Shining a Spotlight on diversity
Associated Students of Whittier College (ASWC) Vice President Elect, second-year Kole Joachim, is leading a project to create a mural located just outside of The Spot with the goal to capture the different identities on campus while involving student input from different organizations on campus.
Pantry satisfies student hunger
There is, currently, a prototype Food Pantry set up in Interim Vice President Jeanne Ortiz’s office. “The Food Pantry is a pantry where any student, no questions asked, can come in and get groceries or snacks,” said Associated Students of Whittier College President Elect Destinee Moya, “ . . . it’s meant for students that are in economic need.”
Who does WC really serve? Part 2
This funding, despite what many of the Latinx students we have spoken to may think, allows for the College to “apply for certain federal grants” such as Title V of the Higher Education Act, which, according to President Oubré, is “a federal program that provides funding opportunities to HSIs.”
Senate goes transparent
The Associated Students of Whittier College (ASWC) unanimously passed the Legislative Transparency Bill on Monday, April 15. The Bill was written in response to some concerns raised by students at this year’s Senate Feedback Forum, regarding, as the text of the Bill states, the “rapidity with which bills and amendments are passed and dissatisfaction with the workability of OrgSync as a platform for information distribution.”
Who does WC really serve?
The College, as shared in previous articles, is a minority-majority institution, meaning that 69 percent of our overall student body consists of students of color, according to mywhittier.edu. Because of our school’s demographics, Whittier carries the title of being a “Hispanic-serving institution” and thus gets funding from the U.S. Department of Education.
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.