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February 7, 2016
Upcoming Events
  • Monday: Membership Dinner @6:30pm
  • Tuesday: Barrio Skit Auditions @6pm
  • Wednesday: IM Basketball @10pm
  • Thursday: IM Volleyball @10:15pm
  • Thursday: Football Practice time TBA
  • Friday: Football Practice and Student Advisor Office Hours 
  • Saturday: Winter Classic Football Tournament
Board Announcements


Hey OYFA! 

A mere two weeks stands between us and Board Elections for the 2016-2017 school year.  Feel free to nominate anyone you feel would be appropriate for the position, including yourself.  Nominations will be accepted until 11:59 PM on February 20th.  If you would like to drop your nomination or switch positions, you have until 1:59 PM on February 21st.  Keep in mind that you must be a due paying member to participate in running or voting in elections.  Direct all questions, comments, or concerns to me at!
Current Nominations are as follows:
Madelyn Luansing
Vice President
Jane Canteros
Kanata Omori
Alex Zarzuela
Aaron Aguhob
Mary Alojado
Kyle Liu
Jerome Tirso
Corresponding Secretary
Ally Calata
Patricia Gallegos
Recording Secretary
Maddie Budreau
Chris Fassoth
Alexis Ferguson
Alexa Gavino
Larry Han
Christine Le
Chris Liu
Joseph Malasa
Ky Nguyen
Caroline Pham
Catherine Phan
Oliver Viyar
Amy Zhang
For those running (or anyone interested) board will be hosting an OPEN BOARD MEETING on Sunday February 14th at 10:15 in Clark 148.  In addition to this, we HIGHLY recommend that you speak to people that are presently in the position and were in the position previously.  You can find this information by going to and looking under Officers > Position Archive.
Best of luck to those preparing for elections.  
Much Love,
Kim <3 


What's up OYFA!

Coffeehouse went awesome, thanks to everyone for all your support! Here's what we have lined up for you coming up:
Winter Classic (February 13): Get hype because our football tournament is coming soon! Practice dates and times will be posted on the WinterClassic Facebook Page !
    Practice: Mens: Thursday (2/11) - Carr's Hill (mandatory) time TBA
                   Co-Rec & Mens: Friday (2/12) - Nameless Field 2:00pm-6:00pm
IM Sports: 1. Basketball - Wednesday (2/10), AFC, 10 PM
                  2. Volleyball - Thursday (2/11), MEM, 10:15 PM
                  3. Please be there 15 minutes early. Or we get DQ'd. 
Sign up for our Relay for Life team >>>here<<< 
       - Support the fight against cancer!
- 2KSports


Hello OYFA!
The Annual Winter Classic Football Tournament is just weeks away (February 13th-14th).  We will be hosting members from several D7 schools for a weekend of friendly competition and comradery.  Contact Patrica and I if you would willing to host someone for the night at your house/apartment.
We will be organizing OYFAns to visit other D7 schools for their culture shows!  Look out for sigh-up sheets from now to around Bario time.  Cars and drivers are especially needed.
Patricia and Brian  


Hey OYFA!! 
This week, we're starting our membership dinners again this semester!! Monday (tomorrow) we'll be at O'Hill at 6:30PM, so come out and join us.
-Reyna (rlh3xt) and Jasmine (jvn7ju) 


OYFA! Let's all welcome the new PR co-chair, Joe Malasa!
Hai there OYFA! My name is Joe Malasa and I’m already working hard to promote the org and all the amazing events coming up this semester! I am currently a first year on a Pre-Comm track with a minor in Sociology. A fun fact about me? My last name means tasty in Tagalog :P. If you ever have any questions about any OYFA related events, message me and I’ll promise to find the right person to give you the right answer! Thanks everyone!
It's Barrio Season! Be on the lookout for the start of the Barrio Hype Contest, where you can get a prize just for promoting Barrio! If you have any new ideas for ways to promote Barrio, please send them our way. Have an awesome week and good luck with midterms!
<3 PR (Danielle - dd7an & Joe - jpm7ye)

Hey OYFA! Here is your weekly dose of current news.

