Student clubs recruit new members


Clubs set up tables with balloons and banners to match the theme of the day on Jan. 28.

Diego Lynch, Joe Kendall, and Essence Mcconnell

City College came out of the gate in a sprint this semester; hosting a Centennial celebration in the opening week, and along with it club rush.

Traditionally held a few weeks in, the change of plans presented an opportunity to meld with the festivities, and otherwise reach students that potentially wouldn’t attend.

“I wanted to encourage the clubs to work together over break and encourage participation in the events this week,” Michael Paul-Wong, Dean of Student Affairs, explained.

Among the fixtures – [email protected], BEAT Club, Visionary Feminists and the French Club – there were some interesting opportunities.

Grace Marie Berrios, president of the newly formed “Mueve Tu Cuerpo,” a club for people who are interested in salsa and Bachata, stated that she’s always looking to share her love of dancing, no matter the individual’s experience level.

Nikki Smith, 20, invited students with interests in photography to the Photo Club.

“Everyone has something to bring to the table,” Smith explained when describing the five-year-old club.

The Italian Club utilizes guest speakers, film, music, art, and of course, food to expose members to the culture and language of Italy; though speaking fluent Italian is not required.

All students are encouraged to join or even start a student club. Contact the Student Affairs office for more details.