With a desire to reach out to more students about campus events, the Student Development team at Saddleback College decided to make a blog called “Social Live Blog Series.”
The blog supports several events sponsored by Associated Student Government throughout each semester.
Vice President of Inter-Club Council, Justin Huft, 21, psychology, believes that a blog is a great place to start informing students about campus events.
“Being at a commuter community college means that, unfortunately, a lot of people miss out on some great events,” Huft said. “[This is] mostly because they don’t even know about them.”
Within the blog, a student will find campus-related posts as well as multimedia. The blog promotes Saddleback’s events such as movie nights, guest comedian Natasha Leggero, social awareness program “To Write Love on Her Arms,” and an upcoming student art project.
The student art project has been featured both on campus and the blog. Huft and Matt Stoller began the project to create an emphasis on hope, community, and living life to the fullest.
The project asks two questions: “What do you want to do before you die?” and “What is worth living for?” Huft describes the project as amazing.
“Within 24 hours, we already had over a hundred responses. Some responses are tear jerking, some are humorous,” he said. “All of them are creating dialogue between students, which is rad.”
“Before I die I want to actually live,” one of the responses read. Another response read “Before I die I want to know that I made an impact in someone else’s life.”
People’s responses can be found in the Quad.
In addition to the blog, ASG is also using Twitter to announce upcoming events. Visit their new social media efforts on Tumblr and Twitter.