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November 17th, 2013

A Message from Executive Board:

Hey OYFAns! 
On behalf of OYFA Board and Council, we just want thank everyone who has helped us out so far in our Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fundraising Campaign! We really could not have one it without you all. We have raised over $3,000 so far! 
This week, OYFA will be helping out the Darden Student Association with their Typhoon Haiyan Relief Drive until this Thursday, November 21st! The family heads will be collecting items so please look out for more information from them on when they can collect the stuff from you guys! If you are not in a family but still would like to donate any goods, please email and we will arrange something! The list of items that you can donate is on the flyer below. 
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OYFA Class Penny Wars are STILL going on! We will have the money jars at Barrio Workshop tomorrow but you can also give money to the people in charge of the change for each class! 
4th Years: Camille Lorenzana and Edric San Miguel
3rd Years: Justin Trinidad and Allan Bagsic
2nd Years: Christine Tran and Leangelo Acuna 
1st Years: Elexa Rallos and Madelyn Luansing
Pennies are positive points, the rest are all negative points. The class with the least negative/most positive points win! The last day we will be collecting change is at Thanksgiving Potluck on November 24th, and the winning class will be announced at the end. So keep collecting change! 
Thank you again for your continuous support, and be on the lookout for more typhoon relief fundraising events! 


Thanks to everyone who came out to support our very awesome and sexy babies at Go Global Expo yesterday! I know it meant a lot to them and us as Culture Chairs <3. If you missed their performance the links are here:
Now that Global Expo is's time to shift gears into BARRIO 2014!
TomorrowNovember 18 is our Barrio Workshop at 7:30pm in Runk Green Room! Come get a crash course on what Barrio is all about!
Keep signing up for dances & committees!
Culture (Kristine & Leangelo)


Kamusta OYFamily!
A few important announcements -
Get excited for this year's Thanksgiving Potluck! Each of your respective families will be bringing delicious, home-cooked food to share with everyone at 7PM in Lambeth Commons on Sunday 11/24. Remember you must be a paid member to eat, so please pay the $10 membership dues to our treasuredaddy, Justin Trinidad, if you haven't already! You don't want to miss out on the food!
Since it's almost the holiday season, we'll be having our annual OYFA Secret Santa! If you'd like to participate, fill out the form here. Event details are TBD, but get ready for a wonderful time with your fellow OYFAns and spread that holiday spirit! Also, we heard that Santa might be coming....
In other news, we have booked rooms in Clark for this upcoming Tuesday (Room 155 9PM-2AM)  and Thursday (Room 156 9PM-2AM) if anyone would like to come and study/chill with us! Hope to see you guys there :)
And last but not least, our weekly Membership Dinner will be tomorrow, Monday November 18th at 6:30PM! We'll be eating at Runk Dining Hall so that we can go right to Barrio Workshop in the Green Room right afterwards!
That's all for now - make sure to mark your calendars!



China Ball is a 5 v 5 basketball tourney between the different APA orgs at UVA.  It is this Saturday from 2-4 at Slaughter.  If you play basketball, come play.  If you don't, come watch! It'll be a lot of fun :)

Do YOU want to beat Tech? Want to win $250 for OYFA's Relay fundraising team? Join our OYFA team Wed-Thurs this week, and the team to recruit the most members during this period will get $250 applied toward their fundraising efforts! And if UVA recruits the most members, we get bragging rights against Tech!



Come celebrate the kick-off of Barrio Season by stopping by Runk Green Room at 7:30PM tomorrowMonday the 18th, and learn more about the various ways to get involved! Don't forget to sign up for Barrio as well!
And a reminder, please keep the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in your thoughts and prayers.


Hello there, you fine lookin' piece of sweetness

If you weren't at the last meeting, we announced the unfortunate cancellation of FIND Dialogue due to complications with the venue. So instead to promote interactions within D7, Jor and I are working with some peeps from FACT@VCU to plan out some activities for this Saturday, November 23 in Richmond! If you're interested in going, it will be either a day trip or a night trip depending on what you want to do, so fill this out! Come out to Culture's Barrio Workshop tomorrow night, because we'll be in charge of Skit stuff, and it'll be a great time!
Keep in mind that this month's SFAS theme is Culture and Traditions, so ponder that for the rest of this month ;D


Holiday Sharing

It’s that time of year again! This year are participating in Madison House’s holiday sharing program. We are collecting donations to give to a family of 7. Please see this form for more information. Any donations will be much appreciated!

