Restart this transition period, considering the normal situation has started: Taffarel Giovani Montero
Text by Joel Jaiden
As an institution that is known by all students of Parahyangan Catholic University and as a mirror of the university, the Student Executive Board is committed to providing benefits to all students in various sectors. Considering the formation of Student Executive Board in 2021 during the pandemic, the implementation of various activities and performances carried out by BEM is limited by space and time, where the performance that is carried out needs to consider all aspects, such as health and security. However, this step didn’t reduce the spirit of BEM management. Through permission and support from the chairman of BEM UNPAR, Taffarel Giovani Montero, several work programs that have been prepared can be carried out offline. The chairman of BEM UNPAR said that the direction development of BEM consisted of three things including the development of soft skills, hard skills of students and strategic action studies and community service.
BEM has carried out many community activities such as donating children with cancer, cleaning the Cikapundung river, helping the displaced Tamansari residents, building a library in Kampung Pelangi 200 until the UNPAR teaching program. For the development of soft skills, activities such as Highlights magazine, Parsco, Makelu, Business case competition, and TEDX UNPAR. In terms of strategic action studies, we also carried out many discussions. On a scale of one until ten, it can be rated at eight. Then, talk about the influence that the student executive board exerts on the UNPAR environment, starting from students, lecturers, internal and external environment.
BEM UNPAR has moved from the internal side, such as the effect of the BEM work program on the soft skills and hard skills of students who become participants, which has reached a thousand, if calculated using the slovin approach, it has shown high validity. The enthusiasm of students to become the committee for BEM activities is also high, lecturers are also involved as supervisors. Everything that we do can increase the activity of UNPAR students, including students of the class of 2020. We can give internal influences a score of 7/10. The impact on the community is quite large from many activities carried out such as Tamansari, the 15 million Kita bisa donation collected, and UNPAR Teaching.
The campus also appreciates us in many community activities carried out by BEM UNPAR because it is not only an "event organizer". Internal influence can be rated 9/10. After running several work programs that have been mentioned previously, seeing this pandemic period which is getting more and more experienced, BEM UNPAR turns out to have several plans for work programs to be carried out offline because if you look at community projects, all of them have been carried out offline with health protocols. There are still online programs for soft skills and hard skills development. To close the period, there are Unpar and Makelu Awards Night activities, both of which we plan to take offline. The Unpar TEDX Workshop is also planned to be held offline at the PPAG Building.
This workshop activity will take the theme from the World Economic Forum for the skills needed from 2025 - 2050 in the 5.0 industrial era. However, BEM UNPAR also carried out movements to restart this transition period, such as the implementation of many socializations for students preparing for offline lectures. Here BEM UNPAR conducts socialization if there is the latest information from campus. This is necessary with the aim that new students are more familiar with the UNPAR environment with a plan to have a special committee to hold a campus tour.
the power of unity in Indonesia's differences
Text by Shinta Febriana
Photo by Putu Diva Wulan Wiyandhari and Stevanus Arya Prastya
Bhinneka Tunggal Ika. As Indonesians, of course we are familiar with that motto, right? The motto Bhinneka Tunggal Ika means different but still one, which is the work of Mpu Tantular and is taken from the Sutasoma Book. The main principle of the motto of the Indonesian state is unity and integrity.
As Indonesian citizens, we are used to living side by side with a heterogeneous society. We cannot choose to live in a homogeneous society in Indonesia. The only way for us to live in a heterogeneous society is we live with respect and appreciation for one another.
The differences that exist in Indonesia have two opposite sides. On the one side, these differences can destroy the unity and integrity of Indonesia, if not seriously anticipated. However, on the other side, these differences make Indonesia as a unique and strong nation. Why? Because even though Indonesia has many differences, people are consciously united and maintain harmony in the life of the nation and state.
A real example in everyday life is that we as Indonesian citizens must respect each other between religious communities. We must realize that everyone has the right to adhere to the teachings of their own religion. We must not impose our will or desires on others, let alone on minority groups.
So, it can be said that Bhinneka Tunggal Ika has a meaning although it has differences, in essence Indonesia is still a unified whole. The principle of Bhinneka Tunggal Ika is appropriate for us to apply in our daily life, in order to maintain the unity and integrity of the Indonesian state.
effort = result
Text by Cristiana Devina
Illustration by Angeline Krisna
Humans are social creatures. Therefore, we will always need other people in our life. We socialize with people around us. We always deal with a new environment, new friends, new teachers, new culture, and any other various things outside there. We force ourselves to be able to adapt to any circumstances. Every new thing that we face every day is matters. Therefore the existence of these changes, we have to keep trying to adjust and learn a lot of new things.
