By Evie Giffin
THERE are a lot of students on campus who strive to make a difference, help others, and live a fulfilling college experience. For some that’s joining a sports team, others joining Greek life, and for some it’s just hanging out with friends.
However, there aren’t many trying to make a difference for the entire student body as a freshman not on the student Senate eboard. Of course, why wouldn’t someone just wait to have a position of power?
Well, there is someone just sane enough to do it and that’s Nyla Nell. As a freshman she is on the eboard of multiple clubs as president and secretary. She is also a member of CAB and the student Senate. In this position, she tries to host more inter-club events and help the student and faculty have more interaction.
Nell is a psychology major and sociology minor. She went to Columbia Borough High School, where her activities included theater, tennis and class council.
She is currently working with a member of the student Senate eboard to make her dream of a Maintenance Staff Appreciation Day come true. She wants to implement ideas such as a Google doc that people can add their suggestions to that can’t be requested through the normal forms. She is also trying to implement a cleanup or restoration day where the students help to beautify our campus. She also wants those staff members who get often overlooked to feel appreciated.
She wants to create a gallery of York College novelties with images and paintings of the maintenance staff or the students cleaning up to show how every branch of the school can help each other. She also would want a video interview with the staff to talk about themselves and what they do.
Nell adds that “I’d also like to bring some clubs into it … like how we have the involvement fair.”
This is an ambitious undertaking to say the least. She says she just wants to start and hold a “big communal conversation with [the maintenance and lunch staff]” to make the school overall better.
Evie Giffin is a senior majoring in Professional Writing and Literary and Textual Studies.
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