Big Show ticket sales at 1,500

Kristopher A. Fortin

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Associated Students' (A.S.) President Abel Pacheco told A.S. senators not to make promises to any clubs or organizations regarding funding, because it would be unethical if A.S. would not be able to fund them, during Tuesday's meeting. Photo Credit: Katie Chavarin / Staff Photographer

Associated Students' (A.S.) President Abel Pacheco told A.S. senators not to make promises to any clubs or organizations regarding funding, because it would be unethical if A.S. would not be able to fund them, during Tuesday's meeting. Photo Credit: Katie Chavarin / Staff Photographer

With the Big Show this Saturday, ticket sales from Ticketmaster and the Associated Students (A.S.) Ticket Office have increased by more than half from last week totaling 1,500 tickets since 6 a.m. Tuesday.

It was expected that more people would start purchasing during the last week, SPACE executive director Audrey Younna said after the A.S. meeting Tuesday at the Grand Salon.

The nine ticket vendors on campus, which include Freudian Sip, Mercantile Exchange, and the Matador Bookstore, experienced a rush in ticket sales, Younna said.
University Student Union Mercantile Exchange supervisor Fernando Cirritos said that he sold three student tickets from 3p.m. to 7p.m.

This was on top of the possibility of a new artist that may be performing, but nothing has been confirmed.

Confirmation is still pending for underground hip-hop artist Murs to perform at Big Show, Younna said. Murs was free on Saturday and he expressed in interest, Younna said, in performing at the Big Show.

If confirmed, the lineup will be as follows starting from the opener: DJ Felli Fel, Far East Movement, Murs, Talib Kweli and Lupe Fiasco.

There will be 30 clubs and organizations working at the Big Show, fundraising and doing outreach to students, said Director of Clubs and Organizations Ben Yarbrough. Clubs and organizations need to set up by 10 a.m.

All standing senate committees meet quorum, A.S. President Abel Pacheco said. The senators approved last week helped lower the volume of committees each senator had to sit on, Pacheco said after the meeting.

There are still 10 A.S. senate seats vacant as of Tuesday. At least one or two nominees are expected to be on the A.S. meeting agenda next week for approval.
The benefit of having all committees meet quorum is that the recommendation is official, and the A.S. Senate won’t need to replicate the work a committee does at A.S. Senate meetings.

The Physical Therapy Majors Club was awarded $1,475. Social and Behavioral Science Senator II Gisselle Jaen motioned to approve an additional $200 for the club, but it was rejected by the A.S. Senate.

“This was a little rushed, and this is partially why this happened,” Jaen said about why the senate rejected the motion to increase the clubs funds.

The Physical Therapy Majors club missed the deadline to request funds through the annual budget earlier this year, so the funds requested at the senate meeting were to cover costs for the year.

There is still a chance that the issue could be revisited later, Jaen said.

Though the A.S. budget outlook for next year was a concern that caused Science and Math Senator II John Barry Neilan III, he said, to be one of the nine that opposed the $200 increase.

“(Clubs and Organizations) need to get used to not having as much money this year,” Neilan said.