and heaven forbid they ever get a budget. The idea being to apportion it out to different groups who actually have events which need to be funded (i.e. Model United Nations, which actually has to travel to be active) but instead they decide to keep the money for themselves so they can buy free foam fingers and tissue-paper baseball caps to hand out in a feeble yet expensive attempt to promote school spirit. You wanna promote school spirit? Fund something worthwhile! Maybe pay for a hotel room for an MUN or mock trial or any other academic interest which actually requires leaving the campus, and give students a reason to be happy to be in school!!! Of course if by some miracle these groups ever got to a competition, and came home with a trophy, the student council would be the first to try and share the spotlight.
sorry. I didn’t much like my high school, and one of the main reasons for this is that the Student Council actually had the power to do something, and they didn’t. I always found it amusing that they’d find a problem, and rather than acknowledge that the system was failing because of their own lack of participation, they’d rewrite their constitution. Every fucking year. And they’d point to it and say “look at this! Next year it will be different because we’ve instituted this new system”, but of course the new system would fail for the same reason: its success required the dedication of the students on the student council, and no student council I’ve ever seen at that school ever had enough dedicated members to ever get anything done. Whenever I’d bring a real issue to them that they could solve, they would instead delegate the responsibility of solving that problem to me. Whenever I pointed out that THIS IS WHAT THEY WERE HERE TO DO, they’d put it on the agenda, discuss it, not vote on anything and consider that “dealing with the issue.”
whoa. Lots of pent-up frustration just got vented here. Man that felt good