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    Tyrone RobinsonMar 3, 2014 at 9:46 am

    After reading this story for the first time I am confused, sickened, and embarrassed that an event of this caliber ever took place. My embarrassment is connected to the pride one takes of being an ASB Student Senate President. First, I am disheveled how my name is scandalized and somehow indirectly associated with this event. This is obviously disappointing and heartbreaking as a Political Science major with an emphasis in Journalism. I also find it disrespectful that I am addressed in this story only by my birth name and not as THE elected ASB Student Senate President. Let’s not forget I was sworn in prior to the start of the semester. Also, as student journalists it is incumbent that you remember to be as unbiased as possible. Furthermore, many would agree this could have happened while he was the acting Director of Finance and such events would have been just as significant, right? It is important for all American River College students to know that I attempted any and every option at my disposal per conversations with Advisor Byrd before declaring the vacancy of my presidency. Despite my resignation in August over 34,000 students had the opportunity to run for the office of Vice President which would have inevitably prevented Mr. Jorge Riley’s services as acting president. Besides, Director Riley was elected overwhelmingly elected by students in the largest election turnout in the schools history giving him both veto power and the honor of financial oversight during a recession. Lastly, my decision did not come easy and again I am extremely apologetic that I had to make such a dramatic decision so soon, however; life, support of close friends and family forced my hand. Besides, my judgement was solely based on bettering myself as a student, parent, and a leader which makes it easy to assume the support of the student body would have validated my decision.
    Respectfully, TYRONE ROBINSON

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    Andrew ZinnerNov 26, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    I don’t think career students should even be allowed as officers in the student government. Let someone in their 20s or 30s take a crack at it, Jorge.

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    KorblNov 21, 2013 at 1:25 pm

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