Leadership Advisor Francis Rojas
addresses senators while ASB
President Kirsten Ignacio looks on.
Jennifer Weiss/Courier Photo
Discussion of drunkeness and sexual behavior at the Homecoming Dance and what to do about it dominated the first Student Senate meeting of the year Thursday.
Sexual activity at the dance was so widespread that the Pavilion in which the dance was held smelled of sexual activity, Associated Student Body President Kirsten Joyce Ignacio told the assembled senators during the second period meeting, using a slang term for the female genitive organ. Ignacio added that she believed most dance goers got drunk before attending.
Several attendees told The Courier that they saw couples having sex on the dance floor at the dance, held October 27. One told The Courier that she saw girls who had removed their tops and exposed their breasts while "cupcaking" during the dance. Another said her friend's dress was stained by an airborne by-product of one couple's sexual activity.
During discussion of the behavior at the dance, senators, selected from their second period classes, told similar stories of drunken and licentious behavior.
An "orgy circle" was described in which students performed sexual acts while surrounded by students urging them on.
Senators were presented with several options to consider for cleaning up the behavior at dances, including canceling future dances, but the group opted for a less drastic proposal to educate the student body as to what behaviors are appropriate and inappropriate at the dance.
Toward that end, the senators were shown a clip from a video that aimed to combat the "hip hop" culture that seems to glorify women as purely sexual objects.