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Three positions available for ASG, more giveaways in the near future


A new year brings a new semester for the Associated Student Government as they held their first meeting of spring 2022 on Friday, Jan. 28.

The ASG is made up of several student leaders who act as the voice of the student body and work to guarantee all students at City College have equal opportunities to achieve success.

There are now three vacant positions in ASG, as Vice President of Operations and Finance ZhiNing Cui announced she will be stepping down due to a conflict with her class schedule. Student President Allegra Kabukapua Kalombo expressed appreciation for Cui’s work on behalf of ASG.

In addition to the vice president role, the commissioner of clubs and organizations, and secretary are currently open. The positions will be available to any students who are interested in two weeks.

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Student advisor Christopher Johnson kicked off the meeting by presenting the ASG budget for spring 2022.

“Our expenses were zero, we haven’t done any projects at all for sustainability,” he said, and mentioned that COVID-19 has impacted what ASG has been able to do on campus. “We have $44,500 sitting there for projects, this is also a good thing because these projects tend to cost a lot of money.”

The three different funds within ASG are student body, sustainability and representation. The student body fund supports initiatives and operations, sustainability is put towards projects and the representation fund provides support for student governmental affairs and the Chancellor Office’s Student Senate.

Kabukapua Kalombo also provided an update on the “Let’s Get Vaccinated” campaign which held two giveaways this past week, both on campus and online over Instagram.

“The purpose of that giveaway in person was to welcome students and just to know who’s on campus, how many people we have on campus and who reads the emails,” Kabukapua Kalombo said.

On campus, students were able to check-in at the main table on East Campus, while remote students filed out a survey on Instagram in order to enter the giveaway for a chance to win a prize.

According to Kabukapua Kalombo, the survey drew 277 total responses, with 102 in-person submissions. 

“It was really fun to watch and fun to discuss with people, interact with them, and put a smile on someone’s face,” she said. “That’s really something that we wanted to do.”

The ASG will plan for more giveaways in the future as part of the vaccination campaign. It is part of an overall goal Kabukapua Kalombo discussed to increase activities that interact with students, as well as partnering with clubs in hopes to get more people on campus.

The ASG will reconvene next Friday, Feb. 4.

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