Ross Lordo gave his last formal address as student body president Wednesday afternoon after a year of growth and accomplishment at the helm of Student Government.
With three African-American and three female candidates out of 11, the 2018 Student Government elections saw the most diverse pool in years. As a result, April 3 will see an African-American president and female vice president sworn into office. But the diversity this year was unusual.
After originally coming in second, Emerson Odagis was elected the next student body treasurer with 53 percent in a run-off election Wednesday night.
Gov. Henry McMaster met casually in Russell House on Tuesday night with a group of about 50 students, mainly members of the College Republicans, to talk about his career and answer questions on major state and local issues.
The Student Government Elections Commission aims to increase awareness about the write-in candidacy process.
Patrick Ellis can talk about anything: music, the Knicks, philosophy, South Carolina history, scuba diving — and Student Government. And he'll be the first ever speaker of the student senate.
Taylor Wright will be the second public health pre-med student body president in a row, following in the steps of current Student Body President Ross Lordo. He was elected Wednesday night with 53 percent of the vote.
Over 8,400 students cast a vote for executive positions in Student Government. Two races have gone to run-off elections.
At a hearing Monday night, the Elections Commission gave presidential candidate Taylor Wright three points, vice presidential candidate Mills Hayes four points, and speaker of the senate candidate Patrick Ellis three points.
The Daily Gamecock is tracking all the allegations of campaign violations during the 2018 Student Government election cycle.
Third-year finance and risk management student Tommy DiBona, third-year English student West Russell, third-year broadcast journalism and political science student Kathryn Stoudemire, and third-year public health student Taylor Wright are competing to earn votes on Tuesday and Wednesday to become the next student body president.
The Student Government Constitutional Council has denied an appeal from presidential candidate Tommy DiBona and vice presidential candidate Madi Carzon, who disagreed with a Monday night Elections Commission ruling that gave both of them five points. Each candidate can earn 10 points before being removed from contention.
According to debate moderator Lee Goble, perhaps the most important aspect of the 2018 executive candidates' debate wasn't what came out of the candidates' mouths, but who showed up to hear it.
The Student Government Elections Commission ruled Monday night against Presidential candidate Tommy DiBona and vice presidential candidate Madi Carzon, a decision DiBona said they're definitely planning to appeal.
Community members weigh in on city proposal for elimination of permits that allow bars to be open past 2 a.m.
Following a hearing for campaign violations just after the start of Student Government election season, no points were assigned against a candidate's campaign.
While 54 candidates are competing for the 50 student senate seats, more than a third of the seats don't have a candidate. Six colleges have no one running at all.
Student Body Vice President Dani Goodreau submitted a letter of resignation to Student Body President Ross Lordo on Wednesday evening immediately after the weekly student senate meeting.
Panelists Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter (D-Orangeburg), Rep. Gary Clary (R-Pickens), Sen. Mike Fanning (D-Fairfield) and Sen. William Timmons (R-Greenville) discussed nine bills they've introduced in the House and Senate.
Columbia, USC and Benedict College all have celebratory events planned for Black History Month.