Dear NSU students: Want change? Make change!

When I transferred here last year from FIU, I was disappointed to find that students here didn’t hold student involvement and student leadership in a high regard. As I began to become involved at NSU, I learned more about the university system and began to understand the uniqueness of the NSU student experience. Here are six conclusions that I have reached in my two semesters of being a Shark:

SGA and Office of Student Activities launch Orgsync

On Jan.24, the Office of Student Activities and the undergraduate Student Government Association launched Orgsync, an online community management system used by higher education institutions to communicate with students and staff, track student involvement and manage campus organizations and programs.

Interested in running for office in Student Government?

The Office of Student Activities recently released the 2012 NSU student government associations elections candidacy packet, a 12-page application that undergraduate students must submit in order to get on the ballot in time for undergraduate SGA elections, which begin April 9. Below are 12 things you need to know that will make submitting your packet easy and seamless.

Bullying Laws: Why the government cannot and should not legislate on moral grounds

The website bullyingstatistics.com puts it succinctly by noting that “Because of the wide-spread amount of bullying, it is more important than ever for parents and teachers to check in with children about bullying.” Just as the government’s role is to protect us, the role of the parents is to protect and raise their children. This is not the government’s role, not the Internet’s role, not the television’s role, not reality television’s role—but parents’.

The war on artificial drugs

The Marines and other branches of military made Spice illegal last year. The DEA is trying to control the market and is making emergency procedures to make it illegal. For good reason, in the few studies that have been concluded, one thing has been made clear — the use of this product is unhealthy.