Student Senate Recap: Peaceful Transition of Power


Olivia Lusala

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The Student Senate meeting on Wednesday, May 16 began with faculty adviser Steve Tygrett reviewing the 2017-18 year.

“I think that it was highly successful, one of the most successful years we’ve ever had,” Tygrett said. “I feel really privileged to work with a lot of very dedicated young people. I think we’re going to start off with a really great core group next year.”

The 2018-19 president and vice president, Lottie Gidal ’19 and Naomi Meurice ’19, were sworn in. Next week, on Wednesday, May 23, the Senate will elect the treasurer and secretary.

Non-seniors volunteered to help with the Senior Picnic, and Chip Hardesty presented on the meal plan for the picnic.

“It’s $6.50 per person, as compared to $8.00 per person,” Hardesty said. “I looked at Bruegger’s, I looked at Pancheros…it wasn’t worth it.”

The Senate reviewed the survey for Homecoming Court change; it was split three ways near-exactly.

“At least 60 percent of people want to change it, they’re just not sure how to,” Meurice said.

Homecoming Court voting was hacked in 2017, and the Senate discussed ways to prevent this happening again in the future.

Zoë Butler ’19 proposed a different option for Student Senate T-shirts.

“I was thinking that maybe I could get a couple of artists together and we could get a really cool design that people would want to buy because it would be different,” Butler said. “I talked to Maya [Durham ’19, who created a preliminary T-shirt design], and she’s cool with it.”

The dates for 2018 Homecoming and winter formal have been set. The Homecoming parade will be on September 26, and the parade will be on September 29; the winter formal will be held on December 1.

There are new parking rules for students parking on campus. These rules will be displayed on the screens around the school and will be broadcasted on the announcements.

The Senate bade farewell to its graduating seniors.

The Student Senate meets every Wednesday from 8:15-8:45 in room 3311. To learn more, please contact Steve Tygrett, the primary faculty adviser, or attend meetings, which are open to all students.