Student Senate meets for last time before break

Luis Martinez, Staff Reporter

An emergency bill will be looked at for Student Senate’s final meeting before Thanksgiving break, along with legislation dealing with finals week.

Student Senate will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Arcola-Tuscola Room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

The emergency bill that the senate will be looking at will be about sending both the student body president and the executive vice president to the Illinois Board of Higher Education student advisory committee.

Since this will be the last Student Senate meeting before the break, the representatives are looking at a large amount of bills to cover. Student Body President Reggie Thedford said there are at least five different bills the senate will be voting on in the next meeting.

The first bill on the agenda will be called Finals De-Stress Snacker.

“It’s an event to distress students around finals,” Thedford said. “We will provide free food and have a place for students to make stress balls.” The event is set for Dec. 10 from 4 to 6 p.m.

The next item on the senate’s agenda will be an event that will help educate students on their finances after they graduate from college. It will also help prepare students get themselves ready for the real world and their lives after college.

The third bill that will be discussed will be about purchasing business cards for the Pay It Forward Campaign. The purpose of the business cards would be to pass around to random people with the intention of paying it forward by doing good things for other people. The following item on the senate’s agenda is Brunch with Billy, an event designed for the Charleston community.

“Billy is a holiday themed and family oriented event,” Thedford said. “There will be games and other activities for students and community children.”

Brunch with Billy is set for Dec. 13 from 1-3 p.m.

The senate will discuss all of the proposed bills at length and will vote on them during the upcoming meeting.


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