27 Missing Coat-Hangers and the Executive Debate

The ongoing happenings of CSS Student Senate

DyAnna Grondahl

The not-so-weekly senate meetings reconvened over pizza Sunday evening. The nine-minute meeting consisted of updates and chatter over the ongoing Vice President for Academic Affairs candidate search and the executive debate on Monday, April 3.

After said announcements, Student Activities chair Rachel Reese recapped the events surrounding Snowball. Reese reported that only one hospitalization occurred for drinking, no one was hurt and laughed as she mentioned that 27 hangers were missing from the coat check.

The executive debate on Monday hosted a moderately sized audience. Jason Chavez, Ixayana Gonzales, Gabe Graves and Monica Boyer (via Skype) took questions from the current senate officers as well as students in attendance. The questions ranged from “what are your goals?” to “what are your ideas to improve student retention?” While the answers differed slightly, it sounded as though Chavez, Gonzales, Graves and Boyer were all on the same page when it comes to improving the connections among senate members, students and faculty. Graves and Boyer preached the Benedictine values and community while Cruz and Gonzales reiterated their ideas of building leadership and community while referencing their experience in leading clubs. Both sides clung to their well-grounded qualifications for the positions.