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Clubs and organizations voice concerns to A.S.

Representatives from various CSUN clubs and organizations took the opportunity to voice their grievances during a round table meeting with their Associated Student counterparts on Friday.

Topics varied, ranging from school spirit to club billboard placement, but the issue taken up the most seemed to be that of space.

‘There were many concerns over where organizations can meet,’ said A.S. representative, Sunita Popal, 21. The political science major said tussling with the Matador Involvement Center over issues of red tape often leads to delays regarding where the clubs may conduct business.

Club Soccer University Northridge representative, Carlos Hernandez and his team is experiencing this first hand.

‘We still need a field for practice,’ Hernandez said to the presiding A.S. council.

Hernandez said that although his club has been in operation since early last semester, they still find it difficult to arrange a consistent venue for meetings.

Mitch Lozada wants a place where his dance group, ‘Fasmode’ can rehearse.

‘We need mirror rooms,’ said the 23-year-old information systems major, describing scheduling conflicts his dance crew has been facing, ‘sometimes they have no rooms available and we have to practice outside.’

Lozada said he was frustrated with the administration, but acknowledged that it was not an easy task to cater to what he says is more than 25 clubs competing for usage of mirror rooms.

‘Cheerleading, karate’hellip; whoever’s in charge seems to have very little trust with sports clubs,’ he said.

Sociology major Brittany Swinson, 21, shared similar concerns.

Her dance crew, Black Reign, was allocated the 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. time slot.

‘We are students first and dancers second,’ said Swinson, describing how the time slot allotted was just not realistic for full-time students with full schedules.

Other club representatives cited difficulties finding ‘personal space for meetings, storage space for events and auxiliary equipment.’

A.S. reps promised to do their best to resolve the issues and some club members expressed their faith in them.

‘I think the students’ voice will help push the issue forward and help find a solution,’ said Swinson.

Popal said the A.S. will work closely in line with the Matador Involvement Center to further streamline the process.

Some other well-received ideas included the plan for a farmer’s market, a proposed venue where clubs such as the CSUN Ceramics Guild could sell their wares to raise money without a fee. There was also a push for club leaders to participate in Matador Night events in order to promote school spirit.

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