Congress wasted $30,000 on bowling alley scoreboards
March 3, the SA Congress approved $30,000 of your money to purchase an electronic scoring system for the bowling alley.
Now some of you are probably feeling that your money was wasted, some of you are happy that you won’t have to score manually ever again when you bowl, and some of you might be glad that it looks like the Students’ Association finally did something good with your money.
For those of you who feel like your money could have been allocated to something else, I agree. $30,000 could have been used to help the administration with the budget cuts. Even though it would not have probably made much difference there, every little bit helps. That money could have also been used to grant the full amount of some of the student groups whose budgets were cut. However, that will probably never happen.
Now people in Congress might tell you that they were trying to reach out to those disenfranchised or “untouched” students by purchasing the scoreboard for the bowling alley. They might believe that more students will go down there and bowl because the heavy burden of manual scoring will be lifted off them. And that through this, the apathy of many students will decrease and SA might have a good reputation of campus.
Despite what SA has done, I believe that the majority of students will still not care because there is still a strong perception around campus that SA is nothing more than a bank, in which the only people who care about it are those who are involved in it.
But once the scoreboard is finished, there will be an SA logo put on it to remind everyone who it was that purchased it. Every time people say that SA never does anything, members of SA will be able to point to the scoreboard and say, “Look, you see that; we did it.”
senior marketing major from Lubbock