Student senate sets sights on closing events

Luis Martinez, Staff Reporter

Student Senate has new four events in the works, with each planned to happen toward the end of the semester. The events will be focused on finals, student finances and livings, and brunch with Billy the Panther.

The first of the new bills presented was for an event planned toward the end of finals week called “Finals DE-Stress Snacker,” which will focus on helping students deal with stress.

Students will learn ways to manage their stress and be able to meet representatives from different centers on campus.

Cambreona Hendricks, the senate’s chair for academic affairs, was one of the authors of the bill.

“There’s going to be different representatives from different centers,” Hendricks said. “They’re going to have information on study tips, finals prep, ways to de-stress.”

The event is planned from 4 to 6 p.m. Dec.10 and will be located at the Union Bridge Lounge, if it is approved.

Another event being planned is “Real World,” which was proposed by Business Affairs Chair Stephen Simpson.

“The purpose of this is to get students to think about their future finances,” Simpson said. “We’re trying to get someone from an insurance company, and someone to speak on behalf of student loans.”

If approved, the event is scheduled to occur on from 4 to 5 p.m. Dec. 9 and will be aimed to get students thinking about their future finances after they graduate, such as getting an apartment.

The event would also touch on ideas such as insurance and savings, with the goal being to get students to think about their own future finances.

The Student Senate is also planning on starting a “Pay It Forward” campaign, which is a worldwide movement with the purpose of promoting friendships among people by doing nice things for one another. This event has no set date as of yet.

Speaker of the Senate Courtney Sage said the event would be much like the film of the same name.

“Basically what it is, is that if you do something good for someone, then they’re going to do something good for the next person.” Sage said. “It’s going to help with campus unity,”

The final bill on the senate’s agenda was “Brunch with Billy.”

This holiday-themed event would be aimed toward the families of Charleston, who would be able to participate in a variety of events, including crafting, inflatable bowling and a “Frozen” sing-a-long.

Billy the Panther would also be participating in the event. The event is set for from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 13 and will be in the University Ballroom, if approved.

Luis Martinez can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]