Coke or Pepsi?

Tashema Alexander
Staff Writer

Devin Smith
Editor-in-Chief of the Cardinal Rule

Coke or Pepsi is the new topic of discussion for the Student Government Association. Both companies are offering the university bids, but SGA is giving students the opportunity to give their opinions about the decision.
One point of focus was whether or not Troy will continue to use Coke products or make the switch to Pepsi.
SGA President Cody Farrill, a senior political science major from Panama City Beach, Fla., announced that each student would receive a survey via email that will include all products from the two companies bidding for the contract.
“Students will have the chance to participate in the decision so that their voices can be heard,” Farrill said. “We don’t want to make any decisions without giving the student body the chance to voice its opinion.”
The SGA and Freshman Forum, along with Dothan and Montgomery campuses, will meet for a taste testing in the Trojan Center Ballroom’s on March 27, at 4 p.m.
The university is expected to come to a decision by the beginning of April.
In other news a parking resolution has been confirmed with changes taking place beginning this fall.
Details are scarce, but Farrill plans to meet with Dean Herb Reeves early next month to finalize the changes. Information concerning changes will not be released until all details are officially published, Farrill said.
Farrill believes that the improvements to student parking are extremely important, especially to upper classmen and nursing students.
“I think that it’s vital for the students,” Farrill said. “The improved parking helps all students but will cater to the older students who live off campus and the ones who will be saving lives.”
This shift in the parking situation will be helpful to all students who drive on campus, but he believes the convenience is something that is earned.
“Incoming freshmen would have to walk slightly farther,” Farrill said. “We believe that parking is a rite of passage.”
New maps for 2014 and 2015 will be updated by April 8, with the addition of new colored areas.
Senator Faith Mote announced that for those students still interested in living on campus that housing is still available.
Registration for students with 30 to 59 hours will take place April 14 and 15, and students with 60 hours or more will follow on April 16 and 17.
The SGA encourages all students to attend its weekly meetings each Tuesday in Trojan Center room 119 at 6:30 p.m.

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