SCnight views oliiiiions — •dllarlals An Increase In SAF Is Needed When the annual budget was through being passed by the Budget committee, the Senate and approved by the SGA president, Ike McRee there were several shocked and disappointed faces seen around the campus. With the limited fimds that were available almost all clubs and organizations found there budget proposals cut in half or more. Being on the Budget committee is one of the least popular positions that can be found on this cainpus. It must decide who gets what money and then ex plain it to every club that thought they snouia nave received more. I would like to send my appreciation to this years’ committee for having the perseverance to sur vive the budget meetings. Bill Lide Where the Budget committee sends the money is not the main problem that the clubs have. The biggest con cern should be how to increase the student activities fee and why it has not been raised yet. Every year $65 is taken from the tuition of every full time student and used for student related activities. A student must take a full load in both the Fall and Spring semesters in order to be considered a full-time student and part of the FTE, or Full-Time Equivalency. Once the FTE figure is computed, then the student ac tivities fee is also computed and broken down according to the guidelines made by earlier students and faculty. Out of the $65, $12 goes to the Lamp & Shield and $3 goes go the Lance. The remaining funds are given to the SGA and Senate, where they figure out how to disperse the money to the clubs. Through past years mismanagement and bad book keeping, some of the clubs have incurred large debts that must be payed. The current student organizations’ debt is above $20,000. In order to relieve the debt the SGA has created a Debt Relief Fund that takes a deter mined sum out of the student activities fee before it is given to the clubs and organizations. The total working budget for this year was $34,200. When the DRF was subtracted from this figure the total came to be $32,690. This figure was a substantial decrease from last years figure and all the clubs and organizations felt the pinch. There have been proposals to increase the FTE, but the rising expenses of college life have not made it possi ble. Well, I believe we need to make such an increase possible. With the tuition up as much as it has been in the past few years there should also be an increase in the student activities fee. In order for the clubs to be appealing to students and prospective students there must be enough funds to allow those clubs to operate with some im agination. The money for the clubs can not rest completely on the SGA; and it has not in the past or the present because all of the clubs have created ways of making money. My question is that if the tuition is going to in crease then why doesn’t the student activities fee in crease with it? In order for the SAF to be increased the proper chan nels must be taken, so let your student representatives know that the SGA needs to find ways to get the SAF in creased. EDITORS NOTE: There have been very few top album responses turned in yet and we want hear from you. So send your album lists or any other comments to box 757 in the campus post office. ECONOWC RECOIERY R50NV p ——I—^ College Press Service the way, this liquid you humoids call beer is also con sumed by your superior of ficers, and they see no reason, logically, why there should be any double stan dards that seem to be present in your environment. I have much more to say, but we must be blasting off soon and I want Scarfus to have a chance to talk about your curious standards and customs. One last hint of ad vice, don’t let your superiors actions get you down, Alien Beer Pigs, Jones and Scarfus ^ because if you can not Roving Reporter; Aliens r,°y" sSfS By BILL LIDE familiar, they were present at higher education that will Many people have often the Halloween party at Gran- listen to what you say! wondered what we, the in- ville two weeks ago. Scarfus: Greetings Earthl- habitants of this great planet Jones: First off I would jugs! it was a wonderful ex- Earth, would look like to an like to send my appreciation perience to visit your in alien who was lucky, or un- to the group of humanoids teresting planet on such a lucky, enough to drop by for who presented the festivities festive occasion. The only a while. Well in the Lance’s on your Halloween night. I disturbances I found, besides never ending quest to get the understand that you had dif- the one that my colleague beat on every story I will now ficulty securing the fine li- mentioned, was that you bring you the first interview quids that .were at the party humans do not like to steal with beings not from the because your senior officers, each others consumables like planet Earth. The two aliens or administrators, would not qjj gm- planet, but that have agreed to be inter- allow you to secure the liquid worry with proper viewed are Jones and Scar- with your own money. On training you all will grab fus, from the planet CAN our planet, where logic is fQj. gach other’s liquids YOUSPAREADIME. Jones prevalent, we encourage the before you know it. and Scarfus are already consumption of this liquid jhe great thing that \ saw headed back to their planet because we like to have a the amount of en- now, but they left this com- good time and see no harm in thusiasm and support that mentary with me before they doing what the majorityy you ^vill give to each other. 1 left. If these two aliens look wants occasionally. Oh! by talking to one of your comrades, who shall re main nameless, and it told me that this gathering, or party, was being presented to in order to sponsor an eveni bigger gathering in the first of your seasons called 1 Spi ing. If you show these characteristics of support and enthusiasm with some con sistency you might rise above the level of incompetence that pervades this planet All I wish to say in closing is that you are curious, yet ad mirable and I’m sure this planet will straighten itse» out in due time. , Both: We wish we nao more time for comment^- but we must leave. We will m back soon and hope t° it to your Spring gatnen i called Extravaganza! Jinncz Bdtew.... .1—1 L«srMt/CoprB«lac. ^ottiBdtor PiMoBdtor .toddlMlw ..JmmMOMIk MaaiMniics •4..Sle««VilMrt Arts Editor ..Nancy Hogg Tte opLnkms apressed oii this an not aeoessati- |v tiiose of THE lance* college, or student body. lHit are of the signed individuals. THE LANCE wek;o^ and encourages riesponscs tp the mterial in tioii* Hi Tesyms Ihe right of editorial freedom as foyemed by rejponiiMe journalism.