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The BOK Center hosted the 6,000 person rally sponsored by President Donald Trump's reelection campaign. Photo by Jake Brillhart, the Hill News.

Several members of RSU’s College Republicans and their families attended Saturday’s campaign rally for President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign. The event marks the beginning of President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign visits. Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt attributed the selection of Oklahoma as the site for the first rally due to the state’s early reopening plans.

“With a little bit more action taking place closer to Trump’s appearance, things are starting to get pretty amped up,” said Braiden Lanser, an RSU student. Lanser attended the rally with his brother and father.

“We’re super excited! It’s a new experience for all of us so we don’t really know what to expect, but haven’t been disappointed yet,” said Lanser.

The “Keep America Great” rally was hosted the BOK Center in Tulsa, OK. Third street in downtown Tulsa remained largely blocked off for the event. Photo by Jake Brillhart, the Hill News.

Hana Yu, an RSU student, volunteered at the rally. “I wanted to show support to a president that is working to bring back the country that I became a citizen in,” said Yu. “It was also a honor to be able to be in the same room as the president and vice president.”

In a statement, the Oklahoma Federation of College Republicans commented on the participation of their local chapters. “We are honored to have had the president kick off his campaign in Oklahoma. Oklahoma was the right choice as we have been successfully open for over 50 days. Our College Republicans are mobilized to take back our 5th district and bring a Trump landslide in the state,” said OKFCR Chairman Mack Savala.

The RSU chapter of College Republicans is a member of the Oklahoma Federation of College Republicans which is affiliated with the National College Republicans Committee. The national College Republicans movement supports the Republican Party, its candidates, and hosts activities for its members on college campuses. According to the National College Republicans Committee’s website, there are over 1,800 active chapters on college campuses with over 250,000 members nationwide.

Students interested in joining RSU College Republicans can visit their Facebook page or Instagram profile for more information.

Editor’s note: this article was updated at 5:03 PM to correct an inaccurate date in the first paragraph.

Jake Brillhart serves as the editor-in-chief for the Hillpost. He is a junior studying public affairs with a focus in media communications. He frequently covers stories related to state and local government and campus policy. After graduation, Brillhart plans to pursue a Master of Public Administration and begin a career in higher education.

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Gallery: Fairest on the Hill Draws Crowds and Dazzles

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Juniors Trent Siever and Skye Fairbanks welcomes students and community members to Fairest on the Hill. This year, the event was held on the lawn of the Dr. Carolyn Taylor Center. Photo by Jake Brillhart, the Hill News.
Skye Fairbank welcomes everyone to Fairest on the Hill. Fairest on the Hill continued this year as a tradition of President’s Leadership Class. Photo by Jake Brillhart, the Hill News.
Tammy Ryan of the Oklahoma Military Academy Alumni Association raises her hand. Judges, from left to right, include Katie Warnick, Tammy Ryan, and Lori O’Malley. Photo by Jake Brillhart, the Hill News.
RSU student Atticus Wise waves to the audience during his introduction. Photo by Jake Brillhart, the Hill News.
RSU student Caden Coleman (right) performs a dance routine during a lip-sync performance. Coleman represented the Student Ambassadors program. Photo by Jake Brillhart, the Hill News.
RSU student Joseph “Josie” Gaither sings during his talent portion. Gaither sung a satirical song on his experiences in the Honors Program. Photo by Jake Brillhart, the Hill News.
Fairest on the Hill organizers look onward, as RSU student Joseph “Josie” Gaither sings. Fairest on the Hill is organized, annually, by the RSU President’s Leadership Class. Photo by Jake Brillhart, the Hill News.
A group of RSU students cheers during Joseph “Josie” Gaither’s performance. Photo by Jake Brillhart, the Hill News.
RSU student Brandon Xiong strums a guitar while singing a song. Xiong was assisted by fellow contestant Duy Pham. Photo by Jake Brillhart, the Hill News.
A crowd of student athletes clap after Brandon Xiong’s performance. Over 50 students and community members attended this year’s Fairest on the Hill. Photo by Jake Brillhart, the Hill News.
RSU Student Duy Pham sang during his talent portion. Pham represented the Association of International Students. Photo by Jake Brillhart, the Hill News.
Three students rock their phones while Duy Pham sings You Raise Me Up. Photo by Jake Brillhart, the Hill News.
RSU student Katrina Christian signs during performance. Christian is a redshirt junior playing women’s basketball at RSU. Photo by Jake Brillhart, the Hill News.
Katrina Christian points outward to the audience while RSU student Lily Garner dances in the background. Photo by Jake Brillhart, the Hill News.
RSU student Charity “Paige” Adams plays a singing bowl. Adams represented Alpha Sigma Tau. Photo by Jake Brillhart, the Hill News.
RSU students Molly Rhames and Taryn Thompson sit on lawn in front of the Dr. Carolyn Taylor Center. This year, attendees were required to wear masks. Photo by Jake Brillhart, the Hill News.


