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December 13, 2015
Upcoming Events 
  • Winter Break: Dec. 18 - Jan. 20
  • Little/Big Week: Jan. 24-29
  • Alumni Panel: Jan. 29
  • Board and Council Auction: Jan. 30
Board Announcements 

Hello, OYFAm!
Board wants to formally thank you all for a wonderful semester.  Whether it was your first semester in OYFA or your seventh, we hope it was a memorable one. Congratulations to those who are finished with exams and best of luck to those who have a couple left.
Have a wonderful holiday and winter break!  See you next year!
Much love,



Time for a Study Break! 
Here's whats happening in the world of activism:
Asian Headline: How Activists in Southeast Asia Celebrated Human Rights Day
This past Thursday - Dec. 10 - was Human Rights Day. In honor of those who stand up for Human Rights, we have attached a small and interesting article that show how Southeast Asia (i.e. The Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, etc.). celebrated and commemorated the day.
Featured Filipino Activist: Kesz Valdez
Two years ago - in 2012, at the age of 13 - Kesz Valdez, who was homeless at the time, was awarded the International Children's Peace Prize for his commitment to improving the lives of his fellow street kids. Read his incredible story and what he's done in the link above. You'll want to know more!
Good luck on finals!
ISIP (lad2bf, az2pj)



Thanks bunch for all your help this semester, whether that be through donations or serving at one of our events. Get ready for an exciting Spring Semester!
For those of you with more finals: you got this, we believe in you!! We hope that everyone's break is full of relaxation, happiness, and food! <3
Your (Community) Care-Chairs,
Misha (mec9eq) & Celine (cln9ds)

D7 Representatives

Greeting From Finals Week!

We hope everyone is killing it with final exams, or at least surviving. Just one more week until Winter Break!
On the other side of the semester, D7 has the Board and Council Auction on January 30th, so get hype to make it rain on your favorite committee!
Also, make sure to sign-up for the Mare-Pare program, an intercollegiate mentorship program within D7! Sign up here:
Have a great break OYFA and we'll see you in 2016!
Much Mahal,
-D7 Reps, Brian and Patricia

Good tidings OYFA!
Scholarship is excited to announce our first event for next semester! We will be cosponsoring with VSA, CSA, and ISA to bring you the Alumni Panel, where we bring alumni back from each organization so that you may use this as a networking opportunity for internships, career advice etc. 
The panel is planned for January 29  so keep your calendars open!!
Also, for those of you still struggling through finals this week, we still have rooms booked! 
Check the spreadsheet and put your name down!
Have a wonderful break and see you all next semester! Warm regards from our home to yours, happy holidays!!! :D
Aaron (aaa4aa) & Iain (ime9mp)


Hopefully finals haven't been getting the best of you all! And to those of you who have already left for break, just know we are very jealous since we're still here, studying our lives away. Cry. 
Anyways, it's been quite the memorable semester with you all. We cannot express how happy we are to be able to get to know so many of you this well within only a few months. We can't wait until next semester to only laugh and have fun with you all again!!
ALSO, the first full week of school back, JANUARY 24th - 29th, is our LITTLE/BIG WEEK where the Littles show some appreciation to their wonderful Bigs since they have been doing such an amazing job guiding and taking care of their Little(s). Let's appreciate them for everything they've done! Yay!!
If you guys need someone to talk to or hangout with, you know how to reach us!! Hope you guys have a wonderful holiday and relaxing break. It's definitely been real; until next year, homies! 
❤Everybody Loves ReyMin
Jasmin Nguyen (jvn7ju)
Reyna Huang (rlh3xt)
SIDE NOTE: The year of 2016 is less than a month away now, and crying because it's the fourth years' graduating year :(


Hello OYFAns!


We hope you are all doing well on your finals, and aren’t stressing too much!

It’s been such a pleasure meeting and hanging out with all of you this semester, and we can’t wait to see what next semester brings. Thank you all for making this semester a great one!

We wish you all a great winter break and happy holidays!

With love,

your soci-AL chairs,

Ally & Alex

(alc3va & aez3eb)


What's up OYFA!
If ya’ll don’t know, we have set up a Relay for Life team for OYFA! Relay for Life is an amazing event held every year to help fight the battle against cancer and to celebrate those who have survived their battle. We’ll be having fundraisers throughout the year to help donate to the American Cancer Society. Join our team here: . Feel free to donate! Every penny donated helps! You also get a super dope gif from us when you sign up!
- 2KSports

General Announcements  

Applications to be a 
2016 Orientation Leader are now available at!
There will be ​also ​information sessions next semester: January 26 & 27, both at 6pm in Newcomb Theater

So, just as always, the first person to respond correctly to the following questions will be featured as next week's Featured OYFAN. However, anyone else who answers correctly will be entered into a raffle to win some awesome OYFA merch at the next General Meeting! You can find the answers in this WIO as well as OYFA's site
  • What's OYFA's first event back from winter break? 
  • Read the article about Kesz Valdez. How much money was he awarded? 
GL 😊
Featured OYFAN

Name: Alex Zarzuela

Graduation Year: 2017

Major: Sociology

What do you plan to do post-grad: Enter an accelerated nursing program and become a nurseeeee 

Favorite OYFA Memory: The night before Barrio in my first year - we had trouble finding a place to practice all night, so we ended up in the parking lot and in the band room. We were all working so hard to put the show together and it was fun seeing everyone's hard work come to life the next day. 

If you could have anything you wanted for Christmas, what would it be and why? 

To have all my major requirements and prerequisites for nursing programs completed, so I could take the "courses you should take before you graduate" at UVA. Orrrrrr... the chance to be a 1st year again, that would be pretty cool too. 

I'm really excited for Barrio! 😂

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