Council Excited to Have Fanny Packs for Sun God Festival

    Panhellenic Delegate Katey Soulzberg announced that a member of the Panhellenic Council will attend council meetings from now on.
    Muir Senator Elizabeth Garcia informed council that Muir Musical “Rent” had been a success, but Muir College Council’s distribution of $10 coupons for the UCSD Bookstore was less fortunate.

    “We would say ‘free $10’ and people were like, ‘no thanks,’” she said. “Really what do we have to do?” 

    Engineering Senator Parminder Sandhu reported that there would be a referendum next year to increase fees to account for the student bus passes.

    Associate Vice President of Enterprise Operations Brian McEuen showed off the new Sun God merchandise that goes on sale this Monday, including fanny packs and some slick sunglasses.

    “If you have dirty fingers, don’t touch!” McEuen said.

    Representatives from The Zone presented council with details on the Good Life Festival it will be hosting on May 3. The festival will feature  giant hamster balls in water, a rock-climbing wall and beer goggle race-carts. Everything is free with a valid student ID.

    The Student Fee Advisory Committee told council about the necessity of taking another look at student fees. 

    “It’s probably the most important issue on this campus right now,” McEuen, who is also the SFAC Chair, said of student fees. “There’s not really a lot of fat to trim. But we have to continue on, We have to supply that number; this is where dwindling state support has screwed over the students, and with decreasing revenue streams we have to cut something.”

    Associate Vice President of Student Services Leigh Mason and members of the A.S. Safe Rides office (Katie Guadagno and Stella Ng) spoke to council about the future of A.S. Safe Rides. A.S. Safe Rides provides students with an emergency ride home from 11 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, during Weeks One through Ten. Mason noted that the growth of the Safe Rides program was causing it to run over budget by about $10,000.

    “This service is extremely important; we’re seeing this increase every year, we have to re-prioritize what services are getting money and this one is one we should be looking at,” A.S. President Alyssa Wing said.

    Campuswide Senator Carlos Molina led the council in a small break by throwing balloons around the Forum.

    The council unanimously passed a resolution opposing the policies of the revised Student Conduct Code. The council also passed a unanimous vote in support of UCSD’s bid to host UCSA Congress 2012.

    There were high-fives all around for last week’s Councilmember of the Week, Campuswide Senator Brad Segal. This week’s Councilmember of the week is Engineering Senator Sandhu.

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