The Arizona Desert Lamp

Spring break safety cards in action

Posted in Campus, Politics by Evan Lisull on 30 March 2009

Spring Break Safety CardsYou might remember the intense debate a few weeks ago over the ‘Spring Break Safety Cards’, which ended with VP Jessica Anderson breaking a 5-5 tie in favor of funding the cards.

Thanks to some citizen reporting from one of our commentors, it looks like many of these cards have gone unused. This picture was taken of the 127 unused cards at Villa del Puente, and according to the photographer there are also 48 unused cards at Posada San Pedro.

While 3,000 total cards were printed in all, I’d be surprised if these two halls were the only ones with unused cards. This also doesn’t account for the cards that were lost, thrown out, and otherwise unused. They also look a lot like the BAC chart that I managed to find online, sans ASUA logo.

This may seem quibbling when the total amount allocated was $980, but at the same time that’s enough money to buy 326 Smithwicks drafts at the Dubliner. There was a reason that five of the Senators – including returning Senator Wallace and EVP-elect Fritze – were opposed to allocating the full amount; in the end, they were vindicated. It’s probably too late for any of these Senators and executives, but we can hope that next year’s crew will learn a lesson from this episode.

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  1. mattstyer said, on 30 March 2009 at 8:04 pm

    We may not agree on the ability of currency to communicate value, but we surely agree on the currency of Smithwick’s. Another Dubliner meeting this week?

  2. Laura Donovan said, on 30 March 2009 at 8:35 pm

    These cards were a horrendous idea. What a waste! I agree with Matt. I’d be down for another meeting if everyone else can make it.


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