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Letter to the Editor: Why I left Student Government

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Mia Hennen
Jonathan Stanger asks a student a question during public forum on Aug. 30’s Senate meeting. Stanger served as at-large Senator before leaving Student Government Association.

There have only been three times in my life where I have felt emotionally and physically distraught, and two of those times are because of SGA (Student Government Association). 

I have been looked down upon within my previous positions in student government and treated as not important. 

There has only been one time in my life that I can recall that I have felt physically unsafe, and it was from SGA. 

There have only been two times in my professional career that I have been yelled at, and both were from SGA. 

Student Government Association is a place for leadership and growth. These (above) should not be the takeaways but they are

That is why I am leaving Student Government.

It is of my view that many departments do not like SGA, and to that extent, neither do students. I regret having to leave, but it was a necessary improvement in my life.

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Mia Hennen, Editor in Chief
Mia Hennen is the current editor in chief for The Sunflower. Before becoming editor, Hennen was the news/managing editor. They are a junior at Wichita State majoring in English and minoring in communications and Spanish, hoping to pursue any career involving writing or editing. Hennen uses they/them pronouns.

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