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Money’s Tight Everywhere

By Evelyn Hornbeck and Charlotte Harrison -October 28th, 2011

Occupy movements across North America have proven that there’s a growing concern for how money is being spent by the guys who drive big wooden desks, but cash is a cause for concern around campus, too.
The King’s chapel is being squeezed and forced to prove its relevancy in the face of cuts from the Dicocese. Rachel Ward investigates, while FYP tutor Dr. Matthew Furlong contemplates whether this relic of King’s past has a place in a materialistic present.
Finances are foggy for the newly student-owned KSU canteen, as well. The union is working towards a sustainable business model while facing an up-front cost that’s hard to swallow. Plus, they’re juggling hefty funding requests from the larger King’s societies, while the orchestra is trying to continue putting on concerts with less than they need.
Even here at The Watch, we’ve had a money conundrum. Wondering why you didn’t see the September issue around campus until mid-October? We got tied up in some invoices from last year and our printer was less than pleased…but you should expect timely copies from now on!
If all this talk of money leaves you craving a big fat cheque, consider writing for The Watch next month—that’s right, we’ll pay you! (Although ‘big’ and ‘fat’ may not be an entirely accurate representation of our rumination.)
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By David J. Shuman

David is the current editor-in-chief of The Watch and writes on student issues and events. Find him on Twitter: @DavidJShuman

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