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The Associate Students of Linfield College will vote at 7 p.m. on Oct. 22 on club charters for a Spanish club and a Celiac Disease Educational club.
The “Celiac Disease Foundation U Linfield College” was formed this year, however, Spanish club has existed for some time. This year it was realized that only Spanish Club did not have formal recognition by the ALSC.
“[Spanish club] existed and people were meeting, but we realized that they weren’t formally chartered. They were a group of students functioning as a club, they just didn’t have recognition by ASLC and access to [ASLC] funding,” senior Annika Yates club director for ASLC said.
Spanish club was granted a temporary charter by ASLC, the permanent charter was overlooked after the initial six-week trial period and never transferred.
“Once [a club is] chartered you get a temporary charter for six weeks. Your six weeks are basically [ASLC] giving you all the same funding and opportunities as regular clubs have. Just to kind of show that you have interest, you have a couple meetings, maybe an event to show that you have support and that it’s going to be a club that’s sustainable for the long-term,” Yates said.
“Toward the end of the six weeks we take a look at the progress and the Senate votes on if they want to give a permanent charter,” Yates said.
If students have ideas for clubs, they can fill out charter packets found on the ASLC forms and resources page on the Linfield website.
Once the charter packet is completed, students then present their case to the student Senate.
“The Senate actually has a club support committee and the committee reviews all of the club charters and makes a recommendation to Senate, if they want to approve [the club] or not,” Yates said.
Students are required to have at least four members to form a club. Of those four, there must be an appointed president and vice-president along with a mandatory faculty adviser.
The Celiac disease educational club is affiliated with the Celiac Disease Foundation, thus the formal title “Celiac Disease Foundation U Linfield College.”
The club’s mission is, “to provide a support network for students with celiac disease, gluten-intolerance, or those who are curious about eating gluten-free. To help spread awareness about celiac disease and gluten intolerance. And, finally, to help raise money on behalf of the Celiac Disease Foundation to help fund research and advocacy,” senior Hallie Himmelreich, president of the club, said by email.
“Since this is a food-related club, all activities will revolve around food in some way. Some of the activities we have thought of are potlucks— gluten-free of course, sponsored trips to gluten-free friendly restaurants, bake sales to fund raise and cooking tutorials for those new to eating gluten-free,” Himmelreich wrote.
The Celiac Disease Foundation club welcomes all students who want to learn about eating gluten-free and is looking for students interested in leadership positions. For more information about the club, contact Himmelreich at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spanish club’s vision statement, “Is that we want to inspire interest in and to increase knowledge about culture in Spanish-speaking cultures,” senior Jessica Calderon-Duyck, a member of the club, said by email.
Some of the main activities of Spanish club include: learning to cook Spanish foods from a variety of Spanish speaking countries; celebrating ethnic holidays; and attending culture-based events.
“It is really a club that could go in many directions and we hope the members will give input so we can lead the club in the direction of their interest,” Calderon-Duyk wrote.
Spanish club is not exclusive to students who speak Spanish. Anyone with an interest in the culture of Spanish-speaking countries is welcome. For more information about the club, contact Jessica Calderon-Duyk at email@example.com.
Ryan Morgan / Senior reporter
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These were artist Rudy Francisco’s closing words for the first event of the semester put on by the Associated Students of Linfield College on Feb. 16 in Ice Auditorium.
Francisco spoke from the heart on topics of growing up, love and equality toward women.
One poem the San Diego native performed was titled “Letter to Chris Brown.” While initially earning laughter from the audience, the poem turned its focus on the problem surrounding women’s violence and the portrayals of African American men by media that become true.
The end of the poem brought truth of Francisco’s upbringing and the domes- tic violence he witnessed. He even pointed out that he “did not hate Chris Brown.” The poem brought out his feeling on creating a safety for women.
“Its crazy how often I realize that in America, we do not create a safe space for women,” Francisco said. “It’s interesting how often as a man, I don’t worry about my safety. Like when I go out to my car, I don’t have two thoughts about it. But I have women who are friends, who worry about that every time they leave their house.”
Francisco then shared his first experience of writing a poem and admits the process was difficult.
With the help of his roommate, who suggested the topic, Francisco wrote a poem on “what [he’d] write about if [he] knew what to write about.” The poem described all the things that were typical messages of poems, such as love, world problems, finding parental approval and fame, with an ending message of not being forgot.
He also touched on the controversial issue between the church and the gay community in his poem, “Your God isn’t Mine.” The poem touches on other social issues revolving around hate, including domestic violence, racial tensions and hate speech.
Francisco relates the story of a time when he saw a man on the corner of an intersection holding up a sign reading “God hates gays.” Being a religious man himself, Francisco shares his belief that “God doesn’t hate anyone.”
Francisco does not believe he’d be the person he is today had he not started performing. He works to inspire his audiences to give it a try, ending his show with the challenge. After the performance, many students stayed behind to talk to Francisco.
