Club Rush gives students a break


(Jessica Soto/Citrus College Clarion)

By Jessica Soto | News Editor

Although this spring’s Club Rush lacked the luster and energy of previous semesters, there was still fun to be had.

Jesse Chavez, 23, president of the Gamer’s Guild, explains to potential club members (from left to right) Kasandra McGee, 18, Chris Aldrete, 19 and Jannille Viernas, 22, what the Gamer’s Guild is all about. The club meets on March 20 for a gameplay day in the Campus Center at 10 a.m.  (Jessica Soto/Citrus College Clarion)

Jesse Chavez, 23, president of the Gamer’s Guild, explains to potential club members (from left to right) Kasandra McGee, 18, Chris Aldrete, 19 and Jannille Viernas, 22, what the Gamer’s Guild is all about. The club meets on March 20 for a gameplay day in the Campus Center at 10 a.m. (Jessica Soto/Citrus College Clarion)

Active and potential clubs set up booths along the Campus Center Mall to attract hopeful members March 11 and 12.

In attendance was an outside organization, Farm Animal Rights Movement, who had two representatives passing out one dollar to each student who watched their four minute video that depicted the animal abuse that takes place at slaughterhouses.

Todd Lee, 33, has worked for the organization for one year and said becoming a vegan was, “the best decision of [his] life.”

After watching the video Michael Morris, 20, digital arts and design major, stated that he “think[s] what they are doing is right . . . it’s gotta be done.”

The Haugh Performing Arts Center had a booth displaying photos of Siro-A, described as Japan’s answer to The Blue Man Group, in order to promote their performance in the HPAC March 14 at 8 p.m.

Newly activated clubs like Righteous Right were out promoting themselves with spinning wheels to win prizes and encouraging students to take an ideology test.

Athanasios Klovtsiniotis, 21, demonstrates a “candle trick” at the Chemistry Club booth on March 11 during Club Rush. As the glass beaker smothers the flame out the water rises into the glass. (Jessica Soto/Citrus College Clarion)

Athanasios Klovtsiniotis, 21, demonstrates a “candle trick” at the Chemistry Club booth on March 11 during Club Rush. As the glass beaker smothers the flame out the water rises into the glass. (Jessica Soto/Citrus College Clarion)

The Chemistry Club attracted students with their “candle trick.” A lit candle in a small pool of water was covered with a glass beaker and while the flame was put out due to the lack of oxygen, the water would then rise into the beaker.

Go science!

The Gay-Straight Alliance, Native American Student Association, Helping Find Opportunities in the Pursuit of Education, Language Cafe, Latinos Unidos Students Association, Gamers Guild, Swing Club and Researchers in Paranormal were also in attendance.

With a smaller number of students in attendance than usual, the clubs put forth an effort to entertain and attract the students who did participate.

“Club Rush is a great way to show students that there is more to community college life than just what they find in the classroom,” Alejandra Morales, vice president of associated students of Citrus College, said.

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