In case you were not yet aware, we are only three weeks away from the midterm elections. While it seems like the tag of “most important election ever” gets thrown around seemingly every election cycle, few can argue the importance of Nov. 6 to our country’s immediate future. While most students will get to vote in their home polling place, many of us cannot simply get on a plane and fly across the country to place our vote. For the section of the student body from the other 37 states represented on campus, absentee ballots may be their first ever voting experience. So, what exactly is an absentee ballot, and what deadlines do students on campus have to meet in order for their vote to be counted?
To learn more about the Metaphonian Society you are welcome to attend any of the events below:
Rock lunch: every Monday outside the spot
Calligraphy Workshop: Nov. 11 at 6:02 p.m., Club 88, RSVP
Menchie’s Fundraiser: Oct. 22 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Rush: Nov. 4 at 9:02 a.m., RSVP to Miss Genesis firstname.lastname@example.org or Miss Haily email@example.com for details
The Whittier College department of Housing and Residential Life (Res Life) held their semesterly Community Day on Thursday, Oct. 4. Community Days are an initiative on behalf of Res Life to give students a place to relax and make friends. This semester, the theme was “Poetpalooza,” and the celebration included DJs from KPoet, bounce houses, and caricature artists. Students painted pumpkins, posed in a photo booth, and popped paint-filled balloons onto a canvas.
September was a month for meeting the family. In between learning names, sensibilities, stress levels, and favorite foods, I remember a time (only a month before) when my boyfriend was not ready for me to meet his family, and frankly (probably) didn’t want me to at all. “Family is something I am very apprehensive about,” he told me again on Monday. “My personal life doesn’t overlap with my family life … so to have you in my living room for so long … it’s a lot for me.” The moment he’s talking about consisted of us sharing stories, music, and baby pictures in his parents’ living room the night we celebrated his dad’s birthday. It’s all a lot for me too, but in different ways than it is for him, my partner (I assume — scratch that — I know. Maybe?).