“His style was very personable and very relaxed, but he was also about involving the audience and making them excited about what he was speaking about,” sophomore Ellen Massey said. “You could tell he was truly passion- ate about poetry and the things he talked about, as the frequency and fluctuation in his voice changed. I am very glad that he was able to come to Linfield and be an inspiration to the students here.”
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The results of the 2012-13 General Election results are finally in.
The Associated Students of Linfield College’s new president is junior Nic Miles, who ran unopposed. The new vice president is junior Susana Fajardo, who ran against sophomore Jennifer Derke.
The new president and vice president officially take office May 1.
“It feels great to have the election season over,” Miles said in an e-mail. “My unique situation of running unopposed left me eager to see the official results on Thursday night.”
Sophomore Clara Martinez, the ASLC secretary, organized many of the election events. These included the announcement of the candidates, Q-and-A session and primary elections, which allowed students the chance to win a free, catered dinner with the candidates.
Miles said he was disappointed by the low turnout of voters this year. For the president, there were a total of 357 votes, which is only 22.5 percent of the entire student body. Out of those students, 308 voted for Miles while 49 chose to abstain from voting.
For vice president, 357 students voted and 187 voted for Fajardo, 136 voted for Derke and 34 chose to abstain from voting for either candidate.
While voting for the ASLC candidates, students were also given the option to vote for or against bylaw changes, with the proposed change being a change to special elections. Approximately 351 students voted for this: 257 for yes, 18 for no and 76 chose to abstain from voting.
“The vice presidents ran a clean, friendly race and I’m happy to see [Fajardo] win,” Miles said. The process of elections for the candidates included getting their petitions signed by students, passing the bylaws test, preparing their campaign platforms and attending the Q-and-A sessions.
“I was hoping that another student would campaign against me as a write-in so I could have the opportunity to argue my viewpoints and goals against another candidate,” Miles said.
Rather than doing this, Miles prepared for the elections by spending time reflecting on his experience at Linfield as both a student and a leader.
“I had a huge amount of positive encouragement from friends, teammates, professors and other people around campus,” Miles said.
The new ASLC members are accepting applications for the ASLC Cabinet positions and will spend the upcoming week interviewing applicants and putting the 2012-13 Cabinet together.
“Since I ran unopposed, I decided to focus my time and energy planning for the upcoming Cabinet transition rather than publicize my campaign and the elections in general,” Miles said.
For the next few weeks, Miles said he hopes to plan the budget hearings for the different entities that are funded by the ASLC budget, such as the Linfield Activities Board and Wildcat Productions.
“I hope students and leaders across campus will feel the shift in momentum and energy that will come about,” Miles said. “The fresh faces and attitudes are guaranteed to stir up some great ideas for next year, and I can’t wait to solidify my Cabinet and start planning a productive, fantastic, wild and proactive year of student government, activities and extracurriculars.”
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In light of recent events that have occurred throughout the McMinnville community over the last couple of weeks, the Associated Students of Linfield College will hold a Community Safety Forum at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 1 in Riley 201.
We encourage all students who would like to express their concerns about community safety and awareness to attend. This forum is one of several initiatives the ASLC Cabinet is undertaking to address student concerns. We hope students will take this opportunity to speak directly to and with Linfield administrators to achieve a safer community.
Letter to the Editor
Name: Daniel Teater
Position: IM Sports Director
Major: Exercise Science
Hometown: Powell Butte, Ore.
Qualifications: Teater said that he has played a lot of sports, such as soccer, basketball, golf and track in high school. He has also played basketball for the Wildcats for the last three years. Another qualification that he possesses is leadership experience through multiple positions, he said.
Reasons for applying: Teater said he applied for this position because he is active in intramural sports and thought he could meet the needs of the students who participate in them. He said he also wants more experience with management and leadership.
Goals: Teater said one of his goals is to increase turn out and student participation. He said he also wants to keep track of the number of participants for each IM sport to determine if there has been an increase. Another goal he has is to add a few more day events, such as dodge ball, kickball and a home run derby, he said.
“I plan on doing these things but might be limited by the budget cut made by Senate,” Teater said.
Words of Wisdom: “Don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone and try new things,” Teater said.
Interests: Teater said he likes all sports and enjoys camping and being outdoors. He also likes meeting new people, he said. He enjoys watching iron man competitions and studying nuclear physics.
“I like getting super jacked in the weight room,” Teater said.
Favorites: Teater’s favorite color is aquamarine.
“That’s the color of my truck,” he said.
His favorite animal is the horny toad, and he likes listening to country music. His favorite TV shows are “Family Guy” and “Swamp People.” He said his favorite movies are “American Gangster,” “Super Troopers” and “Forest Gump.”
~Compiled By Jessica Prokop/Editor-in-chief