ASG in Review – Vol 54 Issue 3, November 2, 2018

The Associated Student Government (ASG) typically holds meetings from 3-5 p.m. on the first and third Monday of every month. Students may attend if they would like to meet their representatives or voice an issue. In addition, students may meet with their representatives in the Student Life Office on the third floor of the PUB on most weekdays. The meetings are normally held in the Boardroom of the 1000 Building. The next meeting will be on Nov. 19.

Recognition

Model United Nations Club

Shujah Sial, Model United Nations Club (MUN) president, wants to have a space for students to engage in the simulations of the United Nation (UN) to gain greater understanding of international policy and diplomacy.

The MUN Club wants to have guest speakers give lectures about history that contextualizes the different international political issues that the students are trying to resolve. Sial hopes for the group to participate in local, regional and national UN conferences.

Young Traders Club

Club representative Chonmaphoom Hattakij wants to create a club where students, especially international students, can gain experience and learn about investing in the stock market and cryptocurrency.

This will also provide students with an opportunity to learn about managing finances and practice professionalism. He wants to have professionals come in and teach the club members about markets and economics.

Korean Student Club

Taewon Kang wants to restart the Korean Student Club. Kang wants to create an environment where new and old SCC students can come together to support each other.

He feels that new students lack information about not just SCC, but living in the U.S. as well. Kang wants to encourage the members to be involved in the community by volunteering and showcasing Korean culture in school events. Everyone is welcome to join.

Creators on Tour

Started by a group of music students, the Creators on Tour Club wants to set up tours of professional settings where students can meet industry contacts. Instead of simply including musicians, they also want to include theatre, film and art students to experience what a career in these fields looks like.

Club representative Ernest Wingo said “that students don’t see everything in classrooms and it is important for students to see professional sets. The club hopes to bring these industry contacts to SCC, in order to give lectures that provide a richer educational experience, especially for students interested in the arts. They want to create a welcoming, inclusive environment for everyone.

Music Association Club

The Music Association Club wants to create a place where all types of musicians can come together and learn from each other. They want to form an SCC band that will perform for campus activities and other clubs and also provide tutoring for people who are interested in music.

This would provide opportunities for students who wish to play an instrument but don’t know how with free lessons. It also allows for the tutors to brush up on their skills.

They will be coordinating with the music department and other music clubs to help provide their members with the necessary musical instruments.

Mini-Grants

Multicultural Center

A collaborative effort of the Black Student Union, Filipino American Student Association, Salsa Club and Shoreline Scholars through the Multicultural Center (MC) is planning a trip to the Students of Color Conference (SOCC) in Yakima, WA in the Spring Quarter.

The conference features leadership and identity development workshops that focus on activism and social justice issues. The MC hopes to bring  8 advisors and 30 students.

The MC is using all of its SOCC allocated budget of $3,000 for this trip. They are using $5,025 for registration, $2,500 for transportation, $2,500 for the hotel and around $1,000 to provide food for the students.

Brian Tansil, ASG’s Sustainability Officer, said that they should ask for the transportation costs to be covered by the Sustainability and Commuter Options Fee (SCOF) budget.

Ezekiel Park, ASG’s Budget and Finance Officer, proposed for the students involved possibly pay a small fee for the event or set up a fundraiser to help alleviate the cost.

Jamie Ardeña, the Manager of the MC, said that they did not want to put another barrier on their education.

“Fundraising and paying a fee are barriers for the student’s success and SCC is failing to provide a similar conference here unlike other colleges,” Ardeña said. “Therefore, SCC should provide them the access to be given that educational opportunity.”

Requested: $7,925

Granted: $5,425

Hiking Club

The Hiking Club’s mini-grant proposal will be presented to the SCOF committee because their requested budget will be used to cover transportation costs. They are requesting $938 on top of their current budget balance in order to finance their first hike this school year to Lake 22 in Snohomish, WA.

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