ASSC Wants Skyline Students To Get Involved In Up-Coming Elections

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Any student of Skyline can run for the positions within the ASSC, who meet weekly to discuss and enact campus policies, activities and clubs.

There are five positions within the ASSC that are available, president, vice president, commissioner of public records and several commissioner positions.

Raydan Al-hubaishy, ASSC’s current commissioner of public records, is running for ASSC president and wants students to run.

“I want to encourage students to run for offices, it’s a good experience.” Al-hubaishy said.

Qualifications to run include having a 2.0 GPA, current enrolment in at least six units, filling out the application, and attending one of the three ASSC meetings.

The application can be picked up in the student activities office, room 6212, or can be downloaded online on the Associated Students of Skyline College website, found through Skyline’s main site.

Three meetings will take place within the next few weeks.  Students running must attend one of them.

Campaigning is completely up to the candidate, whether they make posters, talk to students, or distribute flyers.

A public forum is scheduled for May 6 at noon in the cafeteria for the candidates to speak to the student body and current ASSC members.

The voting will occur online starting May 18-22 through a website, the URL will be given to students on posters around campus where any Skyline student can log on and vote for their choice candidate.

Al-hubaishy is currently the commissioner of public records which is one of the most important jobs within the ASSC. He is in charge of the minutes for each meeting, the agendas.

“Basically everything comes to me first to get approval for the meetings,” Al-hubaishy said.

Al-hubaishy believes that running for the ASSC is a great way to get involved in your campus, learn about politics, and build leadership skills. Not to mention it’ll look great on a resume later when looking for a job.

Al-hubaishy is concerned that because Skyline is a community college people won’t get involved as much as at a university, because people just come and go.

“Students don’t realize the ASSC is here and what we do,” Al-hubaishy said.

Each year more and more students have gotten involved in the student elections. “Student participation is always a concern, last year was better than the year before,” Al-hubaishy said. “But I’d like to see more students involved.”