Before election season gets heated, let’s take a look at Student Congress and some of what they’ve been doing this school year. It’s fair to say that many people on the UNC campus have no idea what goes on within the Student Government and it would be nice to give them a little appreciation for what they do for us without us even knowing it. I interviewed freshman Max Williams, who is a member of the Oversight/Advocacy Committee, which is a committee that students can turn to when they want to voice concerns they have with events happening on campus.
In light of some events that have surfaced recently, it’s good to have a place to go to when there is are changes needed at UNC. “We try to help out as best we can, we create petitions where students can put in what they want changed on campus and so on.” said Williams. The Oversight/Advocacy Committee is also in charge of overseeing proper use of student fees by student government. Williams pointed out that most of their first semester budget disappeared quickly but with a newly replenished budget they’ll be working on helping out campus organizations this semester.
Just like everyone within Student Government, Williams has had his fair share of controversy, he pointed out that there has been a lot of work put into solving the ongoing debate about the Vice President stipend. As for other things that are going to take place this semester, elections are, as expected, a big part of the Student Government’s agenda. “I’m new to this whole thing and I’m excited to see what’s going to happen, especially with the Student Body President election. I definitely don’t know what to expect, but I’m sure it will be interesting nevertheless.” he said. Which, I’m sure we all agree, it will be.