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November 24, 2009 , Volume 79- Issue 11  :'   " The Student Voice of Bellevue College BC clubs drives .in charity This just in... News Briefs Meredith Bernberg ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR Charity is derived from the Latin word "caritas," and can include anything from donating money to donating time. The Black Student Union (BSU), in collaboration with the Middle Eastern club and the Single Parent Club, organized a clothing drive for the less fortunate. "We wanted to do something that was attainable. We wanted to make sure that we could get it done and we felt that if we did a clothing drive, that means the whole school tan get involved as opposed to something else where it was just us [BSU]," said Director of the Black Student Union, Shellton Barnes. The various new and gently used articles of clothing will either be donated to the Union Gospel Mission of Seattle or the Damascus Baptist Church. There are red bins located all around Bellevue College's campus, including Student Programs, the Business building, Student Services, and Financial Aid, where clothes can be donated. The only requirement is that the clothes should be clean before they are donated. Clothing drives are very popular charity events because they are fairly easy to organize and more people are able to participate, whetlaer it is by giving their time or donating their old clothes. They are also considered more " 'S to get their hand in terms of helping people in the community." Shellton Barnes Director of the BSU personal because many people are donating things that they have already Illustration courtesy of ]ordan Payseno wom, as opposed to simply writing a check. People also like to know where their donation is going and how it will directly help someone in the community. Thousands of charities have been established over the years, usually by )) see Clothes Drive, page 3 Transgender Day of Remembrance Last Friday, Nov. 20, was the llth annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. According to http:// www.rememberingourdead. org/day/what.html, "The Transgender Day of Remembrance was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice." In 2009, there have been I01 deaths related to transgender hate crimes. An exhibit to commemorate those who have been killed is on display in the C building lobby. CCBA'Scholarship D The community College Baccalaureate Association (CCBA) has announced its 2010 Student Essay Contest. [n essay contest winner will receive $1,000 along with an all-expense paid trip to Baltimore, Maryland for the 10th annual CCBA conference from March 26 to 28. The Associated Student Government (ASG) of the contest winner's school will receive $1,000 as well. The essay topic is, "why obtaining a four-year degree on my community college campus would be important to me." Each contestant may submit only one essay, with a minimum word count between 400 words and of 500 words. The deadline is Feb. 5, 2010, and essays must be submitted to BHagan7@ 4 Directions ITT hosts a holiday feast Photo courtesy of Cindy Boekhoff The International Talk Time club hosts a Thanksgiving dinner for International students every year. Maida Suljevic NEWS EDITOR Traditionally, Thanksgiving is a day tO gather around the television set, watch football or the Macy's Parade; gorge yourself with turkey, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie; and spend time with family and friends. Thanksgiving became a federal holiday in 1941, but has been celebrated in the United States since 1863. Thanksgiving is the only day of the year when you're blatantly reminded to give gratitude for all of the things you have in life. International Tea Time (ITT) at Bellevue College is getting in the holiday spirit once again. The club hosted their annual Thanksgiving dinner for International students last Sunday, November 22 at 4:00pm, in Naomi Wong's home in Kent. W o n g is a student leader and represents >\> see ITT, page 2 On Dec. 5 and 6, in the Stop Gap Theatre, BC will hold its annual of short plays, written and directed by BC students. Each short play lasts approximately ten minutes. Tickets will be available at the door for $5. Jazz Presentation The students of Music 106 B and BCJazz Band 2 are performing in E 129 on Nov. 30. The students will present music by the influential Miles Davis. The show is free. THE JIBSHEET IS ONLINE NEWS@THEIIBSHEET.COM