Deadline approaching to run for the Student Associated Council; Students have until Monday to declare their candidacy

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Rose Vega
Staff Reporter
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Students interested in joining the Student Associated Council for the fall 2018/spring 2019 term have until Monday, March 19 to turn in their candidate forms.

The Student Associated Council is the official organization that represents the students of City College, according to Kim Beyrer, Advisor to the Student Association.

“No experience is necessary, just an openness to learning and working with others,” says Beyrer, also the coordinator for Student Leadership and Development.

The Student Association is made up of two groups: the Clubs and Events Board and the Student Senate. The Clubs and Events Board facilitate student engagement in clubs and campus activities. The Student Senate represents City College at the college, district, state and federal levels, says Beyrer.

“Studies have shown that students who are involved on campus are more successful academically,” says Beyrer, explaining that student government is a great way to meet new people and gain valuable experience.

Miguel Guerrero, international relations major and current president for the student senate, has been in the Student Association for the past three years. He was previously a student senator.

“I want to get involved. I want to help people. I want to be of service to people and help make a change on campus,” says Guerrero, who joined student government to seek change in his life.

Guerrero recalls being somewhat shy and reserved before joining student senate. He thinks that student senate helped to transform him into a better person and encouraged him to project his voice so that he could be heard.

“For those candidates that are running for next year, keep holding on to that passion, keep holding on to that dedication and it will continue to help you throughout your lives,” says Guerrero.

Guerrero encourages all students to get involved on campus and most importantly, to vote in this next election.  

“I think it’s important to vote just as if you were voting for like the president or for an assembly member,” says Guerrero. “Your vote is like your voice. Our job here is to help you out—to listen to you and if there’s something that is not going right on campus, if there’s something wrong, it’s our job to help fix it. We’re like the liaison between our college administration and the students.”

Students vote through eServices in the Elections and Surveys tab Tuesday and Wednesday, April 10–11, from 5 a.m.–11:30 p.m. There will be a free barbecue April 10 to kick off the election.

For more information on how to vote or declare candidacy, visit https://www.scc.losrios.edu/sld/elections/