Kung Hei Fat Choi: Special Features and How to Celebrate!
Happy (Chinese/Lunar) New Year! In honor of the Year of the Monkey, we have two websites that feature this amazing celebration! Click on special features to learn about the Lunar New Year. To learn how to celebrate the Lunar New Year, click on How to Celebrate! 
Sports Culture: Filipino Sports

It's Super Bowl Sunday! In honor of the Super Bowl and sports,we have attached a website that covers the sports culture in the Philippines. Is there a similar sport that you've participated in? What kind of Filipino sports interest you? Let us know!
And We All Go BOOM! Philippines Shakes its Head at the DPRK

North Korea is currently facing the heat as it has been testing long-range missiles only weeks after conducting a nuclear bomb test; the international community is not pleased. Recently, the Philippines has joined others in condemning the DPRK's actions. Check out the article for more information regarding this issue,
Kung Hei Fat Choi!
ISIP (az2pj, lad2bf)

Kumusta OYFAM!
During OYFA's last general meeting, Culture revealed this year's Barrio theme to be Pinagmulan: Origins. We hope to explore the diverse and multifaceted culture and history of the Philippines. That being said, none of that can happen without your help. Skit auditions are taking place on Tuesday6-7PM, location Newcomb Conference Rm. 360. If you're interested in acting, please sign up here: 

We need more people to sign up for National Anthem and Skit Committee (singers and prop-makers needed!), as well. Also, if you weren't able to sign-up last semester, you can still sign up for First Year Modern and Mega-Modern! If interested in any of those, please sign up on this link: 
The Cult,
Angel Jomuad || aj4dg & 
Jane Canteros || jpc5ev

Hey OYFAm!
Due to time conflicts, we have to cancel Challah for Hunger scheduled for this Wednesday, but we're hoping to schedule another session sometime this month. Stay tuned for updates! 
Thanks everyone!!
Your (Community) Care-Chairs,
Misha (mec9eq) & Celine (cln9ds)


Thank you all for coming to Sushi King after the last general meeting and supporting our Scholarship Fund!! Remember that whenever you go to Sushi King to turn in BOTH of your receipts! Give the customer copy of your receipt to the front desk with OYFA written on it so that they can keep it for their records and so that we can 5% of the proceeds!!! If you run into any problems or are confused on how the sponsorship works, contact one of us for help!
FIRST YEARS THE TIME HAS COME!! Apply for the OYFA Excellence Scholarship here 
DEADLINE TO APPLY:  Sunday March 20, 2016 at 11:59pm!
If you have any questions let us know!
Aaron (aaa4aa) & Iain (ime9mp)


Hey OYFA! The website is back up! If you are planning to run for a board position, be sure to consult the Constitution for information about each position, the election process, etc. 
Best of Luck!
Kevin (kjt9wr)

Student Advisors

In light of the upcoming OYFA & FASA Winter Classic, we will be holding this week's office hours from 3-5pm at Nameless Field. Come out and cheer on OYFA's team as they gear up for Saturday's games!
Have a great week!
Marc (mtn9vv) and Jor (jvt2de)

General Announcements 

CAPAL Internship Opportunity

The Conference on Asian and Pacific American Leadership is now accepting applicants for the 2016 Federal Internship Program and Public Service Scholarship Program. The programs include weekly leadership seminars, networking opportunities, Community Action Projects, and individual mentorship. 


Federal Internship Program

CAPAL places students in internships within the federal government in Washington, DC. Opportunities in regional offices, including California, Texas, and Wisconsin, may be possible. Depending on interests and placement, intern duties vary and may include policy or scientific research, project coordination and management, business, law, communication, and more. Each CAPAL intern will be awarded a $3,000 stipend plus $500 for travel/relocation expenses.


Apply by Sunday, March 7th, 2016


Public Service Scholarship Program

CAPAL offers scholarships of $3,500 to outstanding students serving in unpaid public service internships (nonprofit or government) in the Washington, DC metropolitan area this summer. CAPAL Scholars may not receive any other source of funding. 



Apply by Sunday, March 7th, 2016:


Desired Qualifications

Qualified applicants should have a GPA of 3.0 or above and a demonstrated commitment to public service, including service to the Asian Pacific American community. All current students and ALL MAJORS are welcome to apply. 


Any questions can be sent to

We are reviewing applications on a rolling basis, so we encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible!


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
  • When and where are Barrio Skit auditions? 
  • Are you hype for winter classic? 
  • What's something you learned from ISIP's blurb? 

GL 😊
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