Staff Writer Rosannah Gosser
In the past few weeks, UHHSA (UH Hilo Student Association) has been working to plan events happening throughout the semester. As our student government here on campus, UHHSA acts as a connection between the student body and administration to provide a voice for student interests and to help coordinate and fund events that make our campus life come alive.
Recently, UHHSA has allocated funds to help sponsor events such as PacYES and UHHSA FLOW. PacYES, Pacific Youth Empowerment for Success, is an annual activity that brings together both high school and college students of Pacific island descent to build community, companionship, and academic motivation. UHHSA FLOW, which is organized by the Board of Student Publications (BOSP), takes place at the Lava Tube and features entertainment, food, and games to provide students with a safe and comfortable space to let loose during some of the busiest times of the semester.
Preparations for Oh Hell Week are also being coordinated by UHHSA, along with the Student Activities Council (SAC) and BOSP. During the last week before finals, snacks will be provided to help relieve pre-finals anxiety and equip students with some good brain food to enjoy while studying. Additionally, computer labs in Campus Center will be open until 2:00 a.m. Lastly, SAC is also working to organize lei making workshops for graduation.
As our student body representatives, UHHSA is always open to input about what students would like to see happening on campus. An open forum for the College of Business and Economics (CoBE) will be held on Oct. 25 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the CoBE Multipurpose Room for students and community members to voice advice and concerns about the college. Drop in at the UHHSA office in Campus Center between Ke Kalahea and the Lava Tube for questions, concerns, comments, or just to say hello.