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SGA Vol. 2 • No. 3

TODAY FALL 2014

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Suipport Un Negocio Latino Challenging the Status Quo Latinos Poderosos Faculty and Student Mixer HLSU Olympics


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Insert: Hispanic Heritage Month Kick-Off

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SEPTEMBER 13 - OCTOBER 15

SGA Vol. 2 • No. 3

SGA Today Photo Journal is a publication of Student Publications, an affiliated project of the Student Government Association of Florida State University. SGA Today Photo Journal Vol. 2, No. 3

TODAY FALL 2014

E-mail submissions to SGA Today Editor Tony Nguyen at tmnguyen@fsu.edu SGA Today, A302 Oglesby Union, (850) 645-0160 This publication is available upon request in alternative format for individuals with printrelated disabilities.

Need a copy? Why not go paperless? Visit sga.fsu.edu/sga-today.shtml for a copy of this issue! Front Photo by Maria Aldana, Insert Photo by Maria Aldana, and Back Photo by Lauren Alsina


SEPTEMBER 13 - OCTOBER 15 VIVA HLSU by Maria Aldana

they hold in the United States. HLSU

HLSU Press & Publicity Chair

sought to inspire their members by having The Cuban Guy deliver a

The Hispanic Latino Student

motivational speech and showing the

Union kicked off Hispanic Heritage

feature film based on a true story of

Month by attending the annual event

Latin perseverance, Cesar Chavez.

hosted by the Tallahassee community

Along with these events, the Hispanic

called Tally Fiesta. Members watched

Latino Student Union celebrated Latin

Latin groups perform traditional

culture by hosting Noche de Baile at

dances and supported local

Club Downunder. The night consisted

businesses by purchasing goods

of Salsa lessons along with a live band.

from their stands. Throughout the

The organization instilled a sense of

month, the organization hosted many

community on campus by bringing

events that supported the theme of

many organizations together for the

the Latino community having a long

annual HLSU Olympics. The month

lasting presence. The Education and

closed with an intimate reflection

Political Action committee chairs

at the organization’s office between

hosted events that informed the

members discussing which event

attendees about where the Hispanic

truly impacted them. â–

community stands and the power


9/13

Tally Fiesta

9/30

9/15 Latinos Poderosos GBM/HHM KickOff!

10/6

9/18 Faculty and Student Mixer State of Latinos in the US 9/23

Support Un Negocio Latino

10/8

Night of Dance Showcase

10/11

Street Cleaning

10/12

9/25 HLSU Olympics Challenging the Status Quo: The Cuban Guy 9/29

Cesar Chavez Film Screening

10/15 10/12

HHM Closing


9/23 SUPPORT UN NEGOCIO LATINO Photography: Lauren Alsina


Hispanic Latino Student Union showed their support by going to El Virole単o, a local latin restaurant. SGA Today Photo Journal / 7


9/25 CHALLENGING THE STATUS QUO Article: Devyn Fussman Photography: Lauren Alsina


Using his own success story as an example, Andres Lara, a motivational speaker known as “The Cuban Guy,” came to speak to students about how it is possible to reach your goals despite the obstacles put in your way. SGA Today Photo Journal / 9


CHALLENGING THE STATUS QUO In honor of Hispanic Heritage

he escaped from Cuba and moved

Month, FSU’s Hispanic/Latino Student

to America at the age of 16, he lacked

Union invited Andres Lara, better

the ability to speak English, as well as

known as “The Cuban Guy,” to deliver

a home, family, and money money.

his “Challenging the Status Quo”

Despite the odds, he graduated from

message to FSU students.

Montclair State University with honors

Besides being a Cuban guy, Lara is

and achieved success by the time he

a motivational speaker who regularly

was 24, becoming a millionaire by the

provides workshops with inspirational

time he was 26. He has appeared in

messages all over the country, in

radio shows and newspapers and has

addition to being the author of several

also served as the CEO of A. Success

internationally bestselling books.

Training and former president of

Lara comes from a humble and disadvantaged background. When

Inspiration Magazine. ■


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10/3 LATINOS PODEROSOS Photography: Julia Crabtree


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LATINOS PODEROSOS

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Latinos Poderosos was an informational event about the power held by the Hispanic/Latino community in the United States. SGA Today Photo Journal / 15


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FACULTY AND STUDENT MIXER Photography: Lauren Alsina and Maria Aldana


FACULTY AND STUDENT MIXER

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The Faculty and Student Mixer allowed students to make connections with faculty and learn about the resources they have on campus.

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10/12 HLSU OLYMPICS Photography: Lauren Alsina and Jose Pacheco


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HLSU OLYMPICS

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The annual HLSU Olympics united different student organizations on campus through sports and field games. SGA Today Photo Journal / 23


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