Many students and club representatives gathered at the GSC on Tuesday, January 21 to sign up for clubs at Club Rush or advocate their clubs that they represent.
There were many different kind of clubs at the event. There were academic clubs like the Psychology Club, Business Club, or the Pre-Medical Club called “Dead Cats Society.” Then there were athletic clubs, like Ballroom Club, the Soccer club, and Badger Bikes. There were cultural clubs like the Black Student Union, Multicultural Club, and International Club, and service clubs like Latinos in Action or THE Club.
Then there was the Rowdy Crowd, which is a club that is dedicated to cheering at our sporting events. “Everything about this club is free,” says Heidi Smith, the club’s president. She was offering free button pins and T-shirts to whomever would join. “You don’t have to come to every event, but come to as many as you can.”
A more structured club was Snow Service, the service based club that had won Best Club of the Year award for 2013, spoke about how they would do a variety of different service projects, like helping elderly in their Adopt a grandparent event.
Kyra Russell, the Student Body Advocate in charge of Club Rush, says that “[Club Rush] helps people that may not just go and meet a club, so everyone has a chance to join a club and get involved at Snow College.”
Japan Club had the most decorations on their table. They had a variety of Anime-related items, like pictures displaying iconic characters. There were more traditional items like umbrellas and fans that were actually made in Japan. Each of their club representatives was dressed up in traditional Japanese kimonos or “cosplay,” dressing up like a character from a book or TV series. They meet every Tuesday at 7 o’clock in the Lucy Phillips Building in Room 309.
There are some brand new clubs this semester as well. Two of the new clubs are the Chess Club and the Snow College Gaming club, both of which had very engaging presentations of their club. The Chess Club had a chessboard and game going on, and anyone who was good at chess could come and challenge the club advocates or each other. The Snow College Gaming Club had a small television and a Nintendo Wii, and let people come by and play Super Smash Brothers Brawl.
The Mad Scientist’s club, Snow College’s chemistry club, had a very loud and noticeable display. Periodically, they would set a hydrogen-filled balloon on fire, which would combust explosively. They plan to go to elementary schools and teach kids how fun chemistry and science can be.
The Snow College radio show, the KAGE was playing live at the event. They would occasionally pull up presidents of clubs and ask them to talk about their club. There was a table by the Badger Den that had free food for anyone that came by. They had hot dogs and the usual condiments, chips, cookies, and lemonade. Tom Ragan, one of the servers at the food tables near the end of the event, said, “This has been a lot of fun. We can open up campus events to students, and let the students know what they’re able to do.”
Whatever hobbies you have, chances are, one of them might have a club. So, join a club!