Candidates Square Off Student Government Debate

todayFebruary 12, 2019 7 1

share close

By Gene Brown
Junior News Reporter

Texas State University held a debate Monday night in preparation for the upcoming Student government election.

Student Government presidential candidates Corey Benbow and Alex Plunkett faced pressing questions last night about ways to improve campus safety, Greek life, and school spirit. Improvements with lighting, emergency boxes and the policing community where some of the ways the candidates hope to better the quality of the students.

Candidates addressed the issue regarding Greek life and the regulations set in order to have Greek organizations on campus. Candidate Benbow wants to acknowledge the events that occurred in the past year and wants to ensure safety for all students. Candidate Plunkett wants to pull back regulations and rebrand Greek life.

School spirit was also addressed but both candidates aim to fix the issue surrounding diversity and inclusivity to encourage students to get involved and feel included.

Another issue discussed was transparency between the Student government and the student body.

“Well, transparency is a given, like I said,” Plunkett said. “To be elected to president and vice president is an honor and when you serve it’s a calling to serve.”

Benbow said that transparency meant actionable changes to administration and resources.

“We really have to communicate with students and hold higher administration accountable and [have] very clear information on our website,” Benbow said.

Benbow also said that he wants to keep student government transparent by bringing student government back to the students.

Texas State will be able to vote starting Feb. 18. Voting ends Feb. 21.

Featured image by Gene Brown.

Written by:

Rate it

Previous post

The header photo is the text “blessed” all in caps and in similar font as the brand Supreme (sleek and clean like a Barbara Kruger stencil), asymmetrically placed in the middle of a red, a black, a white and a blue rectangle.


Supreme’s BLESSED Soundtrack

By Syd Smith Music Journalist Not to be confused with Simon Fellow’s 2004 campy horror movie with the same title, though equally as entertaining, Supreme’s BLESSED is in short Bill Strobeck’s magnum opus skate film dedicated to the recently deceased pro-skater Dylan Rieder. The grainy footage of a skaters flying down hills into busy streets and busting the back of their buzzed heads on the pavement; the slow motion jaw-dropping […]

todayFebruary 12, 2019 109

Post comments (1)

  1. TC on July 15, 2019

    Corey Benbow stole my employment paperwork while he was office manager of the place I was employed in 2014 and used it to fraudulently apply for payday loans and to rent and sublet properties from which he profited. This man should not be celebrated. He plead guilty to identity theft and was sentenced July 3rd in Travis County.

Leave a Reply

top Tracks

Team Members


  • Chart track


    Glow On


  • Chart track




  • Chart track


    Sometimes I Might Be Introvert

    Little Simz

  • Chart track


    Central Heat Exchange

    Central Heat Exchange

  • Chart track


    Now, You Know

    Roise Lowe

Full tracklist

%d bloggers like this: