Dear Umair Saeed,
Regarding your notice regarding notices on the notice boards, you say that students cannot post notices anywhere besides the TISF notice board. I have some points in contention:
1. What about student notices that are not TISF notices?
For example, the TISF has declared that Quack!, the student newspaper, is not a TISF publication and this the TISF does not recognize Quack! So where does Quack! go?
Moreover, with Quack often running into 6-8 pages, there is very little space on the notice boards to put up much.
There are also other student activities that are not recognized by the TISF as student activities. For example, if I, as a student, want to make a film on campus, where would my poster asking for auditions be placed? Ideally, as the TISF is meant to be a student representative body, all students activities are automatically student activities, thus negating this very question.
As a suggestion, could the students have an extra-large notice board in the cafeteria to put up Quack! and other ‘junk’ notices (like birthday announcements!).
2. There are also some notices that are not really “announcements”, but are nice to have around campus anyway. Where do these go?
For example, some students recently started a student comic strip. This consisted of 14 pages. Imagine the kind of space that would take up on a notice board.
There are also notices that are planned to be put up regarding environmental awareness. Some of these are planned to be put up in the cafeteria, such as the ones asking people to return their food trays to the tray stands, and to eat clean. These notices won’t be very effective in the TISF notice board. These notices are best placed on the walls in the cafeteria itself.
These kind of notices help liven up the campus.
Your thoughts on the notices on the notice boards are appreciated.