Podcast 13: Club Hub name change, students prepare for trips

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Hello, and welcome to the 13th Collegiate News Podcast. Here’s what’s in the news this week.

Student leaders voted in approval for three budget requests, and one change, at last week’s Student Alliance meeting.

Students voted to change the name of the Club Hub to the “Molly Maczka Leadership Hub.” The hub will now be named after the former Student Life Office Manager Molly Maczka, who died Oct. 26. The Club Hub was opened this semester in the Student Life office as a place for student leaders and club members to network and collaborate.

The Anime Club’s request for more than (thirty six hundred dollars) to attend Anime Central in March was approved. The 25 students will drive to Rosemont, Illinois for the convention and will stay in a hotel. The approved monies will cover hotel costs and admission to the convention. All students going on the trip will pay for their own food, gas, tolls, parking and a $10 fee to help reduce the total cost of the  trip.

The Hispanic Student Organization’s request for over (five thousand dollars) to attend The United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI) was approved. The 16 students will take an Amtrack to Chicago in February. Each student has contributed $150.00 as a deposit to help with trip costs. With the approval of the request, that money will be given back to the students for “academic purposes, such as buying books, applying for tuition,” said HSO President Hector Marin, 21.

The Asian Student Union’s request for over (thirty seven hundred dollars) to attend the annual East Coast Asian American Student Union leadership conference was approved. Seven of the most active members will attend the conference. The request will cover the traveling expenses, which includes a $500 flexibility cushion, and the hotel expenses, which also includes a $200 cushion. The members will pay to drive themselves to the airport in Chicago and pay to park their cars there. They will also pay out of pocket for the registration to the conference, and all food expenses for the three-day trip.

In sports news, the GRCC women’s basketball team finished with their biggest win of the season against Cornerstone Universities JV team, 65-46. The women’s team is now 5-3 on the season.

The men’s team also played this past Saturday, but suffered a tough loss to Macomb Community College, 69-77, resulting in their current record of 3-4 on the season. Both the men’s team and the women’s team will play Hope College’s JV teams tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. for the women and 7:30 p.m. for the men’s. Both games will be home at the Ford Fieldhouse.

In other sports news, GRCC volleyball player, Sophomore Outside Hitter Lauren Wieber, was named Honorable Mention All-American for NJCAA Div. II. Wieber finished the season with 433 kills, 103 digs and 30 blocks on the season.

The Collegiate is partnering with the Associate Degree Nursing Club to host a food drive through next week. All proceeds will go to the GRCC student food pantry, which can be found in the Student Life office. Bins for donations will be located in the health lab on the 4th floor of Cook Hall, the Math/computer lab on the first floor of Cook Hall, the tutoring lab on the first floor of the Science building, the Student Life office on the first floor of the Student Center, and The Collegiate Office, room 339 in the Main Building. To see a full list of items to donate, check out The Collegiate Facebook page.

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For The Collegiate at GRCC, I’m Kayla Tucker. Have a good week.

The music in this podcast is titled “energy” by bensound.com

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