Controversial joke closes Open Mic Night
KPOET Radio’s first Open Mic Night of the year got off to a good start with student performances in the styles of spoken word poetry, music, and comedy. The two comedians who performed were fourth-year Olivia Brown and fourth-year Anthony Stiriti, who closed the show.
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.”
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.
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.
Q and A with Oubré
In the days leading up to Inauguration, Whittier College President Linda Oubré agreed to sit down for an interview to discuss everything from student success to local partnerships. Oubré is the 15th President to serve at Whittier College, the third woman, and the first black woman to fill this role.
Senate proposes reallocation of reserves
At the Monday meeting of the Associated Students of Whittier College (ASWC) Senate on Feb. 4, Senators voted on whether or not to fast-track a bill that would move all allocated Senate funds, carried over from previous years and currently stored in reserve accounts, into an ASWC Senate reserve account.