Written by Garin Kassabian
Edited by Camille Hamant
At the last Congress Meeting, a guest speaker from the student body, came and expressed their concern regarding the lack of mental health and autism awareness campaigns around the school. Because of the many misconceptions regarding those who are on the autism spectrum, this fellow student brought up ideas that would help spread awareness and increase positivity about the subject throughout the Marianopolis community. The student proposed having a panel of speakers answer students’ questions, distributing stim toys (more commonly known as fidget toys), as well as bringing back the quiet cafeteria area next to the kitchen, which has been unavailable for student use since the renovations began, in order to provide a calmer and less overwhelming environment for students who are on the autism spectrum. Thankfully, our President, Ramiz A. Razzak, and VP of Administration Jia R. Shao are temporarily on the school board and can bring up these valuable issues at the next meeting.
On a more festive note, the organization of end semester parties are already in the works. Since we did not have a party last semester, the Coordinator of Events, Veronica Rodighiero, has been working hard alongside her party committee to plan something big for the MSU: both a mid-semester party, which will take place on March 3rd, and an ‘end of the school year party (Date TBD). In other news, The Coordinator of Charities and Volunteering, Meghan Couture, suggested having some Tire-sur-Neige at the school sometime soon, as well as a photo-shoot for Insta-professionals and camera-shy students alike. ‘ Our Coordinator of Cultural Affairs Yiwen Chen is working on hosting a cultural-themed trivia competition. To conclude with (arguably) the most important news of the week, free chocolate will be distributed at the Congress Room on Valentine’s day. Congress is also bringing two of the best things in the world together: free pizza! In less than a month, the universally adulated Italian dish will be offered to all Marionopolites for the unbeatable price of zero dollars. Does it really get any better than that?