BCSG looks forward to new year and giving back to students

Christopher Braunschweig
Managing Editor

Members of the Briar Cliff Student Government (BCSG) ride on the momentum from last year’s disc golf tournament and continue to work together with the campus while still restructuring the student-run organization.

“Last year, I think BCSG made a large leap forward [with the tournament],” says Carter Kruckenberg, junior and president of BCSG. “We had a big turn out.”

In the early spring, BCSG built a nine-hole disc golf course encircling the outskirts of the  cliff. BCSG publicized the event by hosting a tournament, giving away free discs and catering food from La Juanitas.

Nearly one hundred students arrived at the tournament. Grace McElroy, a junior and the current vice president of BCSG, recalls the event as “an awesome thing” and was “impressed by the way it turned out.

“This is what we are supposed to be doing - giving back [to the students],” says McElroy.

But since this big event happened late in the previous year, new students may not even be aware of BCSG’s existence. One problem McElroy sees is “how secretive the student government ends up being, but it’s not.”

Kruckenberg remains optimistic and says he has the “right people around to do really cool things around campus” this year.

“[BCSG] has the largest budget of any student-run organization,” says Kruckenberg. “It is us trying to give money back to [students] in a positive way that can improve the campus.”

At this point, the possibilities are boundless according to Kruckenberg who says BCSG is going try and focus on projects that will not cost little-to-no money, but he would also like to see BCSG sponsor big events on campus.

“I think having a big concert is definitely a fun way to spend our budget and to do something for the students,” says Kruckenberg.

One of the goals of BCSG this year is to make itself more accessible to students by using social media outlets such as Twitter. Kruckenberg also plans on making a blog for BCSG.

With all of these new ideas for restructuring, Kruckenberg’s only worry is the lack of “enthusiasm within student government [and] student body.”

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Submitted by kulzerm on Tue, 09/25/2012 - 16:27

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