No Vote At HSU
I'll agree that it seems a bit inappropriate to use the majority of the proposed fee increase at HSU for intercollegiate athletics, but then I suppose that's mostly because I'm anything but a sports fan. I can't believe college athletics get the attention they do.
That said, why should students be the ones voting on fee increases? That's like welfare recipients voting on an increase in welfare payments. Not that I consider HSU students akin to welfare cases, although I suppose that case could be made for some.
Although the fees they already pay might seem high to them, I suspect those fees are just a drop in the bucket to what HSU costs the state. Witness this multimillion budget shortfall at HSU, and that's just the shortfall not the entire budget.
And why even bother with a symbolic vote? Seems to me they can do it the old fashioned way, like people have done for centuries: Vote with their feet.