Money walks, paper talks

Jay Benedict | Editor-in-Chief Last night’s Student Government Association meeting was supposed to feature the decisive vote on whether to continue the Collegiate Readership Program. Instead, it featured passionate speeches from both sides that caused the group to postpone it for another week. “We appreciate the speakers that came and spoke in favor of the program,” said Steve Chastain, senior in construction management. “It made SGA realize that we need to wait and talk to more students before deciding on this issue.” Justifying the cut The vote could have cancelled SGA’s contract with USA Today, which provides students with the USA Today, the Joplin Globe and the Morning Sun at five distribution points on campus…

A war over words

Voting on Wednesday Sep. 5 will decide if we keep The Morning Sun, The Joplin Globe, and USA Today free for students at PSU.

Program needs more publicity Steve Chastain | Guest Columnist The Collegiate Readership Program is a great program that I believe the Student Government Association should keep. I am a member of SGA and I have been fighting for this program to stay on campus. The empty boxes around campus need to be filled with newspapers. Most students don’t know that the papers are free. Maybe we as a student government have failed our students, because I have never seen a sign that said free to students. We may have been told, but you don’t remember everything you are told when you are coming in as a freshman. We had a visitor come last Wednesday and…