ASUA could find better use of funds than paying for show
I am shocked and appalled after reading Friday's article regarding the "now" free ASUA comedy show and the reasons by which it was free. There are only two reasons for which I could see it being made free and neither is logical. The first would be that they wanted to make it a free event. If this is so, why wasn't it free from the beginning and why was it still $25 dollars for non-students? The second reason would be that, "· students got really excited about it ·" but I guess I was sick the day the rally cries of "We want Andy Dick!" were being chanted on the Mall. After doing some research, I found out that ASUA borrowed approximately $15,000 to put on the festival and, due to contracts and such, would have to spend approximately another $15,000 if they wanted to buy out only 1,000 seats to give away for free. Now $30,000 is a lot of money and I have heard some other demands for students that this money could be used for. Granted, seeing Andy Dick and Second City (a comedy troupe from Chicago that most people have never even heard of) is high on every student's list of demands, but I don't think this is something that was done in the students' best interest, as the article made it seem.