by Mariah Brown

Meet the Royal Court: Selected 2020-2021 Student Leaders After a long and anxious-filled week of campaigning, students contending for Royal Court and Student Government reached their victories.The student body elected Javian Jones and Ja'liyah Durham as the 10th Mister Bethune-Cookman University, and 67th Miss Bethune-Cookman University.

As tradition, the candidates made their platforms and initiatives heard all week, setting up tables on the quad, passing out flyers, making videos, and so much more.For the candidates that were rewarded their positions, you could hear, see, and feel the joy, and energy through the excitement surrounding them.Jones platform "The Dapper Experience" was just as it states. He kept it classy and ​dapper all week from his campaign flyers, his posts on social media, and his aura on-campus. Former Mister Junior has big plans to continue to strengthen and create bonds with the campus community.He gained endorsements from other campus kings and queens, as well as former Mister BCU, Earl Robinson Jr, stating that "it is already predestined, now make it happen."Jones plans on implementing mental health on campus, social development and engagement, more community service, and a community with leadership and resistance where students and staff are comfortable being activists.Durham's platform "Coming II Queendom" is all about achieving the throne no other way than a queen would. Ja'Liyah served as the 2018-2019 Miss Sophomore, and she is prepared to grow and apply more pressure than she did before.Her main initiatives are "The Queendom Tribe" where she wants all campus queens in organizations to come together and create various programs for the campus monthly. "Coming to the Community" is how she wants to connect students with the B-CU community to help secure jobs after graduation. Finally Durham wants to help raise the retention and recruitment gap for admissions as "Serving our Kingdom".Overall, Mister and Miss Bethune-Cookman University for the 2020-2021 academic school year want to protect and make B-CU stronger.Here are the other candidates that will be serving in Royal Court and Student Government: SGA President​: Kenuante Storey
SGA Vice President​: Quinteria Woods Mister & Miss Freshman​: Louis Dandrige & Don'Neisha McFadden Mister & Miss Sophomore​: Tyler Kelly & Navy SmithMister & Miss Junior​: Samuel Bostick & Aliyah DeloachMister & Miss Senior​: Eugene Robinson IV & Qua-Teria Gaines
Donald J. Trump/
Donald J. Trump/

Trump facing possible impeachment

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday that the House is launching a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump over reports that he sought help from Ukraine officials in his re-election bid. Trump reportedly sought information about Joe Biden, who wants to be the next U.S. president after the 2020 election.

"Today I'm announcing the House of Representatives is moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry," Pelosi said in a statement at the Capitol late Tuesday afternoon carried live by the Associated Press and other major media.

"No one is above law," she said.

The speaker has long resisted calls from many progressive lawmakers to initiate impeachment proceedings against the president, but Democrats appear to have reached a breaking point over the administration's refusal to hand over a whistleblower complaint related to Trump's interaction with a foreign leader, according to the ABC news report.

Trump, who is meeting with world leaders at the United Nations, reportedly called the move by Democrats a "witch hunt."

Nancy Pelosi/
Nancy Pelosi/

What is impeachment?

The U.S. Constitution permits Congress to remove presidents before their term is up if enough lawmakers vote to say that they committed "treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors."

Key dates in the House's impeachment inquiry

While Congress is on recess for the next two weeks, the House Intelligence Committee is pressing forward with its impeachment inquiry.

Here's a look at the key dates to watch early this month:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 2: Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to the Ukraine, isscheduledto testify before the House Intelligence Committee.
  • Thursday, Oct. 3: Kurt Volker, former U.S. Special Envoy for Ukraine, slated to appear for a deposition in front of three congressional committees - Intelligence, Oversight and Reform.
  • Friday, Oct.4:Michael Atkinson, the inspector general of the intelligence community, is expectedto brief the House Intelligence Committee behind closed doors.
  • Friday, Oct.4: Deadline forSecretary of State Mike Pompeo to produce documents related to Ukraine.
  • Oct. 15:President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giulianimust turn over documents related to Ukraine by this deadline.

Source: CNN