Sophomore class receives funding for Moonlight Cruise

By Megan Kelly
News Assistant

The Student Government (SG) meeting held on Wednesday, Oct. 5, was a short one composed of small updates, including upcoming on-campus events and class trips.

Chris Blakely, vice president of Administration and Finance, announced SG was fully funded for Lip Sync and Dance Competition, a traditional event a part of Homecoming Spirit Week.

Lindsay Thomas, vice president of Student Services, gave meeting attendees a preview of the shirt that SG plans to use for the upcoming T-shirt Swap. This year, it’s a long-sleeved navy blue shirt with the letters “TCNJ,” a paw print and a pocket on the front, and “Homecoming 2016” printed across the back.

Later, Cassie Kriegel, vice president of Equity and Diversity, said that Maria Hinojosa, an American journalist, anchor and executive producer of Latino USA on NPR, is scheduled to visit the College on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 12:30 p.m. in Mayo Concert Hall.

“She’s going to have a lot of great discussion with us, so if you guys are available, come out,” Kriegel said. “She’s really awesome.”

The Class of 2018 was also fully funded for its Moonlight Cruise, which will take place on Saturday, Nov. 19. There are 175 spots on the cruise and tickets will be sold for $15 each.

During the meeting, many SG members participated in their first dress-down day. The days designated for SG members to wear casual clothes to the meetings, as long as they give two dollars to Samantha Williams, vice president of Advancement, to fundraise for SG.

Williams also reminded members of SG’s fundraiser on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at Turning Point in Princeton, N.J.

“I know that it’s a Wednesday morning and not that many people will be available, but it’s better to just have the fundraiser and make whatever money we’re going to make than not have the fundraiser at all,” she said.

The Class of 2019 encouraged sophomores to recycle their K-Cups in the special boxes placed in all sophomore dorms, except Norsworthy Hall.

“If you drink coffee a lot, save your K-Cups and give them to any of us and we’ll recycle them,” said Carly Mauro, sophomore class president.