The efforts that we do to adapt have two different outputs, nor it makes us better or not at all, the efforts will determine either we will be on the right path or the wrong one. Most of the time, when we enter a new environment, we want people to look at us and be impressed by our appearance. But in reality, it isn’t as simple as we thought and not as good as we imagine. There must be obstacles and problems that we must face in the middle of adaptation. We might be facing some troubles when adapting to the new environment. For example, it doesn't suit our culture, people who have the opposite nature, people who don't accept us, and more other problems. These obstacles are called a burden.
We can’t control a burden that may appear while adapting to the new environment. The thing that we can control is the amount of effort that we give. The attempt that you do will determine your direction, where you will end up. Maximize the effort that we do so we can get the maximum result.
Street lights and buildings always faithfully illuminate a city that feels so silent in the darkness of the night and I also drift into it.
It turns out, life is not that easy and being mature is not as fun as I had imagined before.
The Condition forces me to always smile and laugh in front of people. Did not want them to see me being sad. Did not want them to see me cry.
But this time, allow me to share my sadness to the night, shed my tears which I have been holding back all this time. I’m not a robot who can always smile.
Nonetheless, I promise to myself that it will be over soon. I will not let myself drift into sadness too long. If morning comes, I will wipe my tears and smile again. I will try to keep this smile lasting forever and not only just as a mask. I believe everything will be okay.
Text by Cristiana Devina
Photo by Devi Frastika Yolanda
UNPAR Mengajar is a program from education, social and community department of student executive board 2021. This work program provides innovation and understanding for public speaking and english language, so we can improve our intention and skill of speaking fluently through collaborative learning. Moreover, this work program is to improve our sensitivity. We can be aware towards other aspects of education as well as be more confident in interaction with other people. UNPAR Mengajar was held online on August 23, 2021 at Kuntum Cemerlang Bandung Junior High School and August 30, 2021 at Advent Naripan Junior High School with the theme “Pendidikan Soft Skill Usia Dini”, which to improve quality of Indonesian students who not dominant in hard skills but also have soft skills. This work program taught soft skills to the community, especially students of Kuntum Cemerlang and Advent Naripan Junior High School. UNPAR Mengajar will give you knowledge about how to communicate and speak in English to face the world in this era.
UNPAR Mengajar was held online on August 23, 2021 at Kuntum Cemerlang Bandung Junior High School and August 30, 2021 at Advent Naripan Junior High School with the theme “Pendidikan Soft Skill Usia Dini”, which to improve quality of Indonesian students who not dominant in hard skills but also have soft skills.
This program taught soft skills to the community, especially students of Kuntum Cemerlang and Advent Naripan Junior High School. UNPAR Mengajar will give you knowledge about how to communicate and speak in English to face the world in this era.
Webinar for Society
is a program from education, social and community department of Student Executive Board 2021. This work program was held online on May 23, 2021. Webinar for Society is a webinar containing general material with the aim of ensuring that Indonesian people understand the conditions and phenomena that are happening. The discussion is presented in an interesting and informative way so that people can adapt to the era's development. Besides increasing the soft skills of participants who take part in the Webinar for Society, this program also increases the community's knowledge of their competence
Diskusi Mahasiswa is a Program from education, social and community department of Student Executive Board 2021 that provides a forum for discussion regarding matters that are public issues and phenomena by gathering student representatives from other universities and expert resource persons. This year DIMAS was held in a pre-event on September 1, 2021 (Educational Content), September 10 - October 2 (Twibbon), September 30, 2021 (Instagram Live), October 2, 2021 (Main Event), DISMAS raised the theme "An Untold Story Never Heals: Sexual Harassement" which means that sexual violence is an act of violence that is often hidden.
Through this program, we hoped that the community will be more courageous to carry out their role as agents of change who can contribute to producing solutions in preventing and following up on sexual violence around us. In addition, DISMAS is also present with the aim of providing a forum for discussing and expressing opinions, educating and increasing public sensitivity to the issue of sexual violence, encouraging and maintaining real action from the campus in following up cases of sexual violence that occurred.
Wadah Aspirasi Masyarakat (WAMAS) is a program from advocacy, social and community department of Student Executive Board 2021. This work program is to collect, accommodate, and follow up aspirations, especially the people in Bandung. This work program was held on May 5, 2021 until September 25, 2021. The purpose of this work program is to collect and process aspiration of the people in Bandung, to express aspiration so the problem in Bandung can be known by the government and public. Improve social sensitivity of students in Parahyangan Catholic University to the problems around them. Also this work program can be a protector for the people as a form of embodiment “Bakuning Hyang Mrih Guna Santyaya Bhakti''.
