Hannah Wimberly, Student Body President of Texas A&M, announced sweeping reform plans for the university this week in an attempt to improve the school’s public image. The packet mainly addresses ways to educate and assist incoming students. It includes plans to increase the number of parking permits available for garages on campus, ways to make it easier for new students to find and apply for organizations, and calls for updates on how A&M recruits high school students.
The contents of the packet have been mostly lauded as great improvements, but some areas are more controversial. One section of the packet calls for increased visibility for issues regarding sexuality, especially regarding LGBTQ students, and information about sexually transmitted infections, which has been loudly opposed by many members of student government and by the leaders of many Christian organizations. Off-campus senator AJ Stevenson recently released an official statement:
“More WCG, SSG, and UCG will help CARPOOL on NG, and make it easier to go to WCL, the MSC, SCC and HECC,” OC SGA member, RA, and LBAR major AJ said. “FLOs like FliC, FLE, FORME, FLARE, FAST, FLiP, MSC ALOT, MSC FLI, FREE, AFC and PREP should be shown to NSCs, FC DGs, and FOWs. HS Students fresh off taking SATs, ACTs, PSAT/NMSQTs come to TAMU and need UINs, A’s from TAs, and good GPAs, not the DL on being DTF. SGA, BYX, KYX, BCA, AMC and the BOR oppose the SBP’s LGBTQ-STD PR.”
“LMAO, it’s NBD, IDGAF about being PC for LGBTQs, BLM, or STDs like AIDS or HIV” said DJ Jones, GIS major, ROTC CO, and RV. “TBH I only care about playing RPGs and MOBAs like WoW, LOL or DOTA, reading GBH, and watching the QB hit the WR for a TD on the TV in the MSC at 6PM CST. TGIF, Ts&Gs”
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