Bridge of Health

All proceeds from the upcoming All-ASA event “Finale” will be going towards a new non-profit called Bridge of Health, find out more about the organization and like them on Facebook to follow their progress! Bridge of Health (BoH) is a nonprofit organization founded on the desire to make wishes and prayers of recovery a reality. We create an opportunity to conquer childhood cancer in Armenia regardless of socioeconomic status to…

Street Workout – From America to Armenia

America – Hovhannes Mkhitaryan I was first introduced to calisthenics and street workout when I was 19. I was living a very sedentary lifestyle, eating junk food, drinking, and smoking – the cliché college student. I decided to turn my lifestyle around because my state was physically and psychologically draining. I lost some weight on my own working out at home, but still had trouble gaining muscle and functional strength.…

The Lazy 99

Our bellies are full Our wars out of mind Virgins to bloodshed Keys we hide behind Stable and fed That is our demise For without struggle Masses can not rise We read about war Find out about genocide Slavery’s a thing of the past To our leaders we confide For comfort we stay put For next week’s episode The next paycheck And the next generation Camp to revolt Share for…

GCC ASA!

I am proud to say that our year started off with such a strong and successful boom. We kept the momentum going all year. Here are a few recaps of our favorite meetings: We have had the honor to have a guest speaker from Nagorno-Karabakh, Gala Danilova, who is a representative of the Halo Trust organization. She gave an informative presentation about the Halo Trust, which is the world’s largest…

Armenian Education Relief Fund

As we go about with our busy lives, it is at times easy to forget those half ways across the world. It is also quite easy to take things for granted. For example, many of us couldn’t image going to school in freezing winter classrooms, sitting on broken chairs to read from books with missing pages. School aged children in the disadvantaged outskirts of Armenia lack these simple necessities. It…

Fighting a Cold War

Most of us will not give the ultimate sacrifice for our country. The reasons we give to not join the armed forces will vary in validity, yet there will always come a time when some of us are forced into physical conflict for the sake of others. During those sad and unfortunate times when might makes right, pens become less valuable and history is written in blood. Yet it is…

UCI ASA Gen Week

University of California, Irvine raised awareness of the Armenian Genocide, during the week of April 23-25. We started the week by having an art show, demonstrating the beauties of Armenia and its unique characteristics. We later that night had a privilege of having R-Mean the Armenian Rap artist perform his song “Open Wounds,” all members were touched by his performance and his dedication for the cause. R-mean has managed to…

Developing Our Unity of Purpose

The world is at a constant struggle between villains and heroes. The heroes are selfless characters who intertwine their lives with the struggle and perseverance of others. Constantly vying for their presence, they fully dedicate themselves to a motive that befits the needs of the majority. The villains, on the other hand, control most of the access to resources and commodify them to satisfy their interests. It is this constant…

Genocide Video Argument

The individual who posted on YouTube the video of the encounter between ASA members and two Turkish students decided to remove it out of respect to the request of the Turkish student who was videotaped in the encounter. By this move, we, Armenians, want to show that we are impartial to any person regardless of their ethnicity or history. We trust that the Turkish student who was videotaped in a…

Genocide Commemoration Week 2013 – April 24th

Genocide Commemoration Week Events- Wednesday, April 24, 2013 UC Riverside- Silent Protest- 10:00 am, UCR Highlander Lawn https://www.facebook.com/events/517823404944231/?ref=2 UC Riverside- Armenian Genocide Resolution Voting- 6:00pm, HUB 221 https://www.facebook.com/events/238864892918979/?ref=2 UC Riverside- Candlelight Vigil- 8:00pm, Winston Chung Hall 138 https://www.facebook.com/events/377320952381974/?ref=2 UCSD- Armenian Genocide Commemoration- 6:30 pm, Great Hall https://www.facebook.com/events/162665277228897/?ref=2 UCSB- Candlelight Memorial- 8:00pm, Davidson Library https://www.facebook.com/events/535291916523135/?ref=2 AYF- Protest at the Turkish Consulate- 4:00-6:00 pm, Turkish Consulate – 6300 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles,…