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Today, April 26th is a good day. It is the last night of production which means I will never have to spend countless hours at the Herald again.

No more not being able to go home till 2 or 3 in the morning. (The worst was when I was here till 4:30 but that was because it was an eight page issue.)

It is funny though how there is a circle to anything we do.

When we were in the ninth grade, and at the top of the chain, it was a great feeling to be the top dogs.

But then you enter the 10th grade, and suddenly you are right back to where you were a mere two years ago. At the bottom, feeding off the scraps from the kings and queens of the 12th grade. I was one of the lucky ones because when I entered high school, it was the same year that 9th grade got to move up too. So people focused their attention on them.

And so here I am again.

Top of the food chain as editor. Just to have it taken away once again when I graduate and have to take a low-level entry job where I probably won’t even get a byline. There is definitely a circle-of-life feeling to that.

And it makes me want to hurl.

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Earlier this semester, the SGA passed the “Promoting a Healthier Campus” resolution during a meeting. The resolution would prevent students from smoking on campus after a six month “soft launch” term and would take full effect beginning in January. 

However, the Arkansas legislature just passed the Arkansas Clean Air on Campus Act, which will prohibit smoking o any campus of a state supported institution of higher in education in Arkansas beginning August 1, 2010.

Since the SGA proposal would go into effect more than a year before the state law’s restrictions. Under the SGA resolution, smoking would still be permitted on Greek, staff and faculty housing and athletics’ facilities.

But the state law would prohibit smoking on ANY part of campus.

The SGA resolution still needs approval from Chancellor Robert Potts and the Arkansas State University Board of Trustees.

So what are some of your thoughts? If public schools in Arkansas are entirely smoke free, will that effect your decision to attend school in Arkansas or look elsewhere? How important is being able to smoke on campus to you?

Read Herald Opinion Editor Meghan Allen’s story here.

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Photo by Ashley Helliwell

Photo by Ashley Helliwell

For the first time in ASU history, a student has been elected twice for SGA president. So congratulations to Ryan Beaird and Kimberly Winchester for defeating Lark Little and Adrian Everett by 256 votes.

According to Beaird, it was one of the largest voter turnouts in school history as well with roughly 1400 people voting in this year’s election.

“I am glad to have the opportunity again. I loved it so much this year and I couldn’t imagine my senior year without being president,” Beaird told the Herald.

Winchester said that she has never felt so excited about anything in my life. Winchester is a 19-year-old chemistry major from Jonesboro.

“Ryan is a really great guy and has been a wonderful president for SGA,” Winchester told the Herald. “I think he has done a wonderful things and he will continue to do great things for the us at Arkansas State.”

The newly elected officers will be sworn in on April 14.

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Senior pitcher Jett Jones gave up two runs on five hits in five innings of work, while walking one batter and striking out three.

Senior pitcher Jett Jones gave up two runs on five hits in five innings of work, while walking one batter and striking out three.

Over the weekend, I went to my first ASU baseball game of the season. I was there about thirty minutes and took some pictures of ASU senior pitcher Jett Jones.

I thought the pictures turned out pretty well, so I thought I would put one of them on here. Let me know what you think of it by leaving your comment below.

ASU defeated the Ragin Cajuns two games to one over the weekend by winning 3-2 on Sunday, 2-0 on Friday and losing 3-2 on Saturday.

The two wins give them two wins in the Sun Belt Conference which is always good. I thought it was a pretty good outing by the Red Wolves for an opening conference weekend.

The Red Wolves will be back in action on Tuesday beginning at 3 p.m

 

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