I just got back from checking out Drexel’s annual Spring Jam — man, I am more than disappointed.
This year, the Campus Activities Board decided on holding this event outdoors — rain or shine. However, while they chose to spend their money on way too much security, fancy wrist bands and a device to make hand-shaped candle wax statues, they didn’t think to invest in a couple of canopies for a few of the things. Namely, the food, which was being completely covered with Philadelphia’s acid rain. Yum.
I feel really embarrassed to go to Drexel sometimes, namely, right now, when non-students actually paid for tickets. Last year, the event was held indoors, and it was rain-proof and a lot of fun. The Campus Activities MONOPOLY Board receives money directly from our tuition and usually holds some pretty terrible events, usually something “goes wrong,” every time, they run out of stuff, there’s not enough tickets, etc. I wish the student body could have more of a say in this matter, but democracy doesn’t work.
I cannot wait to graduate and get as far away from this brand of academia as possible. The bureaucracy, money and power disgusts me.