The thing that has personally insulted me the most about the Bear Pit bill is the way that those who are in favor of the bill have phrased what exactly the bill does to the Bear Pit. They have said that the bill will remove all requirements for the courtside seating that the Bear Pit currently occupies, which is correct.
However, they also continue to say that the Bear Pit will be able to continue to exist as an organization, because they aren’t revoking the Bear Pit’s charter.
To this I ask, how is this even remotely possible? There is absolutely no point of the Bear Pit if it can’t require membership for the seating, can’t ask students to have a unified look at games and do something as basic as leading the cheers.
Let’s call a spade, a spade. This bill puts up a student organization for demolition. This bill sets a dangerous precedent. What happens if I have a grudge with the Baylor Chamber? Do I write a bill to take away its responsibilities? How about campus political organizations such as Baylor Democrats or YCT? AMSA, Greek Life, Wells Project, I am putting you on notice because if you don’t stand up for your fellow student organization, then you may the next up on student government chopping block. Be careful Baylor. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
— Michael Blair
Scottsdale, Ariz., freshman
Sophomore class senator-elect