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February 16th, 2014

A Message from the Executive Board

Hello everyone!

Due to scheduling conflict, OYFA Board Elections will be tentatively be on March 2nd, time and location to be determined. We'll let you know as soon as we have more information!

To be eligible to run and/or to vote, please make sure that you have paid your membership dues ($10) to our treasurer, Justin Trinidad, at least 3 days before elections begin. 

Elections will be conducted in this order: President, Vice President, and then the most contested position to the least contested position. Each candidate will have exactly 3 minutes to give a speech and 8 minutes for Q&A with a possible 5 minute extension. After all the candidates have spoken, there will be 15 minutes of deliberation with 2 possible 15 minute extensions. The outgoing Executive Board Member will be moderating their respective position's election of his/her successor. 

Allan Bagsic
Justin Trinidad

Vice President:
Richard Lay 
Kristine Viray 
Nicole Winfree 

Kim Hall
Nikoe Navarro
Marc Nepomuceno

Corresponding Secretary:
Leangelo Acuna
Andrea Valdez

Recording Secretary:
Zach Abalos 
Melissa Chang 
Elexa Rallos
Caitlyn Syptak
Aaku Tamrakar
Alex Zarzuela 
Kevin Zeng

Nominations and other changes to the roster will be accepted until 11:59 PM on March 1st and may be dropped until the start of elections. If you would like to drop a nomination or switch positions, please email Camille at

Check out the OYFA Constitution at if you have any other questions. Good luck to everyone running and let any of the board members know if you have any questions! 
President - Camille Lorenzana (cal3tt)
Vice President - Edric San Miguel (ems7hm)
Treasurer - Justin Trinidad (jrt8mw)
Corresponding Secretary - Allan Bagsic (acb4ve)
Recording Secretary - Christine Tran (ctt5mx)
We need your artistic talents to design the Barrio 2014 shirts. This year, a portion of the proceeds will be donated towards Typhoon Haiyan Relief. You can send your designs to me ( by February 28th 11:59PM. I will then open a poll to vote on the designs until March 5th. Please follow the guidelines below:
  • Include Typhoon Haiyan Relief

  • OYFA

  • 4 color maximum

  • Optional: The Barrio Theme 2014 - Panibagong Simula (“A New Beginning”)

ALSO, the winner of the contest will receive a free shirt!


Greetings OYFAm! 

Hope has enjoyed their 4-Day weekend in the snow and is ready for the upcoming week of classes!
FIRST YEARS! Hoo's interested in FREE MONEY?!
The time has come to fill out the OYFA Excellence Scholarship Application! Each year, we award this prestigious honor to one outstanding first year who has demonstrated excellence and commitment to OYFA, his/her academics, and greater university involvements. We encourage ALL 1st Years to apply in a chance to win this distinguished award. The deadline for this application is March 16th at 11:59PM. The winner of the Excellence Scholarship will be announced at this year's Barrio Fiesta!
To fill out the Scholarship Application, please click on THIS LINK.
And for entire OYFAm:
Get ready for MAJOR MENTORS/MENTEES! This year, we are installing a new advising program where we will group together OYFAns of the same major to advise and help each other with their academics. 
Upperclassmen, to become a Major Mentor, please fill out THIS FORM.
Underclassmen, to become a Major Mentee, please fill out THIS FORM.
*The deadline for the forms will be next Sunday, February 23rd at 11:59PM.
Thanks everyone!
-Sexy Scholarship, Arnel & Glenn


Hello OYFA!
Please feel free to join us Thursday, February 20th at 7 PM for our Historic and Intercourse Session. We will be playing Jeopardy to learn about various foreign influences on Filipino culture. Examples of countries we will discuss include China, Spain, Japan, and America. These questions will not be incredibly difficult (or really difficult at all) and there will be a prize given to the team who wins! The location will be announced later.
See you there, homies!
Marc Nepomuceno and Elexa Rallos
Your Historic Chairs


