STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Presidential tickets highlight plans to address sexual assault, SG transparency during debate

Candid with an active audience, both presidential and vice presidential tickets outlined their initiatives for transparency and ideas about increasing student success and involvement during Thursday’s Student Government debate. Jaida Abbas and Jennifer Kelly faced off against Julia Cunningham and Jillian Wilson to express their views on topics ranging from […]

SG partnership with Uber put on hold indefinitely

Student Government’s (SG) ride-sharing program with Uber, which launched in 2019, has been put on hold indefinitely to readjust details and logistics after the original deal was deemed “unsustainable” under the current SG budget. Tampa Governor Spencer McCloskey, Lieutenant Governor Zack Blair-Andrews, Assistant Director of External and Government Affairs DJ […]

Presidential candidate drops out of race following misconduct allegations

Student Body Vice President and presidential candidate Gustavo Spangher dropped out of the Student Government presidential race Sunday night after new allegations of emotional abuse and sexual misconduct against him were posted on social media. Spangher’s withdrawal followed vice presidential candidate Yovela Debesay’s decision to drop out of the race […]

Tampa governor-lieutenant governor tickets’ platforms put to the test during debate

Under the virtual spotlight, the tickets for Tampa governor and lieutenant governor had more of a debut than a debate to win over the audience in hopes of securing their seats in Student Government’s executive branch. The Tampa campus governor and lieutenant governor candidates — Alexis Roberson running alongside Kiara […]

Yelizza’s Mercedes and Elizabeth Noonan advocate for USF Tampa students as candidates for campus governor, lieutenant governor

When Yelizza’s Mercedes decided she wanted to have a second year in Student Government (SG), she didn’t know she would be inspiring her close friend, Elizabeth Noonan, to make her own debut. Mercedes will be running for governor of the Tampa campus alongside running mate and candidate for lieutenant governor […]

Alexis Roberson and Kiara Brooks ‘FIGHT’ for inclusion in their campaign for Tampa campus governor, lieutenant governor

Juniors Alexis Roberson and Kiara Brooks are hoping to “FIGHT for the future” of USF Tampa campus students by advocating for an inclusive campus for all during their campaign to be the next Tampa governor and lieutenant governor, respectively. The FIGHT for the Future platform is founded on the idea […]