Dear SGA, explain something to me
By Christian Mengel
February 18, 2013
Why the hell are we spending $100,000 dollars on desks? Right now SGA, you look like a kid who gets his first paycheck and buys a new tattoo, but forgets he can’t afford to pay rent or get groceries.
Is this desk thing a joke? If so I missed the punch line, and it’s not funny. I can’t be the only person who believes that this is a huge waste of money. Somebody needs to explain to me how desks are so important right now.
In my three years at this school, I have never heard anyone say “man, I wish we could get new desks.” In fact I’ve never heard anyone complain about the ones we have. Don’t tell me “the desks aren’t left handed compatible.” I know that’s a load of crap; I’m left handed and I’m fine. I think I speak for a lot of people who’d rather see that money go somewhere else. By somewhere else, I mean you literally could have put that money in hundreds of better places than new desks.
Here are a few ideas for you.
Number one. Give our long time faculty a bonus or the raise they have long deserved for putting up with all of this schools dumb shit. Teachers deserve better.
Number two. Get some better food on campus. Don’t tell me that $100,000 dollars isn’t enough to improve the cardboard flavored food in the cafeteria at least a little bit. You’re already stealing from the students by selling stuff like a package of Oreo’s for $7 dollars at the C-Store. It’s just stupid.
Number three. Put every last penny of it towards a new parking lot. I realize $100,000 dollars isn’t enough for that, but maybe after a few years we could have a 100 percent student-paid parking lot. It’s the students who have to put up with it anyway. Let’s face it; Missouri Western doesn’t care about the students parking conditions. Why should they? They get a nice little $25 dollar tip every time a student backs into a spot or is a little too close to the curb. Think about how much money the school gets if half of the enrolled students have had at least one ticket; that’s $75,000 dollars. They don’t care about our parking, as long as they get our money.
Number four. Get an equivalent of the spring concert for the fall also. It sucks that students have to wait a year for the one night our school puts on anything halfway interesting. Maybe pay a little extra for someone to at least perform on a Friday or Saturday. This Thursday crap gets old for people who are busy doing things on Thursday night for their classes on Friday.
Do anything besides desks. I’d rather see that money go towards a golf course on campus. I’d rather hire more maintenance workers. I’d rather have Baker Fitness Center get some new equipment like stuff the regular students aren’t allowed to use in the Griffon Indoor Sports Complex. I’d rather get a better security system in Looney since I hear about more stuff getting stolen from there than anywhere else on campus, and it just happens to be like the only building without indoor cameras. Sounds like a bunch of bull to me. I’d rather do what Washington can’t and pay some debt off. I could go on for pages.
If desks really are worth $100,000 dollars to you during times like this, you’ve lost my respect.