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Lessons from Adventures with Student Clubs

Parkland Student Government VP Kellyn Cuevas gives us the scoop on a fun event student groups took part in last month. [Featured photo from Prospectus News]

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Student Government was excited and thankful that we were able to run a contest with our campus student clubs this November. We issued a challenge to see which club would escape from the Champaign-Urbana Adventures in Time and Space escape room and save the world!

The following clubs participated:

Club Latino
Equine Riding Team
Phi Theta Kappa
Pride
The Prospectus
Respiratory Therapy
Student Government
Student Services Directors
Surgical Technology
Veterinary Technology

As a student organization, we all agree that students learned the following skills while at the Adventure Room:

  • the best way of communicating with each other
  • the importance of listening and following instructions
  • the importance of efficiency when working under a given time
  • to problem solve effectively
  • to manage our emotions and stress when working under pressure
  • to overcome adversity
  • to trust each other intellectually and in decision making
  • to take ownership in difficult situations
  • to recognize and accommodate to each person’s talent(s)
  • to use our resources wisely

Overall, we had a fun experience, and we were really excited to have maintained the lead until Parkland Pride beat our time!

This is definitely one of those events we hope to bring back yearly to students.

Sexual Assault: “It’s On Us” to Start Talking

College is a place to learn, right? Well, what if the topics we begin to learn about make us feel uncomfortable? Is it okay to ignore those topics? Or should we press on and educate ourselves by learning why those topics make us uncomfortable?

Like many colleges across the United States, Parkland College has decided that the topic of sexual assault is one we can no longer ignore—in our classrooms or other social places. Last September, President Obama and the White House launched the It’s On Us campaign, asking Americans to pledge the following:

To RECOGNIZE that non-consensual sex is sexual assault.
To IDENTIFY situations in which sexual assault may occur.
To INTERVENE in situations where consent has not or cannot be given.
To CREATE an environment in which sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported.

This pledge is a call to action for men and women at Parkland not to be bystanders to sexual assault in our community.

On January 28 at noon, Student Life is bringing a free, interactive improv show to the Parkland Theatre. Sex Signals uses humor and audience participation to educate us on what can lead to sexual assault and how our actions can improve our relationships.

Sex-Signals-Flyer-e1380055525101-294x300Please plan on attending the show to begin this important conversation at Parkland College. If you would like to sign the pledge, go to: http://itsonus.org