October 9, 2016

Upcoming events

  • Filipino Food Night on Thursday, October 13th from 5:30-8:30pm at St. Thomas Aquinas
  • OYFA/VSA Alumni Panel on Friday, October 14th from 5-7pm at Newcomb South Meeting Room 
  • Homecoming Tailgate on Saturday, October 15th at 10am in Garden IX 

Board Announcements

Hi hi OYFA!

Homecomings weekend is one of our most awaited events as we are able to catch up with our beloved alumni whom we are not able to see often (or at all) during the year!

Join our
Homecoming Tailgate on Saturday, October 15th at 11am in Garden IX. Come through we have good food! Everyone will also be looking so glam it's an amazing opportunity for pictures!

There will be a a bar night at St. Marteen's Cafe! underclassmen is welcomed to join the alumni!


We still have an open Interim Culture Chair position on OYFA’s Executive Council. Please use this form to nominate candidates for Interim Elections: Click me! If you have any questions about the Interim Election process, feel free to contact Madelyn (mtl3jx) or Alex (aez3eb).



Iiiiit’s midterm season!! We hope you’re all doing well academically and mentally! Take a study break and read about #IAmAnImmigrant Day, evaluate your mental health, read about mental health stigma in the Asian community, and learn a new Tagalog word.

Dialogue: OYFA will be co-sponsoring “#IAmAnImmigrant Day” with LSA, MELC, and other orgs on November 1st! It will be a 2-part event where people tell their story of about immigrating to, assimilating, and living in America. We need a speaker from OYFA to share his/her story and a slam poet who can write and perform a piece about immigration. So if you’re interested pleaseee sign up here! :


Mental Health: Take a study break to read about the stigma of mental health in Asian communities in “The Silence About Mental Health in South Asian Culture is Dangerous”. Compared with other ethnic groups, Asian Americans underuse mental health services that result in delayed treatment and higher attrition rates.

“There’s no inherent value in silence. There’s no value in pretending that we’re never hurt. There’s no shame in needing medicine; there’s none in confession either. We don’t have to cling to the illusion of perfection. We have everything, but life is a double-edged sword. When we tell each other this, we might risk our reputation. But this is the only way we can survive.”

And with midterm season upon us, take a moment to evaluate your mental health with this short quiz and learn how to better manage stress and anxiety!

Word of the Week:
“Pagkalinga” (pag - kah - ling - a) means “to care”

Have a wonderful week everyone, take care of yourselves and take care of each other <3

MOLDing Society (Melissa Lim mll3mm and Oanh Dao ond2sg)


Hey everyone!!

For those of you who have been coming out to practice, thank you so much! Hope you all are having fun :)

Once again, check this doc for the upcoming practices:

We still need boys for the Partner dances!! So sign up here!!!!!

You guys are doing great! Keep up the great work and see you all at practice!
Stephen (sgl9gd)


Helloo OYFA!

Make sure to mark your calendars for OYFA’s 4th Annual Lakas 5K: Mad Glow Run, benefitting Relay for Life and the HeCares Mission!
Come out on Friday, October 21st from 6-9pm at Nameless for the time of your lives! It’s LITerally LIT!! There will be raffles, live music, and free food, and all runners get a free T-shirt!

Take advantage of the Early Bird price while you still can! REGISTER NOW at: http://oyfaatuva.com/lakas.php

Also, make sure to check out our volunteer spotlight this week on Caitlyn Syptak and her involvement with AKDPhi and Breast Cancer Awareness Month!!


<3 COmmunity
Celine (cln9ds) & Oliver (jav4vm)



Filipino Food Night is this Thursday, Oct. 13 from 5:30-8:30 pm at St. Thomas Aquinas Church.  If you’re interested in performing, please sign up by filling out this form:

Performers get a discount on food :)

We’re also hosting an OYFA/VSA Alumni Panel this Friday, Oct. 14 from 5:00-7:00 pm in Newcomb South Meeting Room.  Come and listen to UVA alumni speak about their undergrad and postgrad careers and have a chance to network.  Cookies will be provided!



come eat food with us
this thursday, it will be cools
see everyone there

          -       a historic haiku

to expand upon scholarship’s announcement about filipino food night, little manila will be catering (a local filipino food truck that also regularly sets up at the farmers market)!! come out to see the awesome performances, eat great food, and enjoy even greater company. hope to see everyone there!
Aaron (aaa4aa) & Larry (lhh9ep)


Thank you to everyone who came out to the PR-Historic Therapy Session! We hope you had fun and wish you luck with any upcoming exams.

jvn7ju $ kn7tj


Happy Sunday OYFA!

First off, BIG THANKS to all of you who came out to our FIRST MEM DINNER (over 50 peeps, ~incredible)!  This Thursday, we’re looking forward to eating food with you guys at Filipino Food Night yum, then we’ll have mem dinner again the next Thursday (Oct 20)! More details coming, but we can’t wait to feast again.

Second, if you haven’t heard of OYFA Assassins… you will.


Watch out,
joe and mark (jpm5ye & mtm4fg)

D7 Representatives


Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who came out to Hoo Am I and that I hope everyone enjoyed the discussion we had.

I hope everyone is getting hype for
9TH ANNUAL D7 OLYMPICS!!!!!!!! Remember that it is the 22nd of October at JMU!!!!!!

Here’s a video of us beating VCU in Tug o War the last time Olympics was hosted at UVA: https://www.facebook.com/iusejufranonmyspam/videos/10202059708795807/

Now that we’ve sent out an interest form, here’s the form for rides and housing:

Also, we are opening up the interest form for the Mare/Pare program. This program pairs you with a student from a different D7 school with the goal of forming a meaningful friendship that supports you socially and academically. The best part of this program is that you will always have a friendly face to see when you go to D7 events. Here’s the link to sign up!

Just want to end this with a throwback to the 2014 Olympics:
~Leandro staring too hard at the booty~

Your loving D7 Parents,



As our Football season is wrapping up, we just want to say thank you to everyone who has come out this semester! We had an amazing regular season with a lot of good wins are are looking forward to more as playoffs continue.

Next up is IM Basketball!!! Get ready to hit the courts and get buckets come late October when IM’s start. Be on the lookout for dates and times!



What’s good OYFA!

No new news from us this week. Thanks for coming out to Date Auction and supporting our auctionee, the pokeman himself- Dorian Nguyen! Good luck with exams and hope to see you all soon!

Jack and Barry (jac6dn & bxc2gn)


Hey guys!

Nothing new this week, but don’t forget to register for Lakas!  All the details can be found here.  http://www.oyfaatuva.com/lakas.php


Student Advisors

What up!

Office Hours will be:
Friday, 14 October | 4 PM | Newcomb Game Room
They got board games, pool, ping pong, and your favorite student advisors.
Come to get advice, to hang, or get crushed at pool!

Join us for office hours and then we can head over to the Alumni panel!

Vince (vce6bx) & Butt (epr5fj)
General Announcements
  • Join JEI for our annual interfaith dialogue at Sleepout for the Homeless. This years topics will be charity and social responsibility. We look forward to an interesting open discussion on this topic. Light snacks will be provided and there is a WaJew BBQ at 6pm right before!
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