RSU student Carleigh Stallcup sings Se Tu M’ami. Stallcup represented Alpha Sigma Alpha. Photo by Jake Brillhart, the Hill News.
RSU student Gabe Seiler waves his “wand” during his talent performance. Seiler performed a magic trick for his skill. Photo by Jake Brillhart, the Hill News.
RSU student James VanOrsdol walks off stage after assisting Gabe Seiler. Seiler represented the Campus Activities Team. Photo by Jake Brillhart, the Hill News.
Scooba performs an unreleased single Through the Night. Through the Night released on Spotify and Apple Music on Friday night, October 2, 2020. Photo by Jake Brillhart, the Hill News.
RSU alumna Ashli Davis dances during her performance. Davis performed a series a synchronized hula hoop tricks as a part of her talent portion. Photo by Jake Brillhart, the Hill News.
RSU student Luke Huen sings Sixteen Tons. Huen represented the Student Threatre Organization. Photo by Jake Brillhart, the Hill News.
Trent Siever announces a door prize drawing during Fairest on the Hill. This year, multiple door prizes were given to attendees ranging from a QuikTrip gas card to a gift card to 918 Nutrition. Photo by Jake Brillhart, the Hill News.
Scooba thanks everyone for coming and supporting his career after winning first place. During his acceptance, Scooba recognized his faith and partner Vuye. Photo by Jake Brillhart, the Hill News.
The winners of Fairest on the Hill stand on stage. (From left to right) Scooba took first place, Caden Coleman took second place, and Joseph Gaither took third place. Photo by Jake Brillhart, the Hill News.

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Student Government Holds First Meeting: Recognizes Black Student Association

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In their first meeting of the academic year, 36 students attended the Student Government Association Congress meeting. “We’re excited to have you hear, especially in person,” said student government vice president Darci Johnson.

Beginning at 1:21 p.m., the SGA called the meeting to order. All officers of the student government gave reports on their offices. SGA Public Relations Director Caden Coleman announced a freshman council and shared his social media account as a source of information. SGA President Madison McLaughlin and SGA Director of Diversity and Inclusion Yleana Esparza also shared their social media accounts.

Currently, the SGA Congress has not approved appropriations or formally established a freshman student government council. New business included recognizing two student organizations at RSU.

“We hope we get this student organization back on track,” said RSU student Giovanni Wahome. He represented the International Student Association and spoke about the perspective of international students at RSU. The International Student Association has previously been recognized as a registered student organization at RSU but fell into bad-standing with the SGA.

Wahome described disparities in international student services offered at RSU compared to other institutions under the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents. Vice President Johnson objected to further questions by the Hill News regarding the association’s experience attempting to be recognized as a registered student organization again.

The International Student Association was officially recognized by the SGA Congress and passed unanimously. RSU student Kira Carter then presented Brothers and Sisters for Excellence, a proposed black student association, to the SGA Congress.

“It’s going to allow students to make connections,” said Carter. RSU has not had a recognized black student organization since being accredited as a four year, regional university.

“We can spread diversity across campus,” explained Carter. She described that Brothers and Sisters for Excellence as an inclusive student organization for RSU students. The proposed student organization was recognized and passed unanimously.

SGA President McLaughlin recognized incoming RSU Student Activities Coordinator Katie Warnick to share announcements. Warnick began working on August 25, 2020, and oversees campus events, student organization support services, and other university recreational activities.

Warnick announced that student organizations at RSU will be expected to adhere to COVID-19 activity guidelines. Warnick also announced that the SGA will be hosting the Student Organization Leadership Retreat on September 11, 2020. This annual event is traditionally required for student organizations in the spring semester but was not held to COVID-19.

RSU Libraries shared information about upcoming campus events, and President McLaughlin adjourned the meeting at 2:02 p.m.

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Gallery: Students Return To Campus for First Day

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