By Jennifer Mancini, Student Government Senator and James Nance, Student Government Senator

Student Government would like to welcome everyone back from what was hopefully a relaxing and fun-filled Spring Break. We hope you all are ready to finish out the semester as strong as we are.

The inevitable Student Government elections are going to be held March 30 – 31. Remember, this is an opportunity for your voices to be heard and we encourage everyone to take a few moments and vote through e-mail. If you don’t vote, you can’t complain.

The candidates on the ballot for the prestigious position of Student Body president and vice president are as follows: D’Leon Barnett and Jackie Yoo, Lynn Gold and Dominic Pody, Sean Hobaugh and Evan Massengill and last but not least, Shane Smith and Richard Everett. Elections are expected to be competitive this year with 44 candidates running for 30 senate seats. Good luck to everyone.

University Services has been working hard to institute a Housing Town Hall and the honorable Chairman Shane Smith would like everyone to be aware that there will be a meeting Tuesday, March 23 from 5 – 6 p.m. in the Johnson Center Cinema. It will be a room selection process and people should feel free to ask questions and voice any concerns they may have.

University Life has made progress with the car-sharing initiative. It will be very similar to University of Virgina’s program and will begin with five cars — four on the Fairfax campus and one on the Arlington campus. Car-sharing will hopefully be instituted by this upcoming fall. Student input on the car locations is greatly welcomed.

Student Government will be sponsoring Mason Munchie cookies and hot chocolate on the Monday night of Greek Week. We will also be co-sponsoring the Health and Fitness Expo Thursday, April 1 in Dewberry Hall from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. We hope to see you there!

On a lighter note, the One-Stop Patriot Shop has had several complaints about their patrons not wearing shoes or shirts during the night. Effective immediately, they will be implementing a “No shirt, No shoes, No service” policy.

Lastly, Student Government would like to remind everyone about the upcoming Academic Advising Expo on March 25 in Dewberry Hall from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. They will be raffling off an 8 GB iPod touch and the first 100 students to attend will receive a free 260 MB USB drive.

Remember students, this is an opportunity to get in touch with Mason’s academic advising resources, meet some of the advisers, and win free stuff! As with One-Stop, shirts and shoes are required.

Jennifer Mancini
Student Government Senator

James Nance
Student Government Senator