No time to make time



I was to write an article profiling a few clubs that were to be present at the club fair on Wednesday, but I had to instead ask the features page editor to take it off of her page, being that evidently, only one single table was occupied among the many that were distributed conveniently around the quad for the event of the club fair. The Christian Fellowship Club was the only one I had a chance to talk to and being so, I found it more interesting to write about the evident reasons why the notion of clubs is one that’s too hard to implement in a group of youth who are torn between academics, employment and social life.

Trying to establish clubs in college is a very ambitious and constructive idea, though realistically, quite an inept effort. Given a big population of people of the same age, the idea of creating communities to unite students according to their affinities seems fun, but unless it’s a community of students who live together that we are talking about, making time to get together or even pay any interest to community efforts would be too great a challenge.

I find myself barely spending time at home, let alone having time to watch T.V, and it is merely sixteen units of school, work, a boyfriend and a best friend that I don’t spend enough time with that render my hours depleted. How are people who take 18 units, work 30 hours a week, and manifest their social life when time allows, expected to stroll around the quad trying to find some clubs to join? After all, the officers of these clubs themselves didn’t have the time to be present behind their tables on Wednesday.

One advocacy point for clubs is the ability to earn some leadership skills and work experience that would embellish a resume. This tactic works better than the socialization cause, but fails to guarantee a successful job by those who sign up for leadership and work experience, since they themselves can’t make time to publicize their clubs.

So the bottom line is: None of us have time, and even if we do, as the run-off election has done an accurate job at showing: WE DON’T CARE. So why bother with the idea of a club fair to begin with, the concept of community amongst youth has floated to the domain of cyber space anyways.