May 1, 2016

Upcoming events

  • End of the Year Picnic - Wednesday (May 4th) from 11AM - 3PM

Board Announcements

We wanted to thank you all for yet another amazing year with OYFA. Special thanks go to our beloved Fourth Years -- we will miss you all next year. We wish you the best of luck with your future endeavors, and please visit and keep in touch. We cannot wait to see you all again. :)
Also, it’s time for finals! Please be sure to take special care to manage your stress and mental health and support one another. Another resource, Counseling and Psychological Services are available to you if you ever feel like you need additional emotional or psychological support. You can find more information on the website at or you can call them at 434-243-5150. CAPS has been incredibly helpful for many students and they are eager to help you if need be.
As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at if you need anything!
We can’t wait to see you all next year and have a great summer!

Ewan kOYFA (Board)

From Your Recording Secretary

Hello lovely OYFAns <3


It was definitely a pleasure to be able to start off my term on Board and send you guys my not-so-perfect WIOs. I can't wait to greet you guys again next semester and definitely look forward to my flawless WIOs !!


LêcSec (npl3rf)


Hey OYFA! Here’s a bit of news to get your mind off of exams.

Politics: Rodrigo Duterte, Philippines' 'Trump,' Runs on Rape Jokes, Violent Promises


It’s election season in the Philippines - in fact, the presidential elections on May 9th! One candidate, Rodrigo Duterte, is dubbed as the Philippine’s version of Donald Trump. He says he would “he would pardon himself for mass murder and kill any of his children if they were involved with drugs” along with a slew of sexist jokes. Contrary to Trump, Duterte does have strong political experience. As mayor of Davao city, he transformed the murder capital into one of the country’s safest cities. With promises of cutting down corruption and crime, it is not less surprising that 35% of respondents to a poll said they would vote for Duterte. A woman states, “He may be crass and foul-mouthed, but the man has a heart of gold. His advocacy of women and kids are a testament of what he truly is." “I like him for his iron hand against corruption, drugs and crime,” another voter says.

Heritage: Asian-American and Pacific Islander Timeline
With the closing of APAHM, it’s important to look at how laws in the United States have or have not changed for the better.  We’ve come a long way, but there’s still a lot of room for progress!  

It’s been such a pleasure sharing news articles with you all! Thank you for reading and have a nice summer!

Advocacy (mll3mm, az2pj)


Hey everyone!!
Culture would just like to thank everyone who helped out with performances this year! You all are awesome! <3 Best of luck to all of you on your exams, and if you are ever bored over the summer just watch those Barrio videos!!!
Get hyped for the new babies to dance at CultureFest >:) huehuehue
Love ya’ll,

Misha & Stephen


Hey OYFAm!
Thank you so much to everyone who came out to our service event with VSA Service! We made 65 cards for children at the UVA Hospital!! :)

Thank you for all of your service towards the community! Good luck with finals fam and we hope everyone has a wonderful summer!!
<3 OC-D (we want the Dollar$$$)
Oliver (jav4vm) & Celine (cln9ds)


Hey OYFA! We just wanted to remind you that we’ve booked study rooms for finals!! If you plan to use a room, please fill out your name on this google doc!

Good luck with finals and have a great summer! We’ll see you next year!
Gangsta-A and Homie C


we can’t wait to take your pictures next year!
HA HA historicAL,
Aaron (aaa4aa) & Larry (lhh9ep)


We just wanted to wish you guys good luck on finals (YOU CAN DO IT!!) and hope to see all you guys on Wednesday at the picnic!

Jasmin (jvn7ju) & Ky (kn7tj)


Thanks so much for coming to our last Membership dinner! If you haven’t heard already, the End of the Year Picnic is THIS WEDNESDAY at Booker T. Washington Park! Come out for good times and SUPERLATIVES!
Also, the interest form to our Family Head interest form for next year is now open!  Fill it out here. If being a Family Head next year interests you at all, check it out (it’s not binding)!  
Good luck on finals, and thanks for a great ending to the semester! We can’t wait to see your lovely faces next year!  
Boyz II Mem
(mtm4fg) and (jpm5ye)

~new babies droppin fall 2k16~

D7 Representatives

Hey Everyone!
First, I would like to introduce to you my co-chair, John Herrick, our interim D7 representative. Second, as I mentioned in last week’s WIO, D7 Executive Board elections are approaching! The date has been set to Saturday, May 21st. The positions that are available to run for are District 7 include District Chairperson, Treasurer, Secretary, Historian, Webmaster, Public Relations, and Alumni Relations.
If you have any questions or need clarification about these positions and what responsibilities they entail, please do not hesitate to contact us. If you would like to run or if there is anyone in OYFA whom you would like to nominate for any of these positions, e-mail either John or me with their name and what position you would like to nominate them for.
So why should you run for D7 Executive Board? Well, not only does it give you an opportunity to gain valuable leadership experiences, it also opens many networking opportunities. This gives you the chance to work and grow with leaders from other schools in our district, ranging from James Madison University to University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Running for D7 Executive Board provides you with the experience of being part of a larger Filipino community outside of home or UVA, so please consider it.
On that note, we hope everyone enjoys their summer and hopefully we will see you at the End of the Year Picnic or Beach Week. Feel free to contact us even if you don’t have any questions. Good luck on finals fam!
D7nielle (dgr3ce) and John (jah6vg)


Stressed out?
Wish you could turn back times to the good ol’ days of picnics, food with friends, and fun sports games? Well now’s your chance! Come out to the End of the Year Picnic! It’s happening this Wednesday from 11am to 3pm @ Booker T. Washington Park. We’re gonna have food, football, kickball, frisbee, and other fun stuff!
Hope to see you all there!
Alexa and Ronald


What’s good OYFA!

Finals are quickly approaching (literally they start this week) but study breaks are essential so come out to the End of the Year Picnic! Again, it’s this Wednesday (May 4th) from 11AM - 3PM @ Booker T. Washington Park. For any details or questions, refer to the event page on Facebook otherwise feel free to message one of us. Regardless if you’re coming, good luck on finals everyone! Study hard and know that we 100% believe in you (if that means anything). Anyways, have an awesomely great amazing summer and we’ll catch you next year! Social out.
Back Attack (jac6dn & bxc2gn)


Hey Oyfa!
I hope you’re having fun studying for finals because it’s gonna be a looooooooong two weeks.  After that it’s summer! Enjoy all of it and be happy and be merry and be you and idk just have a great summer! I’m looking forward to next year and hope you guys finish strong.
luhh ur webmaster
Chris Fassoth (cwf5tf)

Student Advisors

Hey all!
Thanks to those who came out to our office hours! Final Fridays are lit! We’ll definitely be going again next year.
No more office hours for the rest of week! BUT if have any concerns or worries during finals or over summer, please know you can always reach out to us.
Student Advisors,
Vince Egalla and Elexa ‘poopface’ Rallos

General Announcements

  • Multicultural Graduation
    •  Friday, May 20th right before valediction in the Newcomb Theatre from 1-2:30. That time includes both ceremony and reception. Refreshments and appetizers will be served! It is the first time the AAPA, Middle Eastern, Native American, and Hispanic/Latino communities will share a graduation ceremony.
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