The Valle Verde campus held a Club Fair for students to explore some of the clubs and organizations available for them join and have fun during the stressful times of college life.
Campus Life Representative Yadira Corral explained the event is meant to “inform students of the different clubs and organizations that we have on campus that they can enjoy.”
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Social Work Club member Sebastian Martinez waiting
patiently for students to pass by and get to his booth.
The fair was held on Oct. 9, at the Cafeteria Annex and featured many of the clubs EPCC has to offer.
One example of a club offered to students is the anime club, “All About Anime.”
“We try to get around to people that have similar interests... and more so people that are interested in the culture of Japan,” explained member Seth Goss.
“I remember the first time I came to EPCC, I didn’t really have a place to go to, so my friends and I decided to make the All About Anime club to break away from the awkwardness of trying to find people with similar interests,” he added.
Sebastian Martinez, a member of the EPCC Social Work club, appreciates the opportunity to get his club out there.
“We are here to help the community, the school, and the people who need us [by] helping people in opportunity centers, disabled peoples, children, and the most important thing we do is give donations to the people who need it,” explained Martinez.
“We are the most important support for the school because we are the first group to volunteer.”
Whether you would like to become part of an organization purely for fun or to contribute your time to helping others, there are plenty of clubs at EPCC that offer you those things.
Another club that was represented at the Club Fair was the Art Club, also known as the Art Student Society.
“Whenever there’s fundraisers or big events for EPCC, we like to participate, usually with face painting, henna tattoos, and even caricature portraits,” explained Club President Melanie Lopez.
“We also do murals or any other commission work for anybody that needs it.
Say a different club wants us to do something for them if they provide either the money or materials, we’ll be more than happy to do it,” she added.
Historian of the Art Club Julio Barrera added “Plus, it’s really cool to see all different kinds of talents when people come up to us.
”Events like this are a great way to inform the students on the campus of some clubs that are geared towards their interests that they may not have known about otherwise.
One student, for example, discovered a club that she may even join in the near future.
“I came today to learn about clubs that I could join in the future and the different things that they offer,” Biology Major Jazmin Torres explained.
“I would totally join the Sign Language Club because it’s something that I’ve always been interested in and maybe now I can finally pursue it.”