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UI Senate Rejects Girl Scout Request

The ASUI Senate voted down a bill Wednesday that would have allotted $125 to pay for the Moscow/Pullman Girl Scouts to come to the Idaho Commons and sell cookies. “I love Girl Scout cookies more than anyone else, but we are not a charity,” said Sen. Zach Arama. The senators said they were wary of using student fees to benefit a group unaffiliated with University of Idaho students. “We’re for the students, by the students,” said Sen. Brad Griff. Sen. John Rock spoke out in favor of the bill. “It’s kids, it’s a good cause … you have to be kind of heartless to do that,” he said. The staff of the Idaho Commons does not allow non-profit organizations to table for free in the Commons if they are not affiliated with students. To sell cookies for two days, the troop would have to pay $125 fee. Emmalee Kearney said the troop didn’t have the money/Chava Thomas, UI Argonaut. More here.

Question: Was the UI student Senate acting responsibly when it refused to cover the $125 fee for Girl Scouts to sell cookies on campus? Or was it being shortsighted?

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