Student Government at Purdue Allocates $17K for ‘Rainbow Crosswalk’
“commitment to inclusion”
Conservative students should pick a crosswalk on campus and paint it like the American flag, just to see the reaction.
The College Fix reports:
Purdue student government allocates $17K for ‘rainbow crosswalk’
In a demonstration of its “commitment to inclusion,” the Purdue University Student Government agreed to allocate $17,000 for a “rainbow crosswalk” during its last official meeting of the school year.
According to The Exponent, the crosswalk will span the intersection of Mitch Daniels Boulevard (formerly West State Street) and Grant Street (pictured).
Resolution author Lillian Ferguson said the high cost of the project is due to its “more resilient” thermoplastic design in lieu of mere paint. She noted such materials would give the crosswalk a decade of life before it would need repairs or replacement.
Some student senators raised concerns about the environmental impact of the thermoplastics; however, Senator and Boiler Green Initiative President Anna Hampton said the materials are “environmentally friendly enough” and added “There’s already a lot of plastic around anyway.”
Others objected to the price of the crosswalk, noting its construction was merely a “performative action.” But Student Government Treasurer Sean Wiseman noted there would be no money lost as any unspent (student gov.) funds at the end of the year end up going back to the university anyway.
Wiseman noted that even with the crosswalk funding, he expected the PSG to finish the year with about $10,000 leftover.
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So, so many wrong things in one short article.
“Student Government Treasurer Sean Wiseman noted there would be no money lost as any unspent (student gov.) funds at the end of the year end up going back to the university anyway.”
Kid, you have a bright future government service. Certainly not banking.
“President Anna Hampton said the materials are “environmentally friendly enough” and added “There’s already a lot of plastic around anyway.”
Oooooh, When Principles Clash! Environmentalism is so ’90s anyway.
Plus, the whole idea of a “rainbow crosswalk,” from the generation that screams, “Stop pushing your religion in my face!”
If they will have a surplus, why aren’t they making a second one?