SRC to keep students engaged during the strike

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Despite cancelled classes due to the recent strike, the situation isn’t stopping the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) from providing students with fun social activities on campus. This week students are encouraged to attend a number of planned events and to take part in “Student Strike Support Week.”

Monday night kicked off the fun with games and music at Howlers, beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Today the SRC will be in full force to answer any questions students have regarding the future of the term at 12:00 p.m while also providing light snacks. Throughout the day, students can also expect a card game tournament at 1:30 p.m, Karaoke at 7:00 p.m. and the Women’s Hockey game at 9:00 p.m. The game is at the Stu Hurley arena and transportation will be arranged.

Wednesday will consist of a movie marathon in the Whitebone Lounge beginning at 1:30 p.m. and the Women’s Volley Ball Game at 6:00 p.m. Students are welcome to join the team for an after party at Howlers immediately following the game.

On Thursday, there will be bowling at 1:30 p.m, location TBD. Followed by pick up soccer in the gym at 2:00 p.m. Hallway washer toss will also kick off at 6:00 p.m beside the Whitebone Lounge. Thursday night also marks the SRC meeting and any interested students are encouraged to attend. The topics of discussion will definitely include the strike.

Finally, on Friday, students will be kicking off the weekend with a dodge ball tournament in the gym at noon and a “No Class Bash” from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. This will be a toga themed bash.

Jess Buck, vice president social, sees the importance of offering these activities to students during this difficult week. “We strongly believe that it is our responsibility as a student representative council to provide students with activities,” says Buck, “Especially during such a confusing and anxious time.”

She also wants students to know that the SRC is doing everything they can to keep students informed. “We are making ourselves available the entire week to answer any questions,” says Buck, “providing them with on and off campus activities until the strike is resolved.”

Jen Brown, vice president of student affairs, agrees with Buck and wants to help students during this stressful time, “We are putting on events during this week to keep students engaged,” says Brown. “They are important because we still want to have a good atmosphere on campus when everything returns to normal.”

Students are encouraged to attend these events despite the disruption in their academic schedule. For more information about Student Support Week check out the event on Facebook at

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