Natalie Bruzon’s Youth Summit bill takes off
The campus you see today hasn’t always been this amazing. Over the years, Union College has undergone many changes and improvements. We are blessed by generous donors and great faculty and staff that help make changes on campus.
Our senate has also made ground-breaking accomplishments. The honors curfew, new library furniture, the landing connected to Cooper’s Corner and our new card swipes for the residence halls, just to name a few.
One bill that is being put into effect this October will raise more awareness of the youth in the church. Created by returning senator Natalie Bruzon, the bill only took a short month to be passed by the Student Senate. With the permission of Dr. Linda Becker, Bruzon wasted no time in forming a committee to discuss topics of youth in the church before proposing the bill to faculty senate.
The Youth Summit will host four North American Division youth leaders, and two students from each Adventist university in North America for the Youth Summit right here on Union College’s campus on October 23-25.
As a new committee, they will be pondering questions such as “Why are the youth leaving or staying in the church?”, “ How can the youth help the church?” and “What can the church do to help the youth?”
Although Bruzon hadn’t planned on returning to senate this year, she came back because she had an astounding time last year and always had something to do. Biomedical science major Briggitte Chavez, on the other hand, is a first-year senator. Bruzon and Chavez represent Third West in Rees Hall.
When asked what her goal this year for Senate was, Chavez responded “I tend to look at what has been done and what is being done. I like to think of new ideas, and see growth. I want to be involved in changes on campus.”
When asked about the new team of senators, Chavez and Bruzon answered more hesitantly.
“Definitely quieter. A more serious atmosphere and awkward at first,” Bruzon says.
“It’s a random group of people, and I like that. It is not just a group of a certain social circle,” Chavez affirms.
Despite the awkward first encounter, the different variations of students on senate will turn out to be one of its stupendous strengths.
Naomi is a sophomore studying chemistry and pre-med.