February 17, 2004
shouldnt pay for costume
can afford SuperFrog suit on its own
worry about holding any more concerts; were fine.
No need to bring in another comedian; we dont enjoy
No need to waste money for an event to bring the student
body together, I guess we see each other enough walking
Is this what the students will be faced with for the rest
of the semester?
When the House of Student Representatives voted to pay
$6,300 for the new SuperFrog suit, they severely limited
their options as far as special projects go.
This is in no way the fault of the House of Student Representatives.
With the scenario they were given, we believe they made
the right choice; however, in doing so, they took away
money set aside specifically for students.
It is absurd that the athletic department, or any department
within the university, does not allocate enough money
to pay for a new SuperFrog suit. Taking it to the students
is an absolute last resort, and it is disgraceful that
it ever reached that level.
However, we applaud the students for making the right
decision. Given the current state of the SuperFrog costume,
a revamp was definitely in order. Perhaps Nokia could
have purchased a new SuperFrog for the university. After
all, the company approached the university with the commercial
While we recognize Nokia paid $5,000 to the scholarship
fund, we wonder if it would have been too much to ask
the wireless giant to pay a measley $6,300 for a new costume.
Thats nothing to them; chump change.
Allowing the students to pay for a costume which the university
uses for publicity is outgrageous. What will come next?
Are we to pay for the football team to travel? When the
police department needs new luxury Durangos to issue tickets
in, will the students fund that as well?
Lets face it, $6,300 is nothing to the university.
Actually, it is less than one-third of tuition for one
student after the increase takes effect. The university
could have easily afforded a new SuperFrog suit, but Im
sure students will have much more pride in SuperFrog now
that they helped pay for it. Right?