It’s been a while. Over a year, actually. If I said I was in an existential crisis, that would be an understatement. I have no idea which move is the right one.
I am, however, confident in a different area. The college I attend has done some pretty terrible things to students. It’s time for that to stop.
The current student government is a puppet. The college, not the student body, chooses student representatives. The administration clips its wings when they try to improve things. In short, it exists under a mountain of bureaucracy.
There are some amazing staff members, but some staff are simply incompetent or malicious. Their constant undermining of student rights and privileges, from veterans to students with disabilities, is not only a violation of the principles of higher education, but often of public law.
So, other students and I are starting winter term with a new student government. It is unofficial and unencumbered by the administration. Those who can lead will no longer need approval by the college, just students. This institution will serve its students, as it was intended to, even if we have to drag it kicking and screaming to the finish line.