Student Involvement Fair Kicks Off The Fall Semester

The turnout at the Student Involvement Fair on Wednesday September 12 was well attended. Walking through the doors of the gymnasium, one would be shocked by the number of tables in the room. About 60 clubs were tabling, spread out around the gym. From The Cyber Security Club to The Spirituality Club and The Political Activist Club to The Jujitsu Club, there was something for anyone’s particular interest.

Whether creative, technologically savvy, or athletic, WCC has a lot to offer. The array of diversity displayed on campus encourages and embraces the individual differences of each student.

New part-time student, Nicholas Beltran, was at the fair in search for a club to join to become familiar with the campus and the students. Thankfully he came across The Art Club, which was something he is familiar and comfortable with. “I just started” says Beltran. “I found the Art club and I’m pretty happy about that.”

If you love art, but are a bit more specific with the type of art you prefer, specifically in relation to maybe, one of your favorite tv series, then the Anime Club is for you.

“Here is a good club to unwind in, everyday we have Anime’s to choose from to watch,” says Joseph. “We hold events and drawing classes and anything else anyone can suggest. We’re just here to have fun.” For those students who aren’t sure exactly what Anime is, it’s a style of Japanese film and television animation, typically aimed for adults and children.

As for the event, originally it was to be held outside but weather conditions brought everyone indoors. This made the event more intimate and enjoyable. A huge blow up potato sack race was presented, giving some competitive students a sense of excitement and eagerness. And The DJ, brought to you by Power 88.1, echoed throughout the gym putting everyone in a dancing mood while they played current and throwback hits.

There were churros and Italian ices for all Vikings to enjoy while strolling around the gym, in search of the club that spoke most to them.

The fair put a good jumpstart to the new semester and was a definite success as most clubs and organizations welcomed future members. The student involvement committee did an excellent job at coordinating the event and students can look forward to more events to come. Whether you are looking to make friends, build skills or build your resume, join a club! You won’t regret it.

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