Veteran’s Club takes a stand
WCSVO President and third-year Joshua Elsen attended an Associated Students of Whittier College (ASWC) Senate meeting to speak out about the treatment of veterans on campus. Elsen expressed frustration with how the College has processed veterans’ financial information and the climate on campus regarding veterans.
Mayor Pro Tem on housing Whittier’s homeless
Over 200 individuals came to speak at the Whittier City Council meeting on March 26, and an Ad Hoc sub-committee on homelessness was formed. This week, we sat down with Mayor Pro Tem and City Council member Josue Alvarado, who voted against the sub-committee’s establishment.
eSports: Game on
Behenna determined, after some consideration, that the most concise definition of eSports is “competitive video games,” a categorization that is, by necessity, extremely broad; 2D fighting games like Street Fighter, Multiplayer Online Battle Arenas like LoL, and digital card games like Hearthstone are all played professionally.
Increase in Whittier homeless encampments
The City of Whittier released an update on homelessness within the city on March 8, 2019. According to the update, Whittier is experiencing an “increase in homeless encampments despite significant efforts by social service providers to offer a wide variety of services to those experiencing homelessness.”
Hoops and all
Lizette Escobedo’s home has been used for many things in the last year: campaign strategy sessions, debate preparation, and launching community canvasses, just to name a few. The campaign chaos from her historic run at Whittier’s City Council in early 2018 hit Escobedo’s home like a tornado, and it took months to declutter the stacks of paperwork and literature in the aftermath.
Breaking down the budget bill
After a month of proposals, revisions, and debate, the Associated Students of Whittier College (ASWC) Senate approved the Budget Distribution Bill on Feb. 25 by a margin of 14 – 1. The Budget Distribution Bill is an overhaul of the allocation process, by which Student Body Fees are allocated to clubs and organizations.