As Homecoming Spirit Week rapidly approaches and students begin to wonder what this year’s festivities will look like, Student Government President Tyler Liberty will focus his attention on rousing school spirit in students.
In order to bring the College together for the annual Homecoming football game, Liberty presented to the Student Finance Board with a request to allocate $6,850 to rally towels, which can be used to cheer on the football team and as a souvenir from the event, at their meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 18.
With little to no discussion, SFB passed the motion to fully fund the towels by a split vote.
The money will be used to fund the purchase of 750 pre-printed towels, as well as three towel press stations where students can print individual texts on their own towels.
Additionally, in an effort to bring the student body back in time to the 1940s, CUB and the College’s Swing Dance Club have been approved to host “TCNJ Wants You…to Swing” after being allocated $3,114 by SFB.
CUB originally asked for $5,914 to fund a more expensive jazz band, food and decorations.
However, most members of SFB agreed that the second choice band of the Jazz Lobsters would suffice for the event, especially for $2,800 less than the first choice band of Jump City Jazz Orchestra.
In addition, SFB disagreed with CUB’s original quote of $500 to go toward decorations, and instead decided to fund $300.
“I don’t understand why we need $500 for decorations,” SG representative Tom Verga said.
The event will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. in the Brower Student Center.
The Black Student Union also presented to SFB this week in order to be funded for a bus trip to Baltimore.
The event was allocated $1,650 and the itinerary will include a visit to the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum. The trip will be on Saturday, Oct. 5.