Keep it SASsy, Scripps!

By Francesca Simmons '14, SAS Media Relations Chair

Time for another SAS update, Scripps! As the spring semester gets rolling, SAS is getting busier.

First, and most important: elections. If you are interested in being a member of SAS for the 2012- 2013 academic year, please attend one of the SAS election information sessions. The sessions will happen at 7 p.m. in the Student Union, and will be held on March 5, March 6 and March 7. At least two SAS representatives will be in attendance each night to answer any questions that students might have regarding positions, elections, statements of intent or anything else regarding SAS. Any students interested in the positions of President, CLORGs Chair or Social Activities Chair must have a meeting with the current holders of these positions. That means those interested in President positions should see Antoinette Myers, those interested in the CLORGs chair position should see KC Mautner and those interested in Social Activities Chari should see Lili Salzberg. If you are interested in a particular position on SAS next year, the representatives at the information sessions will also be able to direct you to the appropriate person to contact. Descriptions of the positions will be available at the information sessions.

On a related note, in order to vote in spring elections, students must opt in online. If you opted in for last semester’s elections, you do not need to opt in again. If you did not opt in last semester, the opportunity to opt in is still open through the Academic Portal. Click on the Student tab, and then click on the “Opt In Control” link on the right side of the page. Then select “Yes” and “Update.” That’s it! If you have any general questions regarding elections, please email beheard@scrippscollege.edu.

The SAS Sustainability Chair Julia Howard (whose epic picture is currently being featured on the Scripps College website) is hard at work once again this semester and has updates for students from Malott Commons. Meatless Mondays are returning to specific stations at Malott Commons, with more information regarding where our food is coming from and the health benefits of our dietary choices. On April 5, Malott will be hosting a Copper Chef Competition. Sign-ups will begin after Spring Break, and the winners of the competition will win various prizes and the opportunity to face-off against the Harvey Mudd Silver Chef Competition winners in the spring.

SAS and the Hall Councils will be hosting a series of Hall Dinners every Thursday in the month of March, and SAS is looking to collaborate with CLORGs to host snack this semester as well. If you have any questions, please email the SAS members Madeline Ripley regarding the Hall Dinners and Katharine Hutchins regarding the snack.

Along with elections and collaboration with Malott, SAS has been working on spring programming events for the Scripps Community to enjoy. SAS was selling tickets for the upcoming Smiley ‘80s party this Wednesday in the Student Union at 10 a.m. Tickets are $5, and SAS has 75 tickets to sell. Students are also welcome to go to Pomona to purchase tickets. Remember, the number of tickets is limited, so be sure to get them before they sell out!

Finally, SAS plans to collaborate with It Ends Here and SCORE with future programing such as “Take Back the Night” and “Slut Walk” in order to bring awareness to sexual assault at Scripps and the 5Cs as a whole. Stay tuned for more information.

Thanks for reading. And remember, keep it SASsy, Scripps!