CUB gets funding in hopes for 21 Pilots

Going full speed ahead with programming for the College, the College Union Board was funded for three different events by the Student Finance Board on Wednesday, Oct. 7.

Receiving full funding of $33,035, CUB will host the annual Welcome Back Concert in Kendall Hall. CUB hopes to get its first choice band: 21 Pilots.

“I think this is something that has become a staple for TCNJ students to expect,” said administrative director Sara Stammer, whose motion to fully fund the event was passed.

It will cost $5 per student and is expected to take place on Saturday, Jan. 25.

CUB’s second most expensive request came in the form of a proposed a cappella show headlined by Pentatonix and opened by the Trentones.

Student Finance Board goes over funding for various events. (Vicki Wang / Photo Assistant)

CUB was allocated $18,573 to host this event in Kendall Hall on April 1 at 8 p.m., costing students $10 per ticket.

CUB’s final request for funding was for $3,173 to host “Haunted TCNJ,” with Derek Bartlett, which passed by a unanimous vote.

This event will provide a guided tour by Bartlett through Kendall Hall — infamously known by the student body to be haunted after an unsolved murder in 1977.

Bartlett’s presentation will take place on Thursday, Oct. 31 at 8 p.m. in celebration of Halloween. The tour will only be open to the first 30 students who sign up.

On the multicultural side, the Asian American Association was allocated $4,320 to fund their multicultural buffet on Wednesday, Nov. 6.

The event will showcase food from various Asian cultures, as well as a performance from TCNJ Taiko.

It will charge $3 per student and $1 extra for bubble tea.

The Black Student Union was also among the participants, presenting for “Write it Out,” highlighting two different workshops to improve creative writing, featuring renowned poet Bruce George.

SFB liked the event, allocating $1,500 to BSU to host the workshops on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.

The sophomore class council also made a successful appearance, receiving $2,077 in funding for a sophomore class NYC trip on Saturday, Nov. 23.

A pair of health-related events was also funded during SFB’s weekly meeting, as the Gospel United Ministries was funded $188.84 to host the United Health Fair and the Pre-Dental Club was funded for $326 to host “Keep Your Fangs Clean on Halloween,” in effort  to promote dental hygiene during the holiday infamous for increased candy consumption among students.

Finally, SFB received a total of four conference requests from Amnesty International, The Women’s Center, PRISM and Circle K International.

The Women’s Center was allocated $1,304 and PRISM was funded $1,601.93 to send students to national conferences.

Amnesty International was funded $1,110 to send members to a regional conference, while Circle K International was zero-funded for their regional conference request.

“For the cost, I’m not sure that this benefits the student body,” said operations director Brian Hurler, and SFB members agreed.