Tera Elwell / Web editor
Sept. 17 was National Constitution Day and the Del Mar College Student Government Association celebrated by hosting “Free Speech and Civility” in the Harvin Center, complete with free pizza, soda and a welcoming environment for students, faculty and staff to voice their opinions on chosen subjects.
In honor of Constitution Day, all educational institutions receiving federal funding are required to hold an educational program pertaining to the U.S. Constituion.
Freedom of speech is the First Amendment in the Constitution and was also the first topic of discussion at the event. After the panel made their opening statements, the floor was open for the audience to elaborate or change the topic.
The discussions ranged from how using a cell phone during class is not acceptable to about how the use of “foul language,” whether it be in the classroom or downstairs in the Harvin Center, is unnecessary, to about how the government is constantly watching us.
The next SGA meeting will be at 1p.m. Oct. 15 in the Palmetto Room on West Campus.