Club rush dominates the quad

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Club rush dominates the quad

ASSC Sens. Alejandro Gallardo and Kayla Louis promote breast cancer awareness. (William Nacouzi)

ASSC Sens. Alejandro Gallardo and Kayla Louis promote breast cancer awareness. (William Nacouzi)

ASSC Sens. Alejandro Gallardo and Kayla Louis promote breast cancer awareness. (William Nacouzi)

ASSC Sens. Alejandro Gallardo and Kayla Louis promote breast cancer awareness. (William Nacouzi)

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On Monday, Nov. 7, Skyline Organization and Club Council (S.O.C.C) held a Club Rush down at the quad.

Although not all clubs were present during the event, nevertheless, it proved successful. All the tables were taken by various clubs, including the Environmental Club, Associated Students of Skyline College, the Ceramics Club, the Christian Fellowship Club, Skyline Against the Cuts, Phi Theta Kappa Club, Pre-Pharmacy Society Club, Honors Club, Journalism Club, Administration of Justice Club.

Club Rush kicked off at 10 a.m. with very little fanfare and small groups of club members setting up shop or ready and eagerly awaiting students’ questions and explaining their club’s purpose to interested passersby.

The day began slowly with small groups of students stopping by to check out tables, but by 11 a.m. the quad was filled with students as they checked out the congregation of clubs and learned about future activities.

All the clubs had examples present at the each of their table of activities, to illustrate what they were promoting. The Ceramics Club had bowls at their table available for students, the Administration of Justice Club and a number of other clubs had pamphlets present, then there was the Environment Club and Pre-Pharmacy Society Club which had cardboard posters at their tables showing their club activities.

The ASSC manned two tables. One was for the ASSC itself, and the second table was aimed at raising awareness of breast cancer, despite the fact that October had passed. “Well, October was breast cancer awareness month, so even though breast cancer awareness month is over, we kind of feel that it’s still an issue year-round,” said Kayia Louis, ASSC Senator. “So we are trying to get the message out that we’re thinking about them, that we care about them and we’re just trying to spread a little joy.” Ian Mackenzie of the Environmental Club said their main goal was to raise awareness of environmental issues here on campus so that students are more conscious of their surrounding environment and the cost to the environment of all the items which they use in their daily lives.

“We try to make people more environmentally aware of what they can do for our planet and encourage more tree planting, recycling, reusing, that type of thing,” Mackenzie said.

The Pre-Pharmacy Club was also present and represented by Katrina Cheung, whose table content was aimed at raising student awareness of the dangers of misusing drugs like Adderall and Ritalin, which some students take to increase their own cognitive abilities during exams. These drugs are often taken without a medical precription from people or friends who do have one, which can lead to overdoses or worse.

The Pre-Pharmacy Club also wanted to raise student awareness of the fact that pills and other medical drugs do look similar to candy. This is especially important for parents or students who spend a lot of time around children because failure to notice the difference between the two can result in accidents.

To drive the point home, the Pre-Pharmacy Club had a test available for students to take. They had pairs of pictures of drugs and candy, which looked very similar, and students had to state which was which.

These three clubs are only a sample of the clubs here at Skyline, and the purpose of each, is to raise students awareness to the issues and problems around them each day but also motivate them to join a club.

Club Rush ended at 1 p.m without a bang but with silence. By that time students were back inside their salt mines working towards their own education and enlistment. Club members from all the clubs present at the event packed up for the day and left the tables empty and still.