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February 28, 2016
Upcoming Events
  • Monday: Barrio Day 7pm
  • Wednesday: Challah for Hunger 4pm
  • Thursday: March General Meeting 7pm
Board Announcements

After the General Meeting this Thursday, we will be having OYFA Council Nominations. If you are interested in any of the Council positions, you can find more information about them in OYFA's constitution or by contacting current Council Members; all of which can be found on OYFA's website. Furthermore, Council Elections will be held on March 19th. 

If you have questions concerning nominations, elections, or anything at all please feel free to contact any member of Board. 

Much love,


Kumusta OYFAmilia!

Barrio Day is tomorrow! Woooo! It is a MANDATORY event for everyone and is being held at Maury 209 starting at 7PM. Get hyped as OYFA previews some of its dances and skit. We will also be filming a special something at the end of the event.

As always, thank you to everyone who have been constantly putting work in getting this event together 💕 


The Cult,
Angel & Jane
(aj4dg & jpc5ev)



Take a breather and relax. Read up on some pop culture and other tidbits in this week's ISIP Corner!
A-List Beauty with a MessageSharon Leal
Tomorrow - February 29 - marks the end of Black History month. As such, we'd like to finish off with something meaningful. Sharon Leal is American actress of Filipino and African-American descent. One may think that "A-List Beauty" is synonymous with diva, hotshot, and/or show-off. However, that is not the case with Leal. Visit the website - linked above - to receive a message from Leal about women of substance and humility.
Military StrongJapan to Supply Philippines with Military Equipment
In January, Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko visited the Philippines and paid respects to different war memorials. Such a visit has proved well for increased relations between the two countries. Now, the Philippines is expected to sign an accord with Japan in order to fill the gaps within the underfunded Philippine military's capabilities. Do you think this is a ploy to beef-up defense and/or to target nearby nations? Is this a good idea? If your a foreign affairs major or just interested in this topic, let us know what you think about this development.
Go GreenPhilippines to use Solar Power
We've all heard the slogans "Go Green" and "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle," and we normally tend to ignore such phrases. However, they seem to have  point. Energy-conscious company - Solar Philippines - has devised a project that will build "solar farms" across the three islands of the Philippines. This project is expected to hold up to 500 MW of power. Currently, at a 30 year standpoint, the project will offset about one million tons of carbon dioxide. Pretty cool and economical, huh? Don't you agree? Check out the article above to learn more about this project. Should we do the same here in the U.S.? Let us know what you think.

Madonna Messes UpAuthorities' Disapproval Over Flag Stunt
Last week, American mega-star, Madonna, was criticized for disrespecting the Philippine flag during a concert in Manila. Despite the roaring-crowd's approval, authorities were not amused. Now authorities are calling on future to event planners to prevent such a disaster in the coming future. Read the article above to see what the debacle is about; government officials are not the only ones angry, other religious figures are angered as well. 
Speaking of the Philippine FlagPhilippine National Anthem
Click on the video to listen to the Philippine National Anthem: Lupang Hiniran The video has lyrics - both in Tagalog (Filipino) and English - so you can follow along and understand. Check it out! 
Hope you enjoy! As always, hit us up if there is a specific topic you would like for us to cover!

ISIP (az2pj, lad2bf)



Thanks to all those who came, helped cook, and tried food at Kamayan! We hope you all enjoyed the Maja Blanca & Turon!

This Wednesday (3/2) 4pm-6pm OYFA will have another bread braiding session with Challah for Hunger at the Brody Jewish Center (1824 University Circle)! Come  help and earn points for the Serbisyo Award!

Lastly, our Lakas 5K Mad Glow Run is coming up on Friday, March 18th at 6pm. Forms to join the 5K as individual or group will be available very soon!!

Your (Community) Care-Chairs,
Misha (mec9eq) & Celine (cln9ds)


Keep up with OYFA by following us on twitter: @OYFAatUVa or see the twitter feed directly on the website
Kevin (kjt9wr)



FIRST YEARS APPLY FOR THE OYFA EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP BY MARCH 20 @ 11:59 PM!!! Hopefully you all can take some time over spring break to fill this out!


Also, if you plan to run for one of our Scholarship Chair positions don't be afraid to reach out to either of us to ask questions! 


Aaron (aaa4aa) & Iain (ime9mp)


Hello OYFA!

Thanks to everyone who attended William and Marry's culture show!  Our next trip will be on March 26 for VT's performance.  Look out for more details and a sign-up form soon (TM).

Good luck with any last exams and we'll see yalls at the March General Body Meeting :)

Brian and Pica
General Announcements 


Hi OYFA family!

As most of you know I work for the Tom Tom Founders Festival this year and we are extremely excited about our premier event that is bringing together over 20 guest speakers exploring their visions for corporate responsibility, commerce and creativity, experiential education, and building big ideas in small towns. Check out the line up here

The Founders Summit will be on Friday April 15th and was one of my favorite Tom Tom events I went to my second year. We have incredible people coming and I wanted to let you know that I have a limited amount of discount codes (50% off anyone????) that I can give to anyone that is interested in going. I highly suggest you go THIS year, some surprise guests are pretty awesome.

Please email me at if you are interested or have more questions! Stay cool.

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! 
  • Where will Barrio Day be held?
  • When are OYFA Excellence Scholarship applications due? 
  • What is something you learned from ISIP's Corner? 
GL 😊
Featured OYFAN: Jimmy Wang

Name: Jimmy Wang

Graduation Year: 2019

Major: BME? Civil? Econ? Not really sure yet, it changes every other day. 

What do you plan to do post-grad: Move back into the city, I've never lived in the countryside until I got to UVA.

Favorite OYFA Memory:  Culturefest and the after party. Got to bond at the practices and party and met a lot of OYFAns outside of my family. The practices were super hype, and I got to pie my big at the end. 

What is your dream car: Ford F-150 5.0L V8 I love pickup trucks, my low key dream is to roll down the windows and blast country music while driving down empty roads. A V8 is the only acceptable engine for such a monster car. 

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