Hey OYFAm!
First off, shout out to Kristine Viray for attending W&M's culture show today! It's great to have OYFA's presence supporting another D7 school out there!
We hope you're all ready and excited for the Winter Classic this Saturday at VT! If you plan on going to play or to watch, please fill out this form before tomorrow night, so that Jor and I can start organizing rides. If you need a place to stay Saturday night, we can no longer arrange that for you as the deadline has passed to ask VT to house.
With Conference around the corner, April 4-5 to be exact, we are in crunch mode! That weekend, we will need as much help as possible from any of you that are willing. There are special perks to being a volunteer for FIND, and this very possibly is going to be a once in a lifetime experience for us to host Spring Conference. It would be awesome to say that you played an integral role in that, so please let either Jor or me know if you are interested in volunteering.
Keep up that SFAS theme, and express yourself through the arts! That could be through dances(plug for Barrio), your Tumblr, spoken word, macaroni art. Express yo'self!!
Love in D7,
Jor(jvt2de) & Jasmine(jap8ew)


Thanks to everyone who worked concessions the past couple of weeks! You have no idea how much it means that you guys took the time to help us out! <3
Barrio Countdown: 40 DAYS #omg
Next week, on Thursday, February 27 we will be having BARRIO DAY! Come get hype about Barrio and getexclusive sneak peeks at what we have in store this year! Location and time TBD, so keep an eye out for that!
Check your e-mails for practice dates, times, and locations!
...and remember the 2-strike rule! Please let US or the CHOREOGRAPHER know if you CAN'T participate ASAP.
ALSO, there is a Committee Heads/Choreographers Meeting THIS Wednesday, at 8pm in Chem 303! Let us know if you can't make it.
See what DANCE you're in here, sign up for a COMMITTEE here and don't forget about the RECEPTION after Barrio, which meansFOODDonate a dish for our annual cultural feast! Contact the Food Committee for any questions: Denise Catbay ( and Christopher Lumain (
Barrio-licious definition make them boys go naked,
Culture (Leangelo and Kristine)


Hellooooooo thereeeee!


Social here, woohoooooo.

We don’t have that much for you guys right now, but we do have some big events coming up in the future so keep an eye out for those.


Get excited for


February 28 from 9PM-1AM

Social & Community are bringing you our very first charity bar crawl that will raise money for the HeCares Foundation in the Philippines!

Various bars are participating so get pumped!

We will be releasing that information later on this week.

*This is a 21 and older event but we hope that everyone who is of age will come out, have fun, and support an amazing cause!


Go to the other fun events this week and make sure to go to your Barrio Practices [:

Have a great week/We love you!



Social (Nicole - naw4hr & Danielle - dbe5pj)


PS. Be our friends (please) and hang out with us, we love to be social.

HAHA get it? social. HEHE.LOLOL

Don’t have our numbers? E-mail usssss <3


Hello OYFA!

We are in the midst of creating the 2014 Barrio Program, and we need your help to continue to make it as awesome as it is year after year!

If you are interested in getting an ad space in the newsletter, please check out [this form] and help us share it with your parents! It’s a great way to help personalize the Barrio Program, and to make the Barrio experience an entire family affair. If you would like to see an example of previous ad spaces, you can ask either Eclair Junchaya or Katherine Jiang!

Fourth years, we know it seems soon to think about goodbyes & thank you's, but as Barrio is a little earlier this year, we would really appreciate your help to make this as smooth as possible! Please fill out your [blurbs] by Sunday February 23 :) Check your emails & FB group for more details on this process.




Hey guys!
Winter Classic is less than a week away! If you are attending, make sure to fill out the form in the link down below. As always practice will be on Friday from 3:30 to 5:00. We will look into possibly squeezing in one more practice sometime this week as well, we will keep you updated on that. Come out, support, and get excited!
We still have our IM games on Sunday! Basketball will be at 5:30 and volleyball will be at 9:30. Times may change so lookout for more information!

P.S. Shout out to our IM bball and volleyball teams for awesome wins today :)


Kamusta OYFAm!
Just a reminder that we'll be having our weekly Membership Dinner this Tuesday night at 6PM! We'll be holding it at O'hill Dining Hall, so feel free to come and join us!
As always, if you have someone who's interested in joining OYFA, just let one of us know! Our emails our mar8af and aev9dp :)
Thanks guys!

Student Advisors

Miss us OYFAmily?!


Student advisors are back on the map with some exciting opportunities for you! Ok, not opportunities, but we have an upcoming event this week. Please come out this Thursday, starting at 7pm, to the Historic Session and Intercourse. The Intercourse part is by your lovely student advisors, and we’ll be using it to talk about cultural bonds and how those have affected you through out your whole life!