Thank you for your support!

Happy Thanksgiving :)



Happy Sunday OYFamily,

We hope you all had a great time at Triple Threat: Go Global Expo Afterparty!

Shout out to the babies for putting on an awesome performance at Go Global Expo, you guys were AMAZING!

The annual OYFA Ski Trip is going to be on January 3-4, 2014. We want to gauge interest from everyone to see who would like to go. This is a really fun trip and a great time to bond with fellow OYFAns outside of the normal school year. You can ski or snowboard on the trip or you can just come to hang out with people, it’s up to you :]

Just fill out this form and let us know 

(thanks to those who have already filled this out!)

Ski Trip Interest Form


Social (Danielle - dbe4pj & Nicole - naw4hr)

Student Advisors

Feeling competitive OYFAmily?

Then come to student office hours this Friday from 1pm-3pm to participate in the first ever EXTREME HAND TURKEY drawing competition. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, which is coming up close (YES BREAK), we are hoping you all can come out and join us in drawing hand turkeys (throwback to first grade anyone?). The winner of the best look hand turkey this side of the USA will be given a wonderful prize by your lovely student advisors, though we have yet to figure out what. Here are some examples to start those creative juices flowing: EXTREME TURKEY DRAWINGS

As always, please let us know if you want to talk about ANYTHING. Somebody up in yo business? Tell us. Don’t know what to do with yo business? Tell us. We’re always available to talk :)


Michael Lapuz (mdl3ba, 571 527 9756) &

Doan Phan (tp5re, 757 215 6964)

a.k.a. The Mickey-D’s <3

General Announcements

Join ONE@UVA for 
FREE PIZZA at our 
Next General Meeting 
at 7pm Minor 130 on Tuesday, November 19th
We'll reveal the grand prize we recently won and learn about how you can stop AIDS

Come out to Shea House Friday, November 22nd from 5-8pm for CSA's fundraising event Dollar Dim Sum! Each Dim Sum dish is homemade and will be only $1 each!  Free almond jelly for members. Click here for the FB EVENT
CSA's 3rd Annual Charity Basketball tournament Chinaball will be on Saturday, November 23rd, 2 pm at Slaughter Gymnasium! Proceeds will benefit the charity Wild Aid:China. Sponsors include Hot Cakes, Wings Over Charlottesville, Raising Cane's, Smoothie King, Slice, Sweet Frog, Greenberry's and more! Come out to win one of their raffle prizes and watch your team.  Click here for the FB EVENT!

TSA Presents: Super Bowl
Come have some authentic beef-noodle soup with TSA for FREE.
Time: 11/23/13 from 12-2 (first come first serve)
Location: Shea House

Interested in Economics?
Come hear about current research in Economics and the work that won the Nobel Prize this year!
This seminar will take place this Monday, Nov. 18th at 2PM in Clark 156.
Professor of Economics Edwin Burton will be discussing the winning work of three Americans on trendsetting in asset markets.
All students are welcome!
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. Which OYFA committees are running the Barrio Workshop tomorrow?

2. I choreographed the Pagapir dance at Barrio Fiesta last year! Guess Hoo?

This week's Featured OYFAn is Nico Braun!

Tell us a little about yourself! My name is Nico and I'm a 4th year, born and raised in Haiti. I'm an easy-going guy, love to play sports (mainly soccer though). I will be graduating next May with a degree in Computer Science and a minor in Business Spanish. When I'm not out playing soccer, I'm probably watching soccer or talking about it. Other things I love to do are listen to music (EDM and Haitian music are my favorite but I like everything), watch movies (hit me up for some movie nights!), or sleep. Shout out to my Lubi-Lubis, my Singkils, Luc Pham's lineage, and my littles (Anuja, Jonathan, Kishan, Laura).

Favorite gif? I have two at the moment.
1) -> because this is just perfect 2) -> Cristiano Ronaldo ponders life (and size)

Favorite OYFA memory: It's got to be Barrio of last year. I wasn't very active in OYFA before but I did Igorot last year (because my big signed me up for it without telling me) and it was really amazing. I got to know a lot of people (including my brother Ronald Middleton) at practice and I had a lot of fun. Sign up for dances everyone!

Answers to the previous trivia questions: 
 OYFA Symposium featuring Rex Navarrete!

2. Lauren Baldonaldo

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