ASCC Court starts off on the right track

Toni Reveles

Chief of Justice Trent Coates said, “First meeting was a little shaky, half of the court is new and I need to teach them what is required of them at these meetings.”

The Associated Students of Cerritos College Court held its first meeting Tuesday, Sept. 29.

Micheal Melindo, who is a part of ASCC and has been for four terms, said the court needs “a little fine tuning, we only have two returning members, but overall the meeting went well.”

Things got a little complicated when the court started to get to the sixth item on the agenda which was “ASCC Court shall review fines and offenses at hand.”

Court started to discuss the Facebook issue about April Macias, who is running for homecoming queen.

Macias posted her campaign on Facebook without ASCC Court as a friend or tagging them in the same post.

The rules state that she must have ASCC Court as a friend and postings must have ASCC Court tagged to it.

Chief Coates said her offense was not tagging us as a friend on Facebook even after the court went through the rules with her.

Coates added that all of her offenses were on Facebook.

Melindo says Macias was talked about in the meeting because she was the only candidate who violated the rules.

Macias was given a couple of warnings and was fined $40, she has paid her fine and fixed her Facebook post.

After court finished discussing Macias’ fines and offenses, it continued with the meeting as usual and went to the next item on the agenda, which was announcements.

The ASCC court announced that it would not have a meeting Tuesday, Oct. 6 because there will be a Homecoming Pep Rally/Court Introductions that day.

ASCC Court will meet up again Tuesday, Oct. 13 to discuss what’s on the agenda that week.