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Student- Worker Perspective

Among the bustling students of Hagan Hall lies a small, yet busy room that plays a huge role for the campus as a whole. This place is the Assumption College mailroom, where I have spent the last two summers as a work-study. I had applied for many jobs prior, but was not having much luck. Then it was brought to my attention that there were a lot of jobs I could get right on campus. I searched the Portal for different opportunities and then I found that the mailroom was looking for help, so I applied. After meeting with my boss, I got the job and started as soon as school let out for summer break. This being my first job, I was very nervous and did not know what to expect. After day one, I got more and more used to the way the mailroom worked and what needed to get done each day. Which leads me to the point of this article, what is a normal day as a work-study in the mailroom like?

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SGA Update

Hello Le Provocateur Readers, my name is Ele Eastwood and I am the Senate Speaker for the Assumption College Student Government Association. I wanted to take the time to thank you for reading this section and taking a look at some of the things SGA has been up to this semester. First off we had special elections in all the grades. I can’t stress to the student body how important it is to make a ruckus and know who is on student government. For the past three years, there has been complaint after complaint about the sunlight streaming into students eyes during dinner at Taylor. I’m happy to say after three years the windows are now tinted (or about to be tinted) so people can eat without sunglasses on or weaving behind your friend's shadow.

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Campus Views

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RA Perspective

I remember how nervous and excited I was during my first year move in day. One of the first people I met while huge football players helped me carry my belongings into my room was my RA, Kayla. Immediately, Kayla made my family and I feel a lot more calm about the chaos that was taking over the first floor of Desautels Hall. My dad has a terrible memory, and he still remembers exactly how much he loved meeting Kayla because of her enthusiasm and passion in assuring us it would be a great year.
Going into my sophomore year, I knew I wasn’t ready to take on the responsibilities that came with a position in Residential Life. The following year, as a rising Junior, I decided that I was up for the challenge and excited to see if I could become an RA.

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"Destress Fest" will return for finals

Finals are without a doubt one of the most stressful times of the year for students, with so many exams or papers due in such a short period of time. While dealing with this much stress it is important to be able to take a minute for yourself and not focus on finals. Peers Advocating Wellness for Students (PAWS) aims to help students do this by providing activities on the study day to break the cycle of the stress that is studying for finals. As the Mental Wellness Educator for PAWS, one of my responsibilities is the planning and executing of this event, called Destress Fest. I thought it would be helpful to answer some of the questions students have had about this event.
Q: What actually is Destress Fest?
A: Destress Fest is an event put on by PAWS at the end of the semester on the study day (December 8th). It is meant to provide students with stress relieving activities as they prepare for upcoming finals.
Q: Where is it taking place this year?

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AC Interfaith Alliance

So, let me tell you a story…
Ever since I was little I went to church on Sunday and tried to follow along with the service. I wasn’t old enough to understand the true meaning which made each minute feel like an hour. I was anxiously waiting for the community brunch afterwards because that meant that I got to eat all the cinnamon rolls and cookies I wanted. My friends and I took off with our goodies and hid in all our favorite nooks and crannies. My family was extremely involved in church, my mom taught the little ones during Sunday school and my brother and I were in the children’s choir. I sang all the classic songs as loud as I could and wore the itchiest robes. I looked forward to church because that was what Sundays were all about.

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CAB's "real world" applications

If you walk into Charlie’s and ask the students in one of the offices or working one of the many tables for their clubs and organizations what they have gained from an Assumption education, the answers will be endless. There are friendships, values, experiences and the ever-so-important professional experience.
For a lot of organizations, professionals in future careers will immediately recognize their role and understand what a student leader did in their time at Assumption College. Campus Activities Board (CAB) is a little different sometimes. Each campus has a different name and a different acronym, and sometimes they are under a different organization. Even stranger is the nature of the organization – we plan events and at first glance, that seems like it will only be beneficial to someone directly entering that field.

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AC ALLIES Rendezvous a success

AC Allies presented its third annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer Rendezvous Plus on October 25, 2016 and it was an amazing event. The LGBTQ+ Rendezvous took place in campus’ very own Tinsley room and hosted by the African, Latino/Hispanic, Asian and Native American Network’s Ambassador senior Tyra Talbot and Student Government Association President Jeffrey Letourneau. LGBTQ+ Rendezvous consisted of special performances from senior Jurnee Ware and Hound Sound, including gift card raffles and activities. This event was targeted to supply Assumption students and facility members with information essentially educating us on the LGBTQ+ community.

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SOPHIA students help Haiti

I think it was a Monday when Professor Hodgen approached our class about giving to Haiti. It was a curious way in which he approached us. As usual, we all chatted happily with our friend groups, shouting across the room to each other and running up to each other's desks with the news of our days.
He entered the room with his bag as usual, but also with a stack of six or seven little red buckets in hand. I knew as soon as he started our class announcements that the buckets had something to do with us.
He cleared his throat and looked over at us. "I don't know if you've been keeping up with the news, but things are pretty bad down in Haiti. I was wondering if you guys might maybe want to do something to help." Now, I don't know if you know Professor Hodgen, but he is one of the gentlest people that I have met. He requested this of us in that same manner.

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Merely Players

This fall, Assumption College’s Merely Players will be performing William Shakespeare’s comedy The Taming of the Shrew, spoken in modern English. Co-director Julia Stevens said, “Since we modernized the dialogue, it will be easier for everyone to understand and to enjoy.” The Taming of the Shrew served as the basis for beloved 90’s flick 10 Things I Hate About You starring Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger.

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