Finals giveaway set, resolutions are passed at Senate meeting


Robert Hansen

American River College Student Senate President David Hylton II shares his ideas for next week’s finals giveaway at Thursday’s Senate meeting. ASB members are giving away bluebooks and scantrons from May 2 to May 5. (Photo by Robert Hansen)

Robert Hansen

The schedule for the finals giveaway was decided by the American River College Student Senate at Thursday’s meeting after 15 minutes of discussion.

One of the ways Senate helps students is by giving away supplies for finals.

Members of Senate will hand out scantrons and bluebooks for finals from May 2 through May 5 from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. each day.

President David Hylton wanted to make sure Senate schedules enough time to hand out the supplies for finals.

“We would kind of need to do multiple days,” Hylton said. “I just don’t think it would be a smart idea to do just do two days and hope that we reach everybody we possibly can.”

Vice President Valencia Scott suggested that members volunteering may go about passing out supplies however they see fit.

“You don’t just have to be at a table in the quad,” Scott said. “You can go anywhere on campus and figure out where you’re going to hit the most students.”

Sen. Kevin Jenco then asked for members willing to volunteer to hand out supplies to sign up for available days and times.

“I think the thing we do need to look at though (is) how many of us are willing to work and what hours we’re willing work?”

Resolutions urging improved communications between student workers and their employers and for more feminine supplies access on campus were also passed at Thursday’s meeting.

The student workers resolution states that the ASB will conduct a survey to investigate student worker issues.

According to the feminine supplies resolution, ARC does not maintain nor supply working dispensers of feminine supplies in all of the women’s restrooms on campus.

This resolution urges ARC administration to require Facilities and Maintenance to provide and supply working dispensers of feminine supplies in all of the women’s restrooms on campus.

Sen. Laurie Jones said this is something that if approved by administration, would not be implemented this semester.

The shooting prevention resolution that caused debate amongst the board at last week’s meeting was postponed until next week due to the absence of Sen. Kevin Phan, who authored the bill.

Hylton encouraged board members to submit amendments to him prior to next week’s meeting.

This resolution was not voted on at the last meeting, and the resolution could not be agreed on after discussion.