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Office of Recreation considering exercise class fees

By Sydney Shaw
Opinions Editor

Director of Recreation Robert Simels opened the Student Government general body meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 19, with a proposition.

“The Office of Recreation is looking into charging a $25 flat-rate fee per semester to participate in group classes in the Travers/Wolfe lounge,” Simels said.

If the fee were to be implemented in the future, the revenue it generates would serve to partially fund costs for equipment and instructors.

Later in the meeting, Carly Bergstein, the Program Director of The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation, thanked the College for donations to her organization. The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation conducts research to find cures for childhood cancer and to find less harsh treatments. It also financially assists families in need.

The College is scheduled to participate in TCNJam at the end of January. Comparable to Penn State’s Thon, the event will support The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation. It aims to spread the message “Live Like Andrew,” meaning to set goals, strive to be your best, show affection and be comfortable with yourself.

Afterward, Vice President of Administration and Finance Kyle Holland encouraged students to eat at Chipotle for a fundraiser on Monday, Nov. 24, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m, during which 15 percent of proceeds went to Student Government.

Vice President of Equity and Diversity Javier Nicasio reminded students to attend PRISM’s World AIDS Day Vigil, co-sponsored by Student Government, on Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. on the Sundial Lawn. World AIDS Day is an opportunity for individuals worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for those living with the virus and remember the people who have died.

Before the meeting concluded, the Freshman Class Council announced that it is working toward creating a Freshman Formal tentatively scheduled to take place in February.


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