Pengabdian Masyarakat is a program from advocacy, social, and community department of Student Executive Board 2021. This work program provides outreach for village people in Bandung whose needs are still unfulfilled, especially the village around Parahyangan University. This year’s target is the Pelangi 200 village who needs a library and education.Pengabdian Masyarakat was held on September 29, 2021. This work program gives education to children on how to recycle plastic bottles, and holds a seminar for villagers on how to recycle kitchen waste into Enco Enzyme
This year’s target is the Pelangi 200 village who needs a library and education. Pengabdian Masyarakat was held on September 29, 2021. This work program gives education to children on how to recycle plastic bottles, and holds a seminar for villagers on how to recycle kitchen waste into Eco Enzyme.
Hari Besar is a program from advocacy, social, and community department of Student Executive Board 2021. This work program talks about national and international days and then posts it to BEM UNPAR’s instagram account. This program was held in April and is still going on until December.
Unpar Peduli is a program from philanthropist, social and community department of Student Executive Board 2021 that is carried out in the distribution of assistance in the form of basic necessities or other assistance that is useful for underprivileged society, especially in the financial sector. UNPAR Peduli Volume 1 was held on April 10, 2021 by distributing basic necessities to residents of RW 11 Tamansari Bandung who were affected by home eviction and COVID-19 pandemic in the economic sector. This program cultivates a sense of concern, humanity, and shows the solidarity of UNPAR’s students towards others.
GreenPill is one of the programs from philanthropist, social and community department of Student Executive Board 2021. The Philanthropic Department is part of the social and community field. This work program was created by prioritizing environmental issues that occurred in the Cikapundung River area where we cleaned the river from piles of garbage. In addition, the GreenPill work program also held a socialization about the importance of sorting waste and filtering rivers by planting bamboo trees. The work program which was carried out on June 5, 2021 has a very good goal is to clean and re-green the environment around the Cikapundung River.
Babaturan Cageur, commonly known as bageur, is a program from philanthropist, social and community department of Student Executive Board 2021, Bageur is a social movement that raises health issues, especially cancer. This social movement is carried out through organizing painting/poster competitions, campaigns (with the Instagram platform), as well as collecting and handing over donations to the Indonesian Cancer Child Care Foundation (YKAKI) Bandung. Bageur aims to educate the public about cancer, increase public awareness and concern for the cancer community, and encourage and channel community support for the cancer community. In the bageur work program, there is something called bageurak. Bageurak is a campaign, competition, and donation collection that will be held online on July 9, 2021.
are you ready for the new chapter?
Text by Eilen Monica
Photo by Stevanus Arya Prastya and Christopher Leonaldo
Guys, can you believe that we have been doing online lectures for almost 1.5 years? Do you like distance learning and all these online activities? We are all doing activities from home because of the COVID-19 pandemic which unexpectedly spreads all over the world very quickly. Of course, no one expected that this virus quickly “forced” all of us to change many aspects of our lives. This pandemic is proof that no one can predict what will happen in this world. Therefore, we must always be prepared and rely on ourselves to face the changing conditions and times.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, we never imagined that all our activities, especially lectures, had to be done online. It is not just students, but almost everyone is forced to adapt to this compelling situation quickly. In the long run, we have to force ourselves to be able to face all the changes and challenges of online learning. However, as time goes by, we are getting more and more used to doing online activities. We even think that online activities turn out to be more efficient because everything can be done from home. Starting with the lectures that are able to be delivered without going to the university, attending online seminars, and all online organizational and committee activities which allow us to be freer to do anything because everything happens behind our device’s screen.
Soon, in 2022, we will start doing all offline activities again. Of course, many of you are already comfortable with doing your studies online, but we have to prepare ourselves to go back to studying at our universities, interacting with friends and teachers directly. Most importantly, we have to let go all of the shackles of laziness caused by the many online lectures we’ve been through.
So, are you ready to go back to offline activities?
Bring Your Book
Text by Christopher Leonaldo
Photo by Christopher Leonaldo
Book is not a tool to spend your spare time, it's all about a way to break the limit and open your horizon broader than before. In fact, we know that there's a lot of media that we can use for learning, yet book has it's own signature. Book can make you inspired about what's inside man's head. The more you read, the more you learn._