By Megan Cirocco
Even though it was 80 degrees, a fire pit was ready for the inevitable mess of roasting marshmallows. Surrounding the pit were a group of students stuffing their faces with s’mores.
On Friday night, six freshmen were welcomed into Student Senate. When the freshmen received their congratulatory call they were told to come to the volleyball court on west campus, where a welcome party was waiting for them. A fire pit was set up so that they could make s’mores and eat snacks with the existing members and get to know everyone. “People forget that we are students too and we love to hang out and have fun just like everyone else,” Student Senate Secretary Sarah Young said.
“I was so relieved when I got the call. I’m so excited for this year. I can’t wait to do my best helping the York community,” then senator-elect Darryl Andreas said.
Student Senate is composed of 31 students: six representatives from each class and seven Executive Board members. Vice President Lindsey Murtha described the Student Senate as “the liaisons between what the students want and what is feasible for the administration to provide.” “We are involved in almost every aspect of campus and work hard toward making our campus the best it can be,” said Murtha.
“I think this year is going to be great. We have some awesome new senators and a lot of projects we are going to be working on that will really improve our campus,” states President Jason Keller.
The Student Senate has meetings every Tuesday at 5 p.m. in the William Walker Room located in the Iosue Student Union Building.