SFB partially funds Homecoming Spirit Week activities

By Garrett Cecere
Staff Writer

Student Government’s Homecoming Spirit Week was partially funded during the Student Finance Board Meeting on Oct. 3.

SG was partially funded $783.32 for its Homecoming Spirit Week events, which will run from Oct. 22 to Oct. 27.

SG will be holding events throughout the week such as a flash mob, trivia game, T-shirt giveaway, Canoe Battleship, lip sync and dance and Tie Dye Recreate Your Night.

“We’re doing a flash mob,” said Taylor Mislan, a senior marketing major and vice president of student services for Student Government. “We’re going to have students wear their best TCNJ apparel.”

SFB will cover expenses for sound equipment during the trivia games and lip sync dance, tie dye supply, a Gobo projector for the flash mob and snacks for the Brower Student Center, where the flash mob will take place.

There will be two co-sponsors for Homecoming Spirit Week — the Office of Student Involvement will help with trivia, and the Department of Recreation and Wellness will assist with the Recreate Your Night event.

The sophomore class council was fully funded $10,050 for its Moonlight Cruise. The event will be on Oct. 20 from 11:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. at 401 S. Columbus Blvd. in Philadelphia.

“It’s a moonlight cruise, so when you’re out there you can watch the stars and it kind of adds to the atmosphere,” said Thomas Astarita, a sophomore open options business major and president of the sophomore class council.

SFB will cover expenses for the cruise, security, additional fees, taxes and transportation.

The Class of 2020 was fully funded $9,525 for its Moonlight Cruise. Justin Lewbel, a junior history and secondary education dual major, explained that trips such as the Moonlight Cruise have proven to be popular among students.

“We had a lot of people who asked us to do this again,” Lewbel said.

The event will take place on Oct. 19 at the same location as the cruise for the sophomore class. SFB will cover expenses for the cruise, fees, taxes, security and transportation. According to Lewbel, buses will depart at 10 p.m. and return to campus at 3 a.m.

The All College Theatre was partially funded $4,575 for its interactive dinner theater event.

The event will encourage audience participation and feature outside catering and acting opportunities for all who audition, according to the club’s proposal.

The dinner and show are set to take place on Nov. 2 and Nov. 3 from 7 to 10:30 p.m. in Decker Social Space.

“Bringing that tradition here makes (the dinner theater) more accessible to students,” said Sam Franz, a senior communication studies and English double major and president of ACT.

SFB will cover expenses for catering, props, costumes and hair and makeup.

The Chinese Student Association was fully funded $1,115.42 for its bus trip to the Museum of Chinese in America in New York City.

According to the club’s proposal, the trip will have significant educational value since it will enrich students with knowledge about Chinese history and culture in America throughout different eras.

“This trip opens up a different learning experience,” said Andus Chan, a sophomore finance major and treasurer of the Chinese Student Association.

The trip will be on Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. SFB will cover expenses for transportation.

Three clubs were fully funded for their events at the Student Finance Board meeting on Sept. 26.

The Sophomore Class Council was funded $490 for its movie night. The event is expected to take place on Nov. 6.

Deaf Hearing Connection received $3,050 for its deaf performance and pizza night on Oct. 18 from 8 to 11 p.m. in the Brower Student Center Room 100. SFB will cover expenses for two performers.

“Our event will have two deaf performers who will do storytelling and workshop presentations in sign language with interpreters,” said Fabriana Andriella, a senior deaf education and psychology double major and president of Deaf Hearing Connection.

The Indian Student Association received $1,825 for its Diwali Dinner event, which will be held on Nov. 6. SFB will cover expenses for food, decorations, utensils and drinks.

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