By Megan Kelly
Student Government (SG) approved two new College clubs: Autism Awareness and the TCNJ Culinary Club on Wednesday, Nov. 9. Executive President Kevin Kim also addressed the 2016 U.S. presidential election results and advised SG to be courteous and open-minded when discussing politics.
SG first discussed and voted to approve the Autism Awareness club, which is aimed toward those who want to interact with other students with special needs and help them with basic skills. Autism Awareness hopes to give back to kids and adults with special needs and also gives students at the College an opportunity to volunteer.
The next club approved during the meeting, the TCNJ Culinary Club, has more than 70 members ready to participate. The club plans to host events, such as weekly potlucks, and hopes to volunteer at a local soup kitchen. The club will hold a cooking demonstration once a month, but weekly meetings will consist of looking over potential recipes and planning potential events.
TCNJ Book Club was approved by Governmental Affairs (GA) last week, so SG will decide whether or not to approve the club in next week’s meeting.
Kim then addressed SG as a whole and reminded them to keep an open mind and be respectful in the wake of the presidential election. He said he thinks the results were shocking to everyone, regardless of the person for which they voted.
“Right now, collectively, we all have to accept it and move forward,” Kim said. He also reminded the group to stay civil if they encounter disagreements with anyone. Vice President of GA Tori Mazzola also congratulated those who voted in SG, regardless of which candidate they supported.
Vice President of Community Relations Michael O’Connor announced that on Monday, Nov. 14, Habitat for Humanity will be holding an opening ceremony for their new site in Ewing, N.J., and encouraged people to attend, as SG is planning on being very active on that site.
It was also announced that TCNJ Holiday will be taking place Tuesday, Dec. 6, and will feature ice skating and a horse and buggy.
The Class of 2017 announced its next Senior Night will be on Friday, Dec. 9, at XFINITY Live!, and the Class of 2018 completely sold out of tickets for their moonlight cruise and also got their own geotag for Snapchat. The Class of 2020 was fully funded for a trip to Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia and will soon be selling T-shirts.