Upcoming events discussed at ICC meeting

Senior preview day, ISA global village and a blood drive were some of the events discussed at the Inter-Club Council meeting held on Thursday, March 21.

ICC commissioner Abner “Ace” Caguioa conducted the meeting.

First on the agenda was senior preview day, an open house at Cerritos College for high school seniors. “We are expecting about 1000 attendees this year” Caguioa said. He adds that “this year its just going to be fairs at falcon square with food trucks.”

The senior preview day will be on April 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Active Minds Club announced that it will he holding an event called Post Secret U. Natalie Languren, Active Minds Club member, said that “we’re going to be passing out secrets.”

She adds that students “submit secrets and they’re all anonymous and it’s a way of venting and getting to know each other. The goal of this event is to let students know that ‘you’re not alone with whatever you’re struggling with.'”

The event will be held from April 1 to 11 in front of the library. The Monday and Wednesday hours are noon to 2 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Chicanos and Latinos for Community Medicine member Nancy Morones announced a blood drive that will take place between April 15 and 18. Morones said “Cerritos College will participate in the National Cesar Chavez blood drive challenge” and that “one year we actually ranked fifth and were trying to get back to that.”

Nino Florez, International Student Association member announced the Global Village which encourages clubs to reach out to international students and promote different cultures. “We want international students to feel welcomed here at Cerritos (College).”

Another goal Flores pointed out that the event is an opportunity for clubs to “bolster their numbers” since “not a lot of students that go to Cerritos College are involved with clubs.”

His final points for the Global Village were that it would promote inter-club cooperation and that will also also serve as an opportunity to raise funds.

According to Flores, the “schedule for the ISA Global Village has not been finalized yet.”

Karen Zapien, Operation Outreach Committee member, announced a diversity week that will take place April 22 through 25. According to Zapien, the event will be from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in in Falcon square.

The first day of the event will be themed Earth Day where a recycling drive will be held. Zapien added that “we are going to inform students on different ways to stay green.” Students who give operation outreach four recyclable bottles will be given a BPA (Bisphenol-a) free water bottle.

Bisphenol-a is an industrial chemical used in plastics such as water bottles that may be linked to health problems, according to the Food and Drug Administration.