Student Senate looks forward with plans for after spring break

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OTHMAN MECHKOR, Channels Staff

The Associated Student Senate is preparing to take off for spring break next week, but when they get back they will face a busy schedule.

Vanessa Pelton, coordinator of enrollment services, presented new plans to the senate to redesign the online steps to enrollment, attempting to receive their support for the project.

“Our website is a little archaic,” Pelton said. “It’s not user friendly, it’s very text heavy and not as much icons needed for this generation.”

Pelton focused on the fact that today’s generation prefers to see videos and have “interactive puzzles,” rather than the current format being used. The changes would be an effort to make the application process easier for incoming students.

A plan to follow four city college students from different backgrounds and record them “living a day in the life of a SBCC student,” orientation video is also in the process of being made.

The senate is also planning two neighborhood cleanup events, one on Oceano Ave. and the other in Isla Vista the day following Deltopia.

Senator Josh Villanueva discussed the gap between the student body and the student senate.

“I’ve been on the senate for a long time now, and we still haven’t been able to connect with our students,” Villanueva said. “Every time I talk to them, they still give me the answer; ‘What does the Student Senate do for us?’”

The solution is to form a Public Relations Committee to enhance the bond between senators and students, Villanueva said.

They plan to start working on these plans when classes resume on April 4.