At the ASB Cabinet meeting on Monday, May 6, Anita Gibbins, director of student life and health services, said the Men of Aztlan should not have received both the first place and sweepstakes awards at Spring Sing.
The Spring Sing rules do not allow for one team to win both awards, she said.
“As the judges went back to make that final decision on paper, they did not have all that information in front of them so they gave Aztlan both first place and sweepstakes,” Gibbins said.
After rechecking all the scores, it was decided that Aztlan would keep the sweepstakes award. This means they will hold on to their “three-peat,” winning the award three years in a row.
The first place prize will be given to the runner up. The new first prize winner will be announced on Tuesday, May 7 in the Fishbowl at noon.
“The scores will be available to the senate so we can see how those decisions were made and be transparent in that process,” Gibbins added.
During the meeting, which was run by ASB Vice President Maria Lopez, Jason Troia also announced that the academic senate will vote to support the vote of no confidence against the Board and the administration on Friday, May 10.
It was also announced by Sarah Twilley, the ASB representative of arts, that Spring Thing would be held on Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18. She said it will be Tom Dustman’s final performance as a teacher at LBCC and encouraged everyone to attend. “It’s kind of marking the end of an era here at LBCC,” Twilley said.
The next Cabinet meeting will be on Monday, May 13 in the LAC Valhalla room at 2 p.m.