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BY DI READERS | MARCH 30, 2015 5:00 AM

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Vote BEACH Party

My name is Sam Wampler, and I am incredibly excited to introduce myself as the leader of BEACH Party and candidate for the student-body presidency.

The University of Iowa has given me an incredible education, helped me grow as a leader, and prepared me for life after college. My student experience has taught me to push myself, learn from others, and never stop growing as an individual and as a leader. I could never repay Iowa enough for all that it has done for me personally. My wish is to be elected student-body president so I can give back to the school I love. The BEACH Party strives to inhabit a student government that is relevant to students, advocates for the everyday student, and never stops pushing itself to grow.

The BEACH Party is united by one philosophy, one belief, that this university, this institution is our home, your home. At home, we are meant to feel safe, accepted, and a part of a community. Because of this, the BEACH Party will take the lead to Better, Educate, Advocate, and push for Change in our Home. We will better this campus through sexual-assault-prevention efforts that change the way we talk about and deal with sexual violence. We will educate through mental-health campaigns that aim to eliminate the stigma that mental illness and those who suffer from it are forced to carry. We will continue to establish a student government that advocates for the everyday student. We will fight for more sustainable practices, great student quality of life, and diverse student representation. The BEACH Party hears the students’ voices, fights for their interests, and strives to create a better home for us all. We look forward to introducing the BEACH platform and learning about the needs of all Iowa students in the upcoming week. If you would like to learn more, visit us our site at http://www.uiowabeachparty.com/.

Vote BEACH, and Go Hawks.

Sam Wampler

Support tuition freeze

More than 100 University of Iowa students are dedicating a day to travel to Des Moines to be advocates for the UI’s continued affordable and excellent education.

On Tuesday, the Hawkeye Caucus, UISG, and GPSG will take to the State Capitol to speak with our legislators about a third-consecutive tuition freeze. Last year, the Legislature allocated enough funds to freeze tuition. Again this year, we believe it is crucial that in-state students do not see an increase in tuition.

An education at a public university should be affordable to all residents of the state. The proposed tuition freeze is a commitment to the value of higher education. Keeping a university education affordable for Iowa students will make our state stronger.

UI students are excellent advocates for the tuition freeze because we are the best representatives of the UI. Our voices are valuable, and we look forward to sharing our perspectives regarding the historic third-consecutive tuition freeze on March 31 at the Hawkeye Caucus Day. Thank you to those who are taking advantage of this opportunity and are actively making the tuition freeze happen. It’s because of these efforts that the UI continues to be a remarkable institution.

If you can’t attend in person, we encourage you to follow the Hawkeye Caucus action at Facebook.com/UIHawkeyeCaucus and on Twitter (@Hawkeyecaucus), and also visit www.hawkeyecaucus.com for more information.

Joelle Brown

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