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SFB funds ArchaeOlympics, 'A Taste of South America'

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By John McCarthy
Staff Writer

The Student Finance Board partially funded one organization, fully funded another and tabled funding for an additional proposal during its meeting on April 3 at 12:30 p.m in the Brower Student Center.

The organization, Medicine, Education and Development for Low Income Families Everywhere received a partial fund of $69.83 for its event, “A Taste of South America.”

The board tables funding for Chi Sigma Upsilon's event (Meagan McDowell / Staff Photographer).

The event will feature performances from the College’s dance club, Saathiya, and different dishes of South American food. This year, the event will feature Peruvian culture.

“Our goal is to expose TCNJ to as many cultures as possible,” said Jenna Cooper, a junior nursing major and treasurer of MEDLIFE. “A lot of people here have not experienced Peruvian food.”

The funding for the caterer, El Tule, was tabled for lack of a quote, but the club still plans to use the establishment for their event. The event is co-sponsored by the Spanish Club and the co-ed community service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega and will take place on April 22 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in Brower Student Center room 225W.

The Anthropology Club was fully funded $1,698.08 for its third annual “ArchaeOlympics,” which will be held on April 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Quimby’s Prairie.

The event is a competition involving teams of six students who participate in spear throwing, rope making, stone tool creation, cobble toss (stone toss), fire starting and pottery recreation.

“People will get to recreate artifacts similar to how professionals assemble them (the pottery) when finding the pieces,” said Amanda Peghar, a senior biology and anthropology double major and president of the Anthropology Club.

In keeping with the Olympic theme, the top first, second and third place teams will be awarded medals. Each member of the top three teams will receive $5 gift cards for Insomnia Cookies as well. Pizza and water will be provided for the participants of the competition.

As of April 3, SFB has tabled funding for Chi Upsilon Sigma’s event, “Paint your Stress Away with a Twist.”

The event’s purpose is to teach others how to de-stress through painting. Artist Louie Blaka will be invited back to campus to teach participants how to use painting as means to relax. This year, the group will be adding stations around the venue to make fruit and vegetable smoothies. This will be the third annual iteration of the event.

“The event is on Earth day, so our twist is on healthier alternatives to more common foods,” said Dianelis Mendoza, a senior nursing major and recruitment chair for Chi Upsilon Sigma.

The board issued a stipulation that if a quote was provided by Blaka to confirm his attendance, the organization will receive funding. The event will cap at 60 participants and will take place on April 22 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. in room 113 of the Education Building.


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