they want to continue with the privilege they have. I am a smoker and a firm believer that everyone’s vote counts and if you don’t exercise that right, then you get what you get.  What I don’t like is that some people are lazy and are not willing to work to get along, like moving the smokers spot to an area that are agreeable for both parties. Now that cigarette butts on the ground have caused an issue, it is clear that we need to move the smoke pad somewhere else. We need to put peer pressure on them to not leave butts on the ground and have some pride in themselves ad help keep the campus clean. Either way, I don’t want to lose what I have and it looks like I’m going to fight to keep it. Sincerly,  Brian Gomez

Student responds to previous editorial

December 10, 2010 No Comments

Guest Columnist

This is my response to the editorial in the Nov. 18 Griffon News. As a student who has been an associate senator and a senator of SGA, when you have a complaint about SGA, you should talk to a senator or any one of the executive board members or come to a senate meeting, which […]

Letter to the Editor: 04-29-2010

April 29, 2010 No Comments

Guest Columnist

In recent weeks, the Griffon News has published several articles belittling the last SGA Administration. This saddens me. My executive board worked around the clock throughout this last year, and I believe it is time to give credit where it is due. This year we: -Created a parking, recycling, health, smoking, and technology committee. Each […]

Letter to the Editor: April 22, 2010

April 23, 2010 No Comments


To whom it may concern: In response to the April 15, 2010 issue of Griffon News Editorial. In the recent election (opportunity to vote) much like elections in the community at-large; the votes of a few determined the outcome for everyone. Why? Was it student lack of interest? Or is there a larger question at […]

New beginnings mean new opportunities

January 14, 2008 No Comments


 During  the strange period of human history called the 1980’s, there was an outbreak of inspirational posters that found their home on the walls of many a high school counselor’s office. A favorite that garnered a following was the phrase “today is the first day of the rest of your  life.” It means that each […]

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