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Kicking into a Second Year of Clubs

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Sophomore Yunseong Jung signs up for Christian Club.

Sophomore Yunseong Jung signs up for Christian Club.

Photo by Julia Kim

Photo by Julia Kim

Sophomore Yunseong Jung signs up for Christian Club.

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The second annual Club Kick-Off took place in the quad to give students a chance to join a variety of clubs during lunch on Sept. 28. This year, over 70 clubs participated in this event, which allowed both club leaders and students to actively play a role within the Bulldog community.

“It is a really fun event and a great way to find out about how to get involved on campus,” activities co-director Emily Sheridan said. “Our clubs commissioner Kayden Lea did a great job organizing and figuring out which clubs would be able to participate with us today.”

Prior to the event, all club leaders spent time creating club constitutions and working to grow their club membership.

“For Club Kick-Off, I was responsible for giving people the opportunity to make clubs,” clubs commissioner Kayden Lea said. “I set strict due dates that would keep the more vigilant and serious clubs. I also set up tables for club kick-off and allow[ed] clubs to attract as many members as they can.”

Club leaders pitched their clubs to the student population, sometimes offering incentives such as buttons or wristbands.

“The club, Music with Motive, was really interesting to me,” sophomore Shivank Gupta said. “I’ve always played the saxophone in band, so trying to work as a band with some of my classmates could prove to be fun.”

With an addition of a freshman class, more opportunities were given to the student population to take risks and try new things. Some of the new clubs that are being offered include the Physics Club, Cyber Olympiad, and Amnesty International.

“I thought that it was really nice to see other students get excited to join clubs that they were really interested about,” Future Business Leaders of America club president and freshman Annie Li said. “As a club leader, making posters and advertising was a really good experience.”

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