SGA approves two organizations and discusses Christmas

Christmas program will include fake ice-skating rink, cookies and more

By Cameron Niblock
On October 31, 2014

The Student Government Association agreed to pass a new student organization on campus called Stand Up to Cancer, which will strive to raise awareness of cancer in the ASU community on Oct. 28.

The student organization wants to be a service-based program where students can make a difference in society, Chris Shorrock, president of SU2C, said.

Shorrock wants to host a St. Baldrick’s Foundation event on campus in support of Pediatric Cancer awareness. This event would consist of students signing up to have their head shaved in order to help raise funds for this cause.

It provides students the opportunity of taking part in something bigger than them, Shorrock said.

During his high school career, Shorrock participated in a St. Baldrick’s Foundation event, and his team was able to raise $24,318.00 in support of Pediatric Cancer.

If a group of high school students could raise these funds imagine how much a college campus could achieve, Shorrock said.

This student organization will also attempt raise awareness between other causes of cancer, like the correlation between smoking cigarettes and lung cancer, Shorrock said.

In addition to SU2C, the Starlight Astronomy Club is a new student organization passed by SGA that will inspire student to become interested in the field of Astronomy, President of Starlight Astronomy Club, Kijae Park, said.

The club will focus on learning about stars and telescopes as well as bringing students together to enjoy a friendly hobby that can be done as a group, Park said.

The club has plans to take field trips to places like Camp Rock and NASA. One of the clubs community service projects includes going to local elementary schools to teach young students about the field of Astronomy.

The final discussion of the night involved the Christmas Program which SGA will be hosting on Dec. 1.

There will be a fake ice-skating rink provided by University Center Program Council, cookies and hot chocolate from the Student Organization Office, and photo opportunities with Roscoe, Bella, and Dominic all dressed in Christmas attire providing a great environment for small children, Jarett Lujan, senate clerk, said.

A memorial alter will be provided for the event by Recruiting Officer Training Corps, Det. 847 in respect to the WWII veterans that were students at ASU and who paid the ultimate sacrifice of giving their lives to defend our freedom.

The event will also include a Christmas tree provide by SGA which will be at the center of the festivities illuminating the Christmas spirit for all who attend.

Hopefully this event will give students something to be proud of, Lujan said, something that will make students say ‘I feel at Home here at ASU.’

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