I'm sitting here at the laundromat, with some time to kill. I have a couple points I'd like to pound into my BlackBerry. For the record, this is the 1st blog I've ever written from my "Berry."
If you'll recall, I attempted to write a blog the other day, but it got deleted. While I can't re-create the entire post, there are a couple main points from that never-seen post that I'd like to bring up.
The first is Concord's student newspaper, The Concordian:
I received an update on the computer situation. The hard drive was recovered from the "dead" computer. So, the programs were saved. We now need to see if they will work on the other computer.
I don't know when The Concordian will be printed again - if this week's paper will be hardcopy or only online. Keep an eye on my Twitter page Monday - I'll let everybody know what happens as soon as I find out. The link to my page is - http://twitter.com/chris_slater
Last night, I couldn't sleep. I got out of bed and had an urge to write. I hand-wrote an editorial (a rarity for me) that I think is an important read. I will submit it to the paper to be published in this week's edition.
One of my roles on the newspaper staff, in addition to writing stories, is to work individually with younger writers to offer tips. I did this for the first time this week. I sent a staff writer an e-mail critiquing her work & offering some tips to improve. She seemed receptive to what I had to say.
That was enjoyable for me to do. I hope I get more opportunities to "spread the wealth" when it comes to what I know regarding journalism. I like this role.
I also wanted to touch upon a few points on Concord's Student Government Association:
Eric Lopez resigned from his position as Secretary. He is currently serving in an interim duty until a replacement is named, which I believe will be at the next meeting.
I've had three people tell me the names thrown into consideration. I know that Ashley Hicks and Kiwa Nadas have both applied for the position. I've heard the rumors that Lesley Weeks has also applied.
Of the 3, of course, Ashley is the most qualified. But, the question begs to be answered - Is the most qualified the best answer?
The thing Jeff and whoever else may be helping him make this decision needs to consider is who will work the best in the current Executive Board. Can Jeff co-exist with Ashley, given that they were opponents last Spring for the Presidency?
If the answer is yes, then Ashley is definitely the person for the job. If not, then Jeff should look elsewhere - Kiwa & (if she's officially in the race) Lesley are relatively untested in the SGA, but I think both could competently perform the duties required of them.
At the last SGA meeting, quorum was lost and they had to adjourn. Since that happened, is everything that happened b4 the adjournement official, or does nothing from that meeting count?
If nothing is official, then they'd have to re-vote for some committee members and appoint some senators over again.
That looks like all I can smash out off the top of my head. Remember my disclaimer -
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