assc retreatThis September the Associated Students of Skyline College (ASSC) went head first into the rest of the semester with its programming, election and civic education events, and even a leadership retreat.

The weekend of September 9, all ASSC members embarked on a leadership retreat to Camp Cazadero in Cazadero, CA. The retreat served as a great leadership strengthening and bonding experience for the council. Participants went through social diversity training and discussed plans for the rest of the semester. The retreat definitely set a great tone for the rest of the year as a council.

LatinX Heritage Month has served as the ASSC’s first month of events this semester. Events this month, through partnerships with LASO and SALSA, serve to honor the LatinX community, educate the campus of LatinX issues, and for the school to come together in the celebration of LatinX culture, food, and music. LatinX, for those who may not know, takes the gender out of the word “Latino” and “Latina” so that the heritage month is more inclusive of all genders and identities. LatinX Heritage Month kicked off on September 15 with a mariachi performance in the quad and pupusas, horchata, and jamaica being served. The rest of the month will continue with events like pottery painting in the Quad and a LatinX music day on October 11.

The ASSC and Learning Communities partnered to host a Debate Watch Party on September 26. Students, staff, and faculty came together to watch the first Presidential debate while enjoying a discussion of our country’s issues, good food, and voter registration tabling. The ASSC similarly has done voter registration on Constitution Day where students were educated about our Constitution and civic engagement. The ASSC will continue voter registration until the cut-off date of October 24.

Article by Dylan O’SHea