Story by Murphy Shorb '17 (NCS Student Government President)
The meetings have always been open to everyone so that the student body can freely offer input, but surprisingly enough no one outside of StuGov has ever really showed up despite consistent offers of store bought cupcakes, Milano cookies, and tender hugs. It’s kind of like when you were a kid and someone you didn’t like invited you to their birthday party that you totally didn’t want to go to, and the kids that showed up were only doing it because their moms made them. We realize that force-feeding the student body carbohydrates isn’t the answer, so we’re turning to office hours instead. We’re working on creating StuGov office hours formatted so that the heads of StuGov and each board president has a designated cycle day. The StuGov member in question will sit in the same spot in the library on their assigned day where anyone is welcome to talk to them about whatever they want related to that person’s position. There is really no downfall, because if nobody shows up to talk to you, the worst that can happen is that you watch a show on Netflix - er - work diligently on your schooling endeavors.
I also want to organize a silent disco. The disco is pretty unrelated and grounded in nothing other than general want to strengthen the sense of community, but I think it would be bumpin’. A DJ isn’t even required, so it wouldn’t cost much more than the willingness to leave the building with a sweaty t-shirt—and people pay money for that anyways (if you think this isn’t you, please ask yourself if you’ve ever attended an STA mixer).
All that being said, it’ll be a great year and I’m extremely excited to see how it unfolds!