Every week, your elected student government meets on a Tuesday night to talk about issues concerning the ASU. Agenda items can seem long, mysterious and confusing without the proper background, making it difficult to see how these issues affect students. Here’s what happened at the last meeting on October 17th:
Homecoming weekend went very well. One of the main events, the Backyard Bash held between Cutten House and Eaton House, was the first event held on campus by the ASU during an event like Homecoming with high turnout. VP Events & Promotions Malcolm Anderson noted that people from off campus and on campus, drinking or not, were able to have a great time and the worst incident was a rolled ankle. A new initiative this year was the shuttle bus that drove around Wolfville all day Saturday to pick up and take people to events across town.
Kings Transit, the bus company throughout Annapolis Valley, presented to SRC about the possibility of a student bus pass. This built on a proposal last year from President Grace Hamilton Burge and Tzomi Burkhart. The pass could go for as little as $80 a year ($10 per month over 8 months) which was noted to be cheaper than taking a cab or driving a personal vehicle. King Transit would expand their bus routes upon approval of the project, with shorter circuits and extended hours to accommodate for long nights of studying at the BAC or partying at the Vil. Upon receiving funds the busses would have high-speed wifi and real-time bus tracking through an app developed by Kings Transit.
Madison Hathaway is the Student Politics Correspondent for The Athenaeum and a third year Honours student in Politics & French