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Opinion: Proposal Gives Governing Boards Special Treatment

*****************************UPDATED April 17, 2019 3:00 p.m.***************************** A drafted policy from the Student Activities Fee Oversight Committee allows governing boards to circumvent the standard conference proposal process. The student body should not stand for clubs not being given equitable treatment. The proposal states, “We propose that professional development conferences for the governing boards, Inter-Greek Council (IGC), Coordinators of Activities and Programming Events (CAPE), and Student
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CAPE Can Avoid a Concert Flop by Asking What We Think

Who else almost didn’t notice that SNHUStock happened? The concert left just as quickly as it came this year. CAPE hosted Groove Boston, a DJ group catered to college students. This was their second consecutive year as the headliner for SNHUStock. The event saw 700 students, according to CAPE, and around 500 students according to SGA’s Penmen Pride system, the organization's platform to track
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Know Your Community: New Castle

Only one building on campus can properly exemplify the environment first-year students should find themselves in when they first live on campus. It's one building that takes all hopes for a luxurious lifestyle and tosses them in the Merrimack. One building so bland, that the color grey would say it looks dull. A building that couldn’t even escape a name that bore the burden
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A Changing SGA Brings Controversial Marketing Strategies

The SNHU Student Government Association (SGA) is in the process of implementing numerous changes to its organization. These changes include elections for members of the SGA e-board and student senate, a complete overhaul to the structure of how it functions as an organization and an improved focus on its mission. As a result, students of SNHU and residents, in particular, have recently been exposed
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How the Winter Class Cancellation Policy Affects Commuters

During the bitter winter months, students pray for snowfall in hopes of class cancellations. For some students, even the smallest amount of snowfall can get them excited for a snow day. However, not too many people know the process the university goes through to cancel classes due to snow. The Penmen Press spoke with the individual responsible for making this hefty decision: Associate Vice
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Know Your Community: Monadnock

Every year, students are subjected to the greatest stressor of the modern college era. Outside of finals, tuition costs, financial aid, grade point averages, procrastination, lack of sleep, impending debt, the fear of catastrophic failure after graduating and worst of all, sleeping in too late on a Saturday and realizing that the omelette line is no longer open, there is the impending dread of
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Parking at SNHU Is An Infinite Quest for Commuters

If case you haven’t noticed, there is a serious problem going on around campus: Parking. Commuters have already faced daily problems with parking: long lines of traffic, unpredictable weather, gas expenses and a long travel time are the least of their concerns at this point in their college years. What really scares the living daylights out of every commuter on campus is not finding
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Should Students be Required to Attend Class?

Should students be penalized for missing classes they pay for? If a customer buys a computer software program from Best Buy, but comes home and doesn’t use it, should Best Buy penalize that customer? Of course not. So, why should a student paying for classes be any different when it comes to attendance? Southern New Hampshire University’s (SNHU) policy states that “being absent and/or