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SFB fully funds a cappella concert, cultural events

Meagan McDowell / Photo Editor

The board funds TMT’s production of ‘Into the Woods.’

By Garrett Cecere Staff Writer

Seven organizations were fully funded for their events at the Student Finance Board meeting on Oct. 24. The TCNJ Treblemakers were fully funded $409 for their winter a cappella concert, which will be held on Dec. 2 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Mayo Concert Hall. The organization will collaborate with Profecy A Cappella, Rowan

University’s all-male a cappella group, which will open the concert and serve as a co-sponsor. Shayla Nolan, a junior art education major and president of the Treblemakers, explained that Profecy A Capella will open for the Treblemakers at the event, and then both groups will sing songs together. SFB will cover expenses for student technicians and ushers, a house manager and expendable supplies such as decorations. Chi Upsilon Sigma received

$8,728.51 for its conference titled “This is America — Uncensored.” The organization explained in the event’s proposal that Chi Epsilon Sigma will dispel the belief that the U.S. is the No. 1 world power. The conference is part of the organization’s Making Achievement Continuous Conference. The conference will be held on Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Education Building. The Unified Greek Council, Education Opportunity Fund and Pride Mentoring Program will be co-sponsoring the conference. SFB will cover expenses for the keynote speaker, folders, centerpieces and catering from Sodexo and New York Bagel. TCNJ Musical Theatre received a total of $10,270 for its fall and spring shows. SFB will cover $4,900 in expenses for the microphone equipment for TMT’s production of “Little Shop of Horrors,” which was not included in its previous proposal to SFB. SFB will also cover $5,370 in expenses for the rights and royalties to the spring show, “Into the Woods.” “‘Into the Woods’ will be our biggest performance that we have done here at the College,” said Alex Hanneman, a junior chemistry major and treasurer of TMT. The spring show will be performed on March 27, 2019 from

Rules / Students request further clarification regarding service animals continued from page 1 gives students and faculty alike an updated assessment of the various legislative issues currently up for debate on campus. Sophomore marketing major Rupak Doctor also asked for more clarification on the policy. “The most significant topic discussed to me was the travel policy,” Doctor said. “It’s important that organizations like mine, who plan and attend outside events, understand the policy and discuss where we think there could be improvements.” Students emphasized the need for a succinct and clear definition of what is a service animal and what is an emotional support animal, and a fair policy for having these animals on campus. A student who has a service animal expressed discontent with both the College’s definitions of various support animals, as well as the rule that one must be in possession of a service animal for at least six

months before bringing it to the College. Students also brought up the importance of the cash-sharing app Venmo, which allows users to send each other money digitally and without cash. Students stressed how this app is useful for student organizations like the Student Finance Board, which needs to transfer funds to clubs without the potential possibility of physical cash being misplaced or misused. Bapasola believed the meeting was a success and expressed intent to have more meetings with students in the future. Students were satisfied as well, and hope that similar forums become more popular in the future. “I’m glad they held the meeting to allow students to directly address administration with concern about certain policies,” Chlebowski said. “I’d definitely want them to hold more open forums, but we don’t always get the turn out we hope for.”

Miguel Gonzalez / News Editor

Miller outlines the details behind the College’s travel policy.

7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. in Kendall Hall Mainstage Theater. The Asian American Association was funded $4,210.80 for its multicultural buffet, which will be held on Nov. 14 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Brower Student Center Room 100. According to the club’s proposal, the buffet will showcase food from various Asian cultures such as China, Japan, Korea, the Philippines and India. Pan-Asian Alliance and Indian Student Association will serve as co-sponsors and will contribute food. Performers will include TCNJ Dragonflies, traditional Binasuan dancers and yo-yoers. SFB will cover expenses for a banner, multicultural food and various other items such as drinks, cups, utensils, condiments, tablecloths, ice, tea bags, chafing fuel, trays and aluminum foil. The Chinese Student Association received $1,188.44 for its event, Teahouse Chaguan. The Pan-Asian Alliance will cosponsor the event by helping with publicity and setting up the event. “Teahouse has been running since 2014, so we’ve had a lot of success with it,” said Andus Chan, a sophomore finance major and treasurer of the Chinese Student

Association. “We are seeing that more freshmen are interested in our club and what we have to offer.” The event will take place on Nov. 17 from 7 p.m to 9:30 p.m. in the Travers and Wolfe lounge. SFB will cover expenses for food, decorations, utensils, wristbands, polaroid film, tablecloths, playcards, ribbons, gold tinsel backdrop, markers, napkins, utility hooks, magnets and clothespins. Health Occupation Students of America: Future Health Professionals was funded $500 for its CPR certification class, which will take place on Nov. 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Trenton Hall Room 19. According to HOSA’s proposal, the goal of the class is to provide CPR and automated external defibrillator training to any interested students at a reduced cost. The School of Nursing, Health and Exercise Science will cosponsor the class, which be led by Tracy Perron, a professor of nursing at the College. The College’s Spanish club received $1,369.50 for its bus trip to New York City on Nov. 17. According to the club’s proposal, students on the trip will have an opportunity to visit the Museum of Modern Art, as well as El Museo del Barrio, which will expose them to Hispanic culture and art.

Vital Signs: Prevent viral outbreaks

Hand, foot and mouth disease is spread through bodily fluids.

By Anna Kellaher Columnist

Since early September, students at Johns Hopkins University and Lehigh University have been facing outbreaks of hand, foot and mouth disease, according to The Wall Street Journal. As of Oct. 19, Johns Hopkins reported more than 100 cases and Lehigh reported 116. Princeton University has also seen eight cases. Hand, foot and mouth disease is a viral infection that starts with a fever, sore throat and fatigue, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. After one to two days, it causes a skin rash of small, red spots on the palms, knees, elbows as well as painful blisters in the mouth and back of the throat. According to the CDC, the disease


is easily spread because there is a period when a carrier of the virus has not developed symptoms yet, but is already contagious. The disease is caused by a subgroup of viruses called enteroviruses. They are spread through bodily fluids, including saliva, mucus, stool and fluid from the mouth sores. While there are no reported cases of HFMD at the College, it is good practice to follow these tips from Johns Hopkins University to prevent the spread of any virus: wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water, avoid close contact with anyone who is sick and avoid sharing drinks, utensils or chapstick with anybody, even if they do not seem sick. If you start to feel sick, minimize contact with other people and avoid crowded events.

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The Signal: Fall '18 No. 9  

The 10/31/18 issue of The Signal, The College of New Jersey's student newspaper

The Signal: Fall '18 No. 9  

The 10/31/18 issue of The Signal, The College of New Jersey's student newspaper