Bill passed for statues to get plaques

Student body president, vice president hopefuls present resolution

By Rosanna Aguilera
On March 30, 2017

Photo by Kaitlin Trujillo

Student Government passed a bill that was composed from two members who are running for student body President and Vice President.

Tristan Fielder and Emily Hecox presented SGA with Resolution - No. 88.04; which conducted for more informational plaques for prominent campus amenities.

The resolution passed the senate in Monday’s meeting.

“Basically, how I came up with this idea is that I proposed to my fiancé in front of the gum tree,” Fielder said. “Unfortunately, the gum tree is a tradition on our campus but a lot of students don’t know what it is.”

Fielder said he talks about how he proposed to his fiancé at the gum tree and people don’t understand the significance of it.

He gave other examples of amenities that students don’t know about such as “Kinesis”, the ribbon in front of the CHP. He said most students wonder what it is and what it means.

“I think the background is important; it’s crucial for us to be able to appreciate those things,” Fielder said.

Fielder said that a lot of money is spent on the artwork on campus and he wants everyone to appreciate them.

He thinks it is a really simple and cheap idea to “drastically improve the way we experience these amenities.”

Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Dr. Javier Flores presented in the meeting and talked about the resolution.

“Apparently they are already in the works of doing some of what is in this bill,” Fielder said.

The plaques have been ordered and were constructed for “Kinesis” and the “Evolving Helix”.

“This made it known that we want the same sort of things everywhere at all the amenities so we can appreciate all of these things,” Fielder said.

Fielder said some of the things they have not addressed yet are the Ram carving that is by the sand volleyball court and the gum tree.

“Basically, it would be nice to walk up to any of the campus amenities and get a little background on it,” Fielder said.

Fielder said Flores basically told the members of SGA ‘we’re going to do this right now, we are doing this and we will work with you in the future.’

“That was his statement on it, so apparently it is going to happen very soon, very quickly,” Fielder said.

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