SAF-funded cooking class arms seniors with practical life skills

By Garrett Cecere
Staff Writer

Seven organizations were fully funded at the Student Finance Board meeting on Oct. 31.

The College’s Pan-Hellenic Council was fully funded $440 to cover its national dues.

Alpha Kappa Psi received $500 to host motivational speaker Bryan Falchuk, who will discuss the concepts presented in his new book, “Do a Day: How to Live a Better Life Every Day.”

“(Falchuk) is talking about something you can use everyday, something everyone can benefit from,” said Jash Patel, a junior economics major and vice president of finance for Alpha Kappa Psi.

The event will be held on Nov. 28 from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Business Building Lounge. SFB will cover expenses for the speaker’s transportation fee.

SFB fully funds Chabad and Hillel’s Hanukkah party. (Meagan McDowell / Photo Editor)

Sigma Lambda Gamma was fully funded $215 for its event, “A Taste of Diversity.”

According to the organization’s proposal, the event will educate students about the Mid-Autumn Festival, which is celebrated in Chinese culture. Food dishes such as mooncakes will be served.

The event will be co-sponsored by Barkada, the Asian American Association and the Chinese Student Association for attendance and advertising purposes.

It is scheduled to take place on Nov. 19 from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Brower Student Center Room 225. SFB will cover expenses for mooncakes, watermelon, egg fried rice and Cantonese roast chicken.

The Class of 2019 received $1,500 for its senior cooking classes.

The classes will be facilitated by chefs who will help students learn how to cook for themselves when they live on their own.

“As (students) move into the real world…they can learn about the basics of cooking from a real chef,” said Dominic Clark, a senior management major and president of the Class of 2019.

The cooking class sessions will be held on three days. On Nov. 16 and Nov. 30 the classes will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. On Nov. 17 there will be two classes, the first from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and second from 2 to 4 p.m.

Colleges Against Cancer received $622.42 for its event, the Great TCNJ Smoke Out, during which the organization hopes to raise awareness for the effects of lung cancer.

At the event, students will be able to pledge not to smoke by signing slips, which will then be hung on a sheet on Green Lawn. The organization will serve free hamburgers, hot dogs and veggie burgers.

The event will take place on Nov. 16 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Green Lawn wall next to the Student Center. SFB will cover expenses for food, condiments, plates, aluminum foil, a bed sheet, safety pins, caution tape, a fire permit, fire extinguisher, sternos, propane tank refill, a curling ribbon and a helium tank.

The Association of Students For Africa received $842 for its social event, Aje, a celebration of African culture with food, dancing and music.

“We’re going to have music playing throughout,” said Tiffany Thimba, a senior sociology major and president of ASFA.

The event will be held on Nov. 30 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the Student Center Room 225. SFB will cover expenses for decorations, a DJ and food.

Chabad and Hillel received $2,950 for their Hanukkah party, which will take place on Dec. 4 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Education Building Room 212.

The clubs stated in their proposal that they hope to bring the campus community together to celebrate and learn about Hanukkah.

Alpha Epsilon Pi will co-sponsor the event for public relations purposes.

SFB will cover expenses for food, drinks, a sign, balloons, an inflatable dreidel, paint, menorahs, dreidels, paper goods and a hypnotist performer.