SGA, Mario & friends
Marcus Clem | editor in chief
Santa, a unicorn head, Batman, a genie, a witch, the Mario Bros., a man dressed for a drag luau and a gavel: This is how Student Government Association (SGA) does Halloween.
All in good fun, mostly
SGA met on Wednesday, Oct. 30, decked out in festive gear, though business otherwise proceeded as normal and in no way was the occasion without debate.
That even applies to the decision to dress up.
“I would like you to consider that some people have personal beliefs about Halloween and costumes that may cause them to be offended,” said Sen. Larry Overman. “I would hope that you give as much attention to students as you did to your costumes.”
Taylor Gravett, SGA president, had a lighter viewpoint.
“You know, sometimes we can be pretty uptight as an organization,” he said, “and sometimes it’s just good to have fun.”
Cuts on horizon
Gravett warned his colleagues that he believes after meeting with members of the Kansas State Assembly who visited campus on Thursday, Oct. 24, that Pittsburg State will suffer additional cuts in the future and the cost education will increase.
Drawstring bag brouhaha
A resolution by Joshua Packard, SGA public relations director, to purchase 250 SGA logo-emblazoned drawstring bags for distribution to the student body provoked extended talks.
Packard’s resolution would use up most of the money assigned in SGA’s budget to pay for things that promote the organization, said Rodney Kimlin, SGA treasurer.
Senators asked detailed questions about every aspect of the proposal.
Eventually, SGA voted to adopt the resolution for second reading next week, 29-10.
This was the first week this semester that the body has used an electronic voting system, managed by Bailey Peak, SGA academic affairs director.