Get athletes washing cars, senator says

| Robin Siteneski reporter | The debate over increases in student fees continued during the weekly meeting of Student Governors Association (SGA) on Wednesday, Feb. 19. A proposed $9 increase of the Intercollegiate Athletics Fee was the source of fuel for a heated debate. The proposed increase will be further discussed at the next meeting. Taylor Gravett, SGA president, asked members to consider passing at least some of the athletics fee. Sen.Will Ravenstein was upset with the proposal. “We are giving too much as it is,” he said. “If they need more, let’s put the boys and girls out to wash cars.” The proposed increase would be used to continue funding Athletics at the same…

Tuition, student fees increase

SGA votes on million dollar fee spending J. Fred Fox | reporter Student fees increases were the main topic again this week for Student Government Association. SGA voted to increase student activities fees by $2. A fee to increase funds for parking was tabled until after spring break. If it is passed, the parking council will use the increase to cover extra costs to maintain the 4521 parking spaces on campus. The Student Activities fee is increasing to cover the costs of 42 student organizations including Pride of the Plains Marching Band, choir, jazz band, dance squad, spirit squad, intramurals, homecoming, safe ride, Gorillas in your Midst, and student publications like the Collegio, the Kanza…

Pitt’s money games

Athletics should not dominate the university Ross Schartel | guest columnist While athletics may be an attractive addition to any university’s activities and community outreach, one must remember why we are all at Pittsburg State University. Academics are what your money is paying for. Supposedly. It seems unfair for extracurricular activity to take precedence in student activity fees. That they do not have to even argue for their cut unlike every other department furthers this statement. When you chose Pittsburg State University, you might have taken into account our football team and its recent division championship. You might have noticed that both our women’s and men’s basketball teams are pretty good. But that can’t be…