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As society currently finds itself in the middle of political campaigns, acceptance of immigrants and of refugees has become one of the centerpieces of conversation. These conversations usually revolve around the “problem with immigration” or the “problem with refugees.” Rarely are the viewpoints of those who are actually immigrating presented to the general public. Regardless of where political views may lie, gaining the perspective of immigrants and refugees can go a long way in understanding the struggle that is uprooting entire lives and moving to another country.

According to a variety of sources—liberal, conservative, biased or unbiased—here are four myths regarding immigrants and refugees that have been disproved. These sources include the ABA Journal, PBS, Forbes, the American Civil Liberties Union, the American Immigration Council and the US Chamber of Commerce.

Parents can gain US citizenship through their children:

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Complaining

Complaining.

As you may have thought from the title, this article is going to be about complaining. But not in the way you thought. Each and every day we all complain hundreds if not thousands of times over little stuff and over big stuff.

My question is why? Complaining does nothing for us. It brings to the surface things that are on our mind and that bother us.

Recently I read an article on line of a way to try and cut out this complaining in our life. This is the basic premise. You get a bracelet and put it around your wrist. Your objective is to be able to take the bracelet off and no longer wear it. Here comes the catch, the only way to do so is to go a whole entire week with out complaining about anything.

Think it may be easy, think again it is a very hard yet challenging objective. But it makes you more aware of times when you complain about things you really don’t need to.

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BACCHUS teaches health-related topics

Boosting Alcohol Consciousness Concerning the Health of University Students is the place to be if you are an energetic and enthusiastic peer education group ready to learn about any and all health related topics. BACCHUS is a health conference designed for groups just like Assumption’s very own Peers Advocating Wellness for Students. Connecting a network of individuals, BACCHUS provides an accepting and educational atmosphere where students from Region 1 in New England can share ideas and gain important knowledge through interactive activities and presentations.

This year’s BACCHUS convention was held at Harvard University. We parked our car in Harvard yard and prepared for a day of learning. The PAWS executives gallivanted through presentations about alcohol, drugs and sex and even presented our own take on a well-rounded, well-being to some students who lent us their eager ears.

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SGA Perspective

Congrats. We’re almost near the end of another great semester. It’s always great to see all the accomplishments we’ve made, both in academics and in our clubs and organizations involvement. I am sure that these next few weeks will be filled with many great triumphs, memories, and insightful knowledge.

My name is Chelsea Agsalud Gamboa and I am the Student Government Association’s Senate Speaker. I am a senior, double majoring in Political Science and Psychology with a minor in law, ethics and constitutional studies. I come all the way from Las Vegas. My role as Senate Speaker is to be a liaison between our student body and Senate.

It is my job to moderate our weekly Sunday Senate meetings, ensure that the student body hears about the new changes and the upcoming events on campus and prepare the agenda and minutes for each meeting.

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How ALANA changed a students college experience

In the spring of my senior year of high school, I was invited to attend the Multicultural Overnight. This is an overnight program for prospective students of color. I was a little apprehensive at first because I thought that they were just trying to single out minority students and that didn’t sit right with me. I still wasn’t sold on Assumption, so I thought that I would go to the overnight just to be able to experience Assumption separate from the Accepted Students Days.

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Hounds Away From Home: London Life

William Shakespeare once wrote, “All the worlds a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts (As You Like It, Act II, Scene VII). What is my part in this play we call life? Who am I supposed to be? These were the questions that led me to study abroad.

When I applied for college, I wanted to go somewhere that gave me the chance to study overseas for a semester. I found this opportunity at Assumption College. About six months ago, I applied to study at Richmond, the American International University in London. Today, with about a month left in England, I have mixed feelings about returning home from my adventure of a lifetime.

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Tax Preparation to help the Worcester community

Carmen Amores needed help. She found herself owing more than $12,000 she could not pay due to a mistake made on her tax returns. She had filed as single when she was in fact married and an extra $1,000 she couldn’t afford was being taken out of her check every month.

Now, thanks to Assumption College accounting students, Amores and many other low-income individuals are provided free tax preparation assistance, helping them avoid potentially costly mistakes.

The students taking Professor Jennifer Niece’s Community Tax Assistance course (IDS 250) are putting into practice Assumption’s mission of compassionate service, thoughtful citizenship and critical intelligence. The course helps accounting students gain real world experience through aiding the lower-income residents of the government subsidized Plumley Village apartment community in filing their tax returns.

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CAB: more than just a club

We are the ones likely responsible for at least 50 percent of the T-shirts that have been mounting in your dorm room drawer since your first year. We are the ones who provide you with free food on weekend nights, and seemingly endless raffle ticketed attempts at winning a really cool prize.

We are the ones who will reveal the Spring Concert headliner and remind you to register your eager parents for Family Weekend. We are the ones whom you can find in the office of the Student Activities Recreation Room on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. Yes, we are all of this, yet we are so much more.

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How are your stress levels?

As college students, stress levels are always high. Life can become difficult and unwanted circumstances may arise, but it is important to remember the positive experiences we feel from day-to-day. The work may pile up as high as a mountain and you might not have the energy to tackle it. The time may pass too quickly and you may feel like there is no chance for you to catch up. But don’t let these feelings dictate your everyday experiences. Look for the good in your days. One little spark of happiness, courage or tenacity may be the spark to light up your entire day, week or semester.

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Black History Month

Oh, February…the home of Valentine’s Day, Groundhog Day, the Super Bowl and Black History Month. The month that taught us about Harriet Tubman and Rosa Parks and also highlighted Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement. Sadly, February came to an end, and so did the African Latino/Hispanic Asian and Native American Networks busiest month.

ALANA hosted movies, discussions, dinners and dances during the month of February. These were great experiences that brought a good mix of people and even abetter understanding of why we celebrate Black History Month. While we do have specific events to educate and create conversation about black rights and the evolution of the plight of minorities, the ALANA Network uses Black History Month to celebrate the diversity we have on our campus.

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