Student Senate Recap: Frisbee Lobbyists Demand Cash


Olivia Lusala

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The Student Senate meeting on Wednesday, March 21, began with a presentation from the City High Ultimate Club (CHUC).

“The Frisbee team is super inclusive, anyone can come in. It’s a mixed-gender sport that promotes gender equity and collaboration…it’s one of the fastest-growing sports in the world,” said Shayna Jaskolka ’18, a member of CHUC, detailing how the initial costs of the club were paid out-of-pocket. “We’re going to go for the $500 [grant].”

CHUC meets every Monday and Wednesday at Scott Park from 6-7:30, with additional supplementary practices. The club is open to anyone wishing to play.

Xeniphilius Tyne ’20 proposed a new system for voting on Homecoming Court members which would not be divided based on gender, in an effort to include student members of the LGBT+ community.

“Everyone can vote starting at [28] students out of the entire senior class, and then 14 students, and then two,” said Tyne. “We’re not really taking anything away except the fact that there’s ‘boy’ and ‘girl.’ That’s the only thing we’re taking away.”

Junior Class Representative Maya Durham ’19 said that “given what we want to carry over into next year, which is about [$]3000,” the Senate will be limiting grant funds to $2000 this year.

The budget discussion segued into covering the topic of the Senior Picnic. The Senate looked for ways to reduce costs for the Senior Picnic, and will be setting up a committee to discuss it next meeting (Wednesday, March 28).

Prom committee presented on its progress. The Senate voted on prom-ticket design and determined decoration arrangements. Christine Lewers, the faculty adviser for the prom, also mentioned notifications for students about prom technicalities.

“All you need to know about prom–how to park, how to get tickets–will be put out to parents and in the announcements on Friday,” said Lewers. “They really want to promote it; they really want to get students to go this year.”

The Senate meets every Wednesday morning in room 3311 at 8:15 am. To learn more, contact Steve Tygrett, the primary faculty advisor, or attend meetings, which are open to all students.