ASG Game Room & Lounge Is Now Open Until 9PM!
Unknown to many, the Associated Student Government Lounge has new hours. Since we now have hired a new Evening Attendant, we are able to be open until 9PM from Monday through Thursday. We also have the game room available for Air Hockey, Pool and Table Tennis. The projection screen is also available to be used as needed for video games and movies. Everything is available for check-out at the ASG office. We are also planning to offer Movie Night. We hope to get more input from our students on which movies are popular for all to enjoy. In addition, we also offer to take pictures so as to make Student Identification cards. All that is needed is to bring in a Student Schedule Bill for proof of purchase.
We are currently having Pool and Air Hockey Tournaments on Tuesdays and Thursdays this whole month. Please come and get signed up and join in on the fun! We would like to have suggestion on which programs or entertainment our students would like to have.
There is plenty of room available to use for studying or to have study groups. We welcome all suggestions to make the “college experience” more enjoyable for all. Our Oxnard College faculty and staff are welcome to suggest ways for us to help them make their classes easier for, not only their students but all OC students as well.
Black History Month Celebration
During February we promoted Black History Month here at the Oxnard College Associated Student Government Lounge. We successfully kicked off the celebration with movie night. The featured film “Selma” is a great film based on the on the historic 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches led by James Bevel, Hosea Williams, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and John Lewis. Our Associated Student Government provided free hotdogs and refreshments for all.
Later in the month we hosted a motivational speaker, Tony Magee author of “Can't Shove a Great Life In to a Small Dream: 12 Life-Essentials to Match Your Dreams to the Life You Want.”, an amazing event that inspired everyone in attendance. After the event, Mr. Magee autographed his books to each and every student who was in attendance. The event was catered with delicious food from CJ’s BBQ in Oxnard.
Oxnard College says "No More Sexual Assault"
In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Oxnard College is hosting its first annual “NO MORE” event. Our student guests, Health Center and Oxnard College Campus Police will be talking about the impacts of sexual assault, and how to get involved in order to end rape. At the end of the conference, any funds raised will be donated to the Joyful Heart Foundation. A check will be sent to Mariska Hargitay A.K.A Olivia Benson in Law & Order SVU, founder and CEO of Joyful Heart Foundation. Please stand in solidarity to say: NO MORE!
Women's History Month Celebration
During the month of March, Oxnard College Celebrated the many women in history and in our community that have dedicated their lives to serving others.
On March 17th, the Associated Students hosted a movie afternoon, previewing the “One Woman, One Vote” documentary. Government of Oxnard College for a viewing of this inspirational film about the women's suffrage movement.
From the infighting, alliances, and betrayals women endured, to when women won the right to vote with the passing of the 19th Amendment in 1920.
We closed the month’s celebration with an event celebrating local leaders in our community.
Mayor Pro-Tem Carmen Ramirez, Lighthouse Representative Joann Porras and Student Activities Specialist, Gabriela Rodriguez shared their story in leadership and promoted the importance of not only getting involved in the community but working to transform lives in Oxnard. The women’s celebration ended with cake and delicious food catered from Baja Fresh.
5 de Mayo Celebration:
An Abridged History of Mexico’s Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Cinco de Mayo is a celebration held on May 5. The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. In the United States, Cinco de Mayo is sometimes mistaken to be Mexico's Independence Day—the most important national holiday in Mexico—which is celebrated on September 16.
Cinco de Mayo has its roots in the French occupation of Mexico, which took place in the aftermath of the Mexican–American Civil War of 1846–48. Late in 1861, a well-armed French fleet stormed Veracruz, landing a large French force and driving President Juarez and his government into retreat. Moving on from Veracruz towards Mexico City, the French army encountered heavy resistance from the Mexicans close to Puebla, at the Mexican forts of Loreto and Guadalupe. The 6,000-strong French army attacked the much smaller and poorly equipped Mexican army of 2,000. Yet, on May 5, 1862, the Mexicans managed to decisively crush the French army, then considered "the premier army in the world".
The Battle of Puebla was important for at least two reasons. First, although considerably outnumbered, the Mexicans defeated a much better-equipped French army. "This battle was significant in that the 2,000 Mexican soldiers were greatly outnumbered by the well-equipped French army of 6,000 that had not been defeated for almost 50 years." Second, since the Battle of Puebla, no country in the Americas has subsequently been invaded by any other European military force.
Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration
Oxnard College hosted the very first Asian / Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration. On May 10th, the anniversary of the completion of the transnational railroad, keynote speaker, Jeannie Eamnarangkool shared the many contributions of the Chinese American community and traditions of her culture. She also shared the many pressures she personally experienced pursuing higher education and striving for perfection.
After our keynote speaker, students and staff enjoyed delicious Philippine food from local restaurant, Broasted Chicken.