Should ASCMC Increase Funding for Trips?
Unfortunately, these trips are not open to CMC students. This is where our student government needs to step in and put forth some funding and organizational effort to plan off-campus excursions for the student body. There is no denying that CMC has plenty of social events and activities. However, campus life inevitably becomes dull from time to time. If ASCMC wishes to truly represent the will of the student body, it should offer subsidized trips to desirable locations. Such locations could easily be determined by a poll, distributed via email. Once the desired locations were determined, the endeavor could start out small, one trip per month at the beginning and expand from there.
Student government-organized trips are especially vital considering the fact that freshmen are not permitted to have cars on campus. If transportation is not provided and the fees associated with various trips are not subsidized, many students will miss out on some of the best destinations Southern California has to offer. If students wish to truly make the most of CMC’s incredible location, a greater effort needs to be made to plan such trips. What it really comes down to is student happiness. ASCMC-sponsored trips would be fun and accessible for everyone and would add a whole new dimension to CMC’s social climate.
As a first step in the planning and execution of subsidized trips, I have polled a selection of CMC students on where they want to see ASCMC organize trips. The results are as follows.
Question: If ASCMC were to organize a trip at a subsidized cost, providing transportation, to the following place would you attend?
|YES||NO||Only if it didn’t interfere with the 24-hour party!|
|Ontario Mills Outlets||33.3%||50%||16.7%|
|Balboa Island (Newport)||75%||0%||25%|
|The Museum of Contemporary Art||58.3%||16.7%||25%|
|A play in L.A.||66.7%||16.7%||16.7%|
|Indoor rock climbing||50%||33.3%||16.7%|