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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

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Senate meeting ends with formation of student committees

Vice president Charles Caguioa adresses the senate for an Oct. 1 meeting. Photo credit: Sebastian Echeverry
Vice president Charles Caguioa adresses the senate for an Oct. 1 meeting. Photo credit: Sebastian Echeverry

The Cerritos College student Senate met Wednesday, Oct. 1, to discuss the creation of student committees and have the committees focus on details of campus.

Student Body Vice-President Charles Caguioa felt the meeting went well and was happy to have the student committees organized.

“We definitely got a lot of things across that we needed to take care of,” he said. “We had a lot of our committees set up and are going to begin looking at particular details that has been happening in school.”

Various campus clubs presented appeals to the senate, discussing trips and conventions the different clubs would like to visit.

Clubs, such as the S.T.E.M. Club, Skeptics Society and the Bio Chem Club approached the senate to ask for money reimbursements in order to pay for the trips they (the clubs) are planning.

“We got to see a lot of different event presentations here in senate that are looking for funding,” Caguioa said. “If the events are really looking into the betterment of our campus, I hope they (the events) do get the funds that they need especially if they give great contribution to our school.”

Dean of Student Services Gilbert Contreras also made his voice heard at the meeting.

He believes that ASCC needs to be worked on, even when the school goes through low periods of activity such as the summer.

“It’s a challenge over the summer, the election process only elects the student trustee and the president and the vice president,” Contreras said. “So if there is any action that requires the student body to enact legislation, it’s only to those little that are around.

“There is no senate to approve and very little student feedback to make decisions.”

Contreras understands that bylaws allow the student president and vice president to take action; however, that is not how he wishes student government to operate.

“We want to be very transparent and have student input and have the ability to discuss issues that would affect students,” he said.

Student Body President Miles Aiello spoke at the meeting, as well.

According to President Aiello, Student Trustee Daniel Flores informed him of a informational meeting about the new CEO of the campus.

“Students can go and say what they want in their new CEO for the campus,” Aiello said.

He also mentioned to the senate that a task force will be formed to bring back old classes that are no longer in Cerritos’ systems.

“In 2008, classes were cut and they (the college) created a list of those classes,” Aiello said.

Dr. JoAnna Schilling has reopened that list and a task force will be established to look at what classes should be added back to the catalog, according to Aiello.

The next senate meeting will be Wednesday, Oct. 8, in room BK111 and 112 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.


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Sebastian Echeverry, Editor in Chief
Hello all, my name is Sebastian Echeverry and I am the Editor-in-Chief for the fall 2015 semester. I have been working for the newspaper for four semesters now and slowly climbed the ranks from staff writer, to assistant sports editor, to sports editor, news/managing editor and finally the big cheese. My interest in journalism began when the twin towers fell on September 11 and the U.S. invaded Iraq. Global news coverage of airstrikes in Baghdad plagued the media and my father who served in the Colombian military would sit with me and explain what was going on to me. I was only eight years old at the time, so putting politics aside, I was only interested in how reporters on the front lines were seeing history unfold in front of them. Since then, I enjoyed reading and writing especially about global news. My first taste of research was for a high school paper about the militias still active in the U.S. I remember sipping some brew outside on the Coffee Bean's patio and being swallowed up by data, and liking it. I Currently have a part time job at Calvin Klein, my favorite sport is soccer and I love, Barcelona, Chelsea and Borussia Dortmund. I also enjoy watching hockey and my favorite team there is the Detroit Red Wings, yeah weird I know. I'm an easy person to approach and talk to and if you have story ideas let's get cracking on them! my email is: [email protected] My Twitter is: C_bass581141 My Instagram is: onlyc_bass5 and for giggles my snapchat is: onlyc_bass5
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