November 28, 2016

Upcoming events

  • Mezeh fundraiser - Monday 11/28, 5:30-8:30 PM
  • Barrio Workshop - Monday 11/28, 8:30-10 PM @ Lambeth Commons
  • Secret Santa - Saturday 12/3,  8-10 PM @ Runk Green Room


Hey OYFA! Christmas and finals are almost upon us so check out some tips for finals and facts about Christmas in the Philippines!

In the spirit of
Secret Santa coming up on Dec. 3rd @ the Runk Green Room 8-10 PM, check out the different ways Filipinos celebrate Christmas here and here!
  • Because the Philippines is 80% Catholic, mass sessions (called Simbang Gabi) are held from December 16 to Christmas Eve. The last Simbang Gabi may have a following feast called “Noche Buena”
  • Paróls are star lanterns made out of bamboo and cellophane and hung during Christmas time
  • Filipinos also celebrate Christmas by lighting fireworks, dancing, present-giving, and singing Filipino Christmas carols!

Finals Stress: Finals season is here! But don’t let that strike fear into your hearts because we KNOW you can handle it and we’ve got some tips here to help you through the next few weeks.
  1. Study sooner and study smarter. Start now, crack open that book as soon as you’re done reading this WIO.
  2. Get some sleep, even if it’s just a few hours. Everyone is more stressed when they’re tired and little issues can become big ones.
  3. Treat your body right with exercise and healthy, non-sugary snacks. Many experts believe that protein will help your brain function better.
Lastly, know that this large amount of studying can cause stress for anyone and sometimes just thinking about your workload can cause more stress. Try to not let that stress get to you and harness that energy into focusing on the tasks at hand. Picture your success and the end of finals week! Read more here, here, and here.

Word of the Week: “pamasko po?” (pa-mah-sko poh) means “Christmas gift, please.” Which is what you will be saying at Secret Santa!

Have a wonderful week everyone!
MOLDing Society (Melissa Lim mll3mm and Oanh Dao ond2sg)



Barrio workshop is Monday 11/28 right after the Mezeh fundraiser! Come through to get a hands on experience of what it’ll be like next semester!

Also don’t forget to sign up for dances and committees! Encourage your friends to do so as well!

Dance sign ups:

Committee sign ups:


Much love,
Stephen (sgl9gd)


Hey OYFA!!

We’re going to raffle off our Kaplan Scholarship (worth $2400) at Secret Santa (12/3)!  Can’t make Secret Santa?  Don’t worry because starting Monday, you can purchase tickets at $3 for one ticket and $5 for two tickets via Venmo (@oyfaatuva). Just write Kaplan Scholarship!!


Grandma Abigail (akh6rb) and Christmas Carol (cp5ae)

D7 Representatives

Asuuuuhh OYFA!

We have no announcements this week. We hope you all had an eventful Thanksgiving Break!

Come out to Barrio Workshop on Monday, November 28th from 8:30-10pm at Lambeth Commons to get a peek at one of OYFA’s proudest and longest standing traditions! Learn about some of the Traditional and Modern dances that will be featured this year at Barrio, or just come and hang out with some of your favorite people on Grounds :)

Your dope af D7 Chairs,
John (jah6vg) & Dani (dgr3ce)

End of the semester hit me like:


Helllooooo OYFA!

Ate too much over Thanksgiving break? Wanna work off all that turkey? Feel free to post on the Chilling Out With OYFA page whenever you’re going to gym or in need a workout buddy! If you want us to reserve specific courts for you guys, just hit us up!

~spoRts chAirs~
Ronald (rpd2ea) and Alexa (amg8tf)


What’s good OYFA!

Hope you had an awesome, food-filled Thanksgiving break! Too bad all the funs over now and the next two weeks will surely be a terrible time, riddled with finals and projects… (kidding, you guys are gonna 100% kill it!) But hey! Then comes winter break and the, wait for it,
SKI TRIP!!! Wow! Be on the lookout for the signup form. As always, stay golden, PonybOYFA.

OPOC (One Penguin, One Chin) ((jac6dn & bxc2gn))



Nothing new from me but I hope you all had a great thanksgiving weekend!  I hope to see yall at the Barrio Workshop this monday from 830pm to 10pm Lambeth Commons, or the Mezeh fundraiser tomorrow at 530pm-830pm, or both!

Chris -cwf5tf-
General Announcements
  • Come enjoy some Chinese food at our annual Dollar Dim Sum event! There will be food ranging from Char Shiu Pork and Shumai to Fried Rice and Dumplings, all for only a $1 each! Don’t know what any of these foods are? Check out our Facebook event to learn more about each dish!
  • Come join the SYZters of Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority, Inc. for a cozy night of hot cocoa (and other yummy snacks!) before you start cracking down on those finals :) Don’t miss this chance to get to know SYZters, especially if you're interested in rushing Sigma Psi Zeta next semester during the Spring! ^_^

    Time: 11.28 (Monday), 8 PM
    Location: 114D Carrollton Terrace
    RVSP here: 
    **Recommended, but optional**

    For more information or questions, please contact Susu Pu ( or Wendy Wu (
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