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Dear Fellow K-Staters,

Hope everyone had a great weekend, as well as a fun time at the game Thursday despite the tough loss. We’ve heard nothing but rave reviews from Auburn fans who were in town for the game, so thanks for being gracious hosts and living up to K-State’s reputation as a friendly and welcoming place.

If you were in Manhattan this summer, you may have noticed that the newspaper bins in various locations across campus were empty. After noticing a lack of interest and student participation in the Collegiate Readership Program, which puts various papers in those bins each day, we temporarily suspended the program – saving K-State students more than $13,000. With students back on campus, however, we’ve reinstated the program – all you need to do is swipe your student ID and you’ll have access to local and national news publications, free of charge. Be sure and take advantage of the program to stay informed on the world around you!

With election season around the corner, Student Governing Association will be working to ensure more students can make their voice heard. In early October, we’ll be hosting a voter registration drive on campus. Keep an eye out for more information in the coming weeks and, if you aren’t registered to vote, use this opportunity to exercise your civic rights.

Finally, we want to bring you up to speed on our progress on a couple of our campaign initiatives. Last week, K-State launched its first tutoring home page where you can find all you need to know about tutoring resources that can help you get the most out of your education. We’ve also had many productive conversations with key decision makers in the process, and we’re confident that a medical amnesty policy will be in place on campus before the spring semester begins. We want students to be confident that they can make a call to emergency services in the event a friend or acquaintance has had too much to drink, without fearing legal consequences.

As always, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, we’d love to hear from you. Email us, tweet at us, or stop by our office in the Office of Student Activities and Services. Good luck with the rest of your week, and enjoy these last few weeks of warm weather!

Go Cats,

Reagan Kays and Cody Kennedy
Student body president and vice president
rkays@ksu.edu · ckennedy@ksu.edu
@KStateSBP_SBVP

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Shelton Burch
Shelton grew up in the desert southwest. A native of Lancaster, California, he mostly grew up in south Phoenix, Arizona; Austin, Texas; and Colorado Springs, Colorado before moving to Kansas and graduating from Junction City High School. He started working as a news writer for the Collegian in 2009 before taking a three-year break from college. He returned to K-State in 2013 and has since worked for the news desk, feature desk, as a copy editor and now as a sports writer. He enjoys tap dancing, writing anything possible, reading court opinions and watching Arizona Coyotes hockey.