As always, feel free to email or text us. We know that there are several of you guys running for board. Doan was a board member last year (treasurer), and Michael has worked with board since forever! So we both have LOADS of information to give you. 


Michael Lapuz (mdl3ba, 571 527 9756) &

Doan Phan (tp5re, 757 215 6964)

a.k.a. The Mickey-D’s <3

General Announcements

Interested in finding an internship but don't know where to start? Come out to the Internship Search Strategies Workshop this Wednesday at 6:00 pm in Monroe 124. UCS and a variety of other organizations will be working together to provide you with some tips and ideas on where to get started with your internship search. Pizza and drinks will be provided.
Details: Wednesday, February 19th at 6:00 PM in Monroe 124.
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Submission deadline: March 5
Reception party: April 18 12-2 in Garden V


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Come to Shea House Friday, 2/21 from 6-8PM
=We accept cash & credit=


 The Transfer Student Peer Advisor (TSPA) Program is a student run organization designed to help new transfer students become acclimated at the University of Virginia. TSPAs are primary resources for easing the academic and social transition of new transfer students into the University. You do not have to be a transfer student to apply! This program fosters a strong network of transfer students who can rely upon one another for support, friendship and guidance. TSPAs strengthen this network through academic and social programming for new transfer students as well as through close and frequent contact with their advisees.
More information and an application are available at Applications are dueFebruary 24th at 4PM!
Contact: with any questions.

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Buy raffle tickets to win this Rebecca Minkoff Swing Bag (worth $300) for just $3!! 


AND feel good about it... Proceeds go to support American Heart Month & FIFA! 


Check out our Facebook event and come visit us tabling in Newcomb TOMORROW (Feb. 17th) from 11 - 1 to buy your tickets! 


Winner will be drawn at our Fashion Intern Panel on Wed, Feb. 26th

Get your tickets before it's too late! 

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Join the Most Passionate Pi Chapter of Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc. the Lambda Chapter of Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority, Inc. for a forum about hazing facts, myths, and prevention. 
When: Feb. 20th at 6:00pm
Where: New Cabell 232
Speaker: Ben Rexrode of the UVA Police Department


VSA@UVA presents


Tribute to the Past


Saturday, February 22nd, 3pm - 6pm

@Burley Middle School

Rides from BonnyCastle starting at 2:30pm

Free dinner afterwards

Facebook event:


VSA's annual culture show will include a variety of performances that include Lion dance, skit, fashion show, traditional and modern dances, etc.  Join VSA@UVA this Saturday as we put on these performances and present to you a story from one of the most historic periods in Vietnamese history: The Vietnam War.  Then, join us afterwards for a complementary dinner with authentic Vietnamese food.  Raffles and prizes will also be given away to some members of the audience!  


Then after Tet Show...

Don't miss this once a year kind of party! Join VSA@UVA for a night of fun. Let loose, go crazy, and come dressed for RAVE.


The Chinese Student Association proudly presents this year's Chinafest- Harmony: 你和我. Chinafest is our annual culture show celebrating the Lunar New Year by spreading awareness about Chinese culture through various performances. 
Come join us on March 1st at 3pm for an unforgettable show.
Rides will be given at Bonnycastle circle (Next to old dorms) at 2:30 PM.There will be raffles between acts and free Chinese food afterwards.
Trivia Challenge 

Be the first to answer back with at least one correct answer to be the next featured OYFAN! But wait! If you answer back with both answers by the end of this week (midnight on Sunday), you will be entered into the Week In OYFA Raffle for a chance to win a prize at the next general meeting if you attend! Remember, the raffle is renewed every month so keep participating!

1. When is Conference and who do you contact if you want to volunteer for the event?

2. When is the OYFA Excellence Scholarship Application due?

This week's Featured OYFAn is Kevin Zeng!

Tell us a little about yourself! Hey guys! I'm a First Year in the E-school, anticipating a mechanical engineering major. My hobbies include anything musical, like piano and ukelele. 

Favorite GIF? Idk why i've used this gif the most lately so i'll go with it

Favorite OYFA memory? It would be hanging out with my bigs and grandbig!
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