Justin Morse, Staff Writer
The Associated Student (A.S.) executive budget is being discussed and will be passed by next week; there is apparently an approximate $200,000 budget deficit to deal with, and A.S. must make cuts to meet this deficit. While at their meeting on Wednesday, October 13, I reviewed over their executive budget. And, there are plenty of areas of spending in my opinion that are completely superfluous, and where savings can be had. Whether A.S. has the guts to make the hard decisions to balance the budget is yet to be seen. Although I would make many more cuts, here is a list of the top 5 most ridiculous things in the executive budget.
1. Pancake Breakfasts (3 x $7,000) $21,000.00
2. Raza Awareness Week $9,500.00
3. LGBTQIA Drag Show $1,400.00
4. KP Pilipino Cultural Celebration $15,000.00
5. LGBTQIA Non-Sexist Dances (6 x $2,300) $13,800.00
There are many more completely absurd things your money is being spent on. A.S. needs to cut money, just how and where will be very interesting. More to come.