The dialogue between the students and the panel was the highlight of the event. The panelists addressed a variety of important questions ranging from appropriate questioning practices to the recent marijuana legislation in Washington. The event allowed for unique opportunities for discussion and discourse both between students and the panel, as well as between panelists. Through the discussion, students learned how to properly assert their rights, differences between state and federal practices, and the current debates regarding these issues at both levels.
Overall, this year’s event was very successful. Despite a lower attendance than last year, this year’s discussion was rich and informative. Students were eager to learn, panelists were engaging and insightful, and the topics that were discussed were applicable to all who attended. While the main event provided a wealth of knowledge, the continued discussions following the event provided graduate students with an opportunity to discuss the issues in a more critical manner with the panelists.
The Graduate Student Association would like thank Dr. Hemmens, Ms. Sanders and Chief Gardner for their participation in this event. We hope that the “Busted” event can continue to be a learning opportunity in the years to come.