youth fair

Claw & Growl News & Opinion Talk Show March 24, 2017

The Claw & Growl discusses the battle between FIU and the Miami-Dade County Youth Fair, the healthcare replacement bill that President Donald Trump’s administration is trying to pass and the upcoming SGA elections. The Claw & Growl also interviews SGC-BBC VP and uncontested presidential nominee Leonardo Cosio on FIU Day, current student issues and what students can expect from the new SGA.

SGA President creates Petition in support of #ExpandFIU

“I’ll say this to the president of the fair, or to the Miami Dade commissioners but when you think about the long term success and advancement of the community, education is the number one thing, and that will not come through the Youth Fair in the same level that FIU can provide it. I think compromise means we have to work to see what we can do to be better for our community. And the community has spoken loud and clear about what they want,” said Collazo.

Fairgrounds update

FIU has been looking to expand its MMC campus into the Tamiami Park Fairgrounds, on the condition that the institution finds a replacement venue to host the fixture, which moved adjacent to FIU in 1972. FIU must also reimburse the fair for its infrastructural investment at its current location.