Running for Senator
Published: Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, September 4, 2012 18:09
Editor’s note: The following statement is presented as submitted by the candidate. No changes have been made.
Running for Senator
The question whether a man can change the world remains debatable as it was yesterday. Some say it takes one great man to change the world while others say to change the world you must change yourself. As much as both might be right one fact remains the same, support is an essential element that is needed for an influential change. Therefore, I Sharon Kurniawan is petitioning for a position as the Senator of Parkland’s Student Government to support the President, Vice President as well as Parkland students to make a better change in the social environment of Parkland College.
As one chapter closes another one opens. I am in my second semester this fall. During my first semester I have observed some of the activities and events held in Parkland which most of them are positive towards my new experience in the United States of America. However, whenever I walk along the corridors or linger in the cafeteria I can’t help but notice a certain barrier within ethnicity (it is very common to see students mingling with their own race). I understand that there is a homey and comfortable feeling when you mix with people of the same culture. I also understand that not everybody is indifference towards a different race and ethnicity and other variables play a factor in friendship and associations, but with the diversity that Parkland has to offer it is sad not to see a continuous and constant bonding of different ethnicities throughout Parkland.
I believe with my experience as the Head of Student activities during my high school years in which I planned, organized events (Sport’s Day, Cultural Night and many more) and become the master of ceremony, and together with some additional skills which I obtained in speech class; I can help and support the Student Government towards the closer unification of different ethnicities by creating interesting events that will help people of different ethnicities to be associated with one another and one day, I hope that the student body will see Parkland College as a “One Big Family”.