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SGA Perspective

Hello Hounds. I hope you are all enjoying your first few weeks on campus. My name is Jeff Letourneau, and I am the President of the Student Government Association (SGA). As this is my first column for the Provoc this year, I thought it would be helpful to give you a brief background of who I am and why I chose to run for SGA President. I am a senior from Methuen, Mass. and I am majoring in political science with minors in philosophy and law, ethics, and constitutional studies (LEX).

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SEND Mission Trip

Before the sun had even risen on that May morning in New England, 10 Assumption students including myself were up and beginning our SEND trip to Pine Ridge, S.D. Everyone piled into a large van that would take us to the airport, and, with bags under our eyes, the van turned the Assumption driveway, and we were off.
We had all previously met and spent a little time together, but being from all different years and majors, there was a great variety of students. We didn’t know what to expect from the trip; everyone was a little nervous but at the same time extremely excited.
From the moment we all boarded that van, there was an immediate connection between all members of the group. Even though we were all just about half asleep, there was an overarching feeling of comfort before the service trip had even started.

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Musical in the making

For those of you who like acting, singing, dancing, or just want to get more involved on campus, I have a suggestion for you. Every year, the Assumption College Musical Department produces a musical. A few professionals are hired to direct and run the musical, and the actors are largely Assumption students. It provides a great opportunity for gaining experience in theater, and it is a lot of fun to do.
I can personally attest to how worthwhile doing this show is because I performed in Assumption’s musical last year. It was one of the best experiences of my life. The director, dance coach and voice coach were all very good and incredibly easy to work with. Thankfully, all three will be working on the musical again this year. The cast members were amazing. I made some great friends from that group over the semester, and my experience is not at all unusual.

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We, the "good" people

“To be is to do” —Socrates.
“To do is to be”—Jean-Paul Sartre.
“Do be do be do”—Frank Sinatra.
—Kurt Vonnegut

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Decisions, Decisions

To decide? Or not to decide?

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Agape Latte encourages students to ask questions

Are you interested in getting involved on campus but are unsure of the right way to do so that best suits your personal interests? Perhaps due to your busy schedule, you are looking for an event that requires no preparation ahead of time but is always rewarding and worth your time? Look no further than Agape Latte. Agape Latte is a program that began at Boston College through their department of Campus Ministry and is now a new focus area in Campus Ministry at Assumption College, playing an integral part on our campus. The word “agape” is a Greek word that translates to “unconditional love” or the love of God. Originally introduced to the Assumption community in spring 2014, Agape Latte focuses on a member of the College community interacting with students, speaking about how their profession, faith and journey have shaped their lives and the people they are today. It is held once every month, three times during the semester.

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CAB's first meeting is a success

Every Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. students congregate in the Student Activities Resource Room (SARR) and carry on the task of planning many of Assumption College’s student events. Did you have your picture taken outside of Des on the first day of classes? Maybe your roommate won a PS4 at bingo? Did you travel off campus for a free trip to the Wrentham Outlets? Then you have come to an event sponsored by the Campus Activities Board (CAB).
CAB coordinates all of these events through the efforts of their executive board and their weekly CABbie meetings. CAB executives have been working on some of their events since April, but a lot of their work happens through the creativity and efforts of the CABbies. The meetings on Wednesday provide an opportunity for CAB to pick the brains of the student body to plan even bigger and better events.

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A.L.A.N.A

The summer was all fun, games and work until mid-August struck and the back-to-school blues began. Every year, I am usually beyond ready for the school year to begin and to move back in with my friends, but this year was different. When move in day rolled around, I struggled to pack all my things. I felt so unprepared, unexcited and scared that my senior year was about to begin. After my semester abroad, I felt unfamiliar with the campus I used to call home, but nothing welcomed me back more than the A.L.A.N.A. Network.

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Advocates for the "whole life" movement

The mission of Assumption College’s Advocates for Life has always been to work to protect and educate on the inviolable value of life. Now, we are taking that mission a step further to foster the intersectionality of the whole life movement. “The whole life movement is not a rival of the pro-life movement. Instead, it seeks to purify the pro-life movement of its inconsistencies. A pro-life movement that ignores infant mortality rates, starvation, or the degradation of the environment simply does not deserve the label ‘pro-life.’ It becomes a mere euphemism for supporting laws that restrict access to abortion. It becomes detached from the understanding of human dignity and worth that should animate the movement. Only a whole life approach can make the pro-life movement authentically pro-life." (Robert Christian)

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Hands-only CPR Challenge

Despite how cliché this may sound, it’s true that anyone, regardless of age, background, or education, can honestly make a difference in someone’s life. That difference can aid in matters of life or death, and if everyone had the right tools, knowledge, and skills they could actually make that extraordinary difference to help save a life. Hands-Only CPR training enables the power of ordinary people to save lives through the touch of their fingertips. The Peers Advocating Wellness for Students, PAWS, organization is calling the Assumption Community to take part in this Hands-Only CPR training program, because we want all students, faculty, and staff to know this vital skill so they can help others, “stayin’ alive.”

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