Student Activities Fee: $94 per semester per fulltime students.
~45 members in Fringe = 45 * 2 * 94 = $8640
Fringe JFC subsidy = $3900
If it helps you sleep at night, the Student Activities Fee from Fringe members alone is over double what we receive from the school, we paid for Bonsai by ourselves. Everyone can complain from now til the end of the world about their money going to rival orgs, but the fact of the matter is if everyone in the school besides the people in Fringe said "don't give my money to Fringe", we would still get the same amount of money. I'm pretty sure this will be the same for every independent org out there.
So SDC has a big budget, obviously a big budget isn't the key to winning. Was anyone complaining about this before 2009? Or is this just everyone's response because independents are finally winning? Because something tells me if PiKA or SigEp had won this year, no one would have brought up budget or pusher eligibility issues.