A lot has been going on around campus since my previous post. The spring semester is now in full swing, and midterms are looming large in the coming week. I can speak for most students when I say that spring break will come as a welcome respite from our respective course loads.
That being said, the past few weeks have been filled with a multitude of events. On Saturday, February 26, nearly 200 Whittier College students, staff, and alumni participated in the annual Helping Hands Day celebration, myself included. I joined my fellow Lancers at St. Mathias church, where we organized the donation pantry, cleaned the kitchen, and picked up trash around the grounds. It was a great opportunity to give back to the local community and spend a few hours helping out those in need.
Luminarias, Whittier’s annual formal dance, took place that evening, making for a full day of fun. This year’s event was held on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, and Program Board really outdid themselves. The catered food was delicious, the location was ideal and the execution of the event was flawless. A great time was had by all.
Looking ahead, there will be even more exciting happenings on campus. The ASWC Senate has partnered with Campus Safety to purchase two new electric carts, which will serve a dual purpose. Along with alleviating foot traffic during special events (graduation especially), the new carts will be used as shuttles to support the growing student need for quick transportation around campus. A shuttle route is currently being planned, and will serve high-traffic areas at specific times throughout the day. Look for me to be driving one of these shuttles every Friday.
With that, I leave you with the following quote from legendary football coach Lou Holtz:
"10% of life is what happens to you, and 90% of life is decided by how you respond."
Until next time,