Have that many people asked for fall break? If so, we'll eat our words, but we don't see that happening.
What we see is another attempt by SGA to make an unnecessary change.
Granted, the parking system was broken long before Parrish was elected, but the new system, which was instituted without any kind of student poll or research, is only going to make it worse. Using a lottery to determine who gets which parking spot is ridiculous. We think the spots should at least sell on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Of course, the University could easily oversell those spots just like they oversell football tickets.
We have an amazing mathematics department. If the University asked for their help in selling the right amount of spaces, they would probably be happy to oblige. They might even help figure out if a fall break is warranted.
We may sound like we are overreacting to the possibility of a fall break, and we probably are. SGA bungled the parking situation, and now many commuting students will have to pay an exorbitant amount of money just for the possibility of parking anywhere near campus.
Unfortunately, we don't expect them to handle a fall break very well either.
Asking for a few more days off in the sounds just like the kind of leisurely nonsense that Parrish used in his campaign platform. He promised Caribou Coffee in Lowder, frozen yogurt in The Village and better parking with drop off zones around campus.
We've all seen how he handled the parking situation, and next time you drop someone off on campus, feel free to ignore the ticket.
The SGA should represent the voice of the student body.
Most of us couldn't care less about coffee in Lowder or frozen yogurt in The Village.
The campaign promises should attempt to make a more meaningful impact.
When the SGA wants to create a revised registration system or work on cheaper tuition or make it possible to dine on campus without giving up our first born, then we will start believing in their abilities to make real change happen.