On Thursday, April 13 Student Senate approved of giving a total of $4,722 to various clubs on campus including Ultimate Frisbee and the Equestrian team, bringing the Senate budget for additional funds requests down to around $7,278.
In order to compete in the conference championship and the Men’s Regional Championship, Ultimate Frisbee was approved to receive for $2,300 and $1,250, respectively, for a total of $3,550. Representing the team were members and seniors Sean Treacy, Jonathan Yeoh and Casie Panganiban.
The Equestrian team received $1,015 in order to sustain the club until next fall when they will become an official club sport. According to freshman Melissa Wood, the team is still looking to become a varsity sport.
Also receiving funds were The Good Athlete Project, who requested $42 for their YMCA fundraiser which will be used to purchase new sports equipment, and Fencing Club, who needed $115 to house a fencing maestro.
Up for discussion from the Dining Service Committee was the issue of the napkin dispensers. According to sophomore Irene Stephenson, Dining Services announced that the napkins will be staying in the few dispensers placed around the cafeteria rather than in the baskets because it is easier for dining service workers to refill.
The Student Life Committee representative junior Jeannie Mora, mentioned the committee will be looking into the issue of ‘food scarcity’ on campus — such as, what to do for students who do not have time to eat in the cafeteria and have run out of dining dollars for the Gizmo.
This week Student Senate will be holding executive board elections for the following positions: President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. Students who are interested in applying for those positions may fill out the application provided by Student Senate. Mandatory debates for the positions will be held on Wednesday, April 19 at 4 p.m. in the Gizmo.
Editor’s Note: The Student Senate briefing is a new addition to The Knox Student’s campus coverage and will be published online weekly to better inform the campus about Senate’s weekly meetings.
Sean Treacy and Casie Panganiban work for TKS as the circulation manager and a copy editor, respectively.