Annual Club Activities Fair gives students a chance to get more involved

The Club Activities Fair was held on Oct. 14 and 15 from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Each club was allowed to set up tables and speak with passing students.  

Each club set up their tables differently but 22-year-old computer science major Sirazle Ali said the Diversity Student Association were mainly trying to recruit members.  

The DSA will be meeting Nov. 20 in M200 from 12 to 2 p.m. further meetings have not yet been scheduled.

Association President Jacob Hernandez, a 24-year-old programming major, said, “We’re trying to reach out to all types of students of all types of cultures.”

The Muslim Student Association brought with them a banner that read, “Questions about Islam? Ask a Muslim.” Amerah Edais, 20, MSA president and an anthropology major said, “People want to know things. Who better than the sources.”

Aside from an open copy of the Quran, there were various different Information pamphlets and even DVD’s about Islam being offered for free to those who visited the MSA table.

Mora Elaraby, 19, MSA vice president and a business administration major joined the association last semester. Elaraby said she wanted to be more apart of it. The MSA meets Mondays in LRC 103 at 1:30 pm.

Anime Club President Kira Cushman, a 23-year-old English major, said the Anime Club is important because it focuses on connecting friendships.  

Cushman said the club wants to inform people about anime’s many aspects as well as all the different art styles and types of anime people can watch. The club also focuses on analyzing traditional Japanese history and folklore.

Anime club meets in Art Room 605 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Jonathan Rich, 31, is a psychology human services major and also president of the Veterans Club. Rich said the club wants everybody to know that veterans can have fun too.

The Veterans Club will be hosting a paintball event at West Coast Adventure Park in early Nov. Contact Rich at [email protected] for further information regarding club meetings and the paintball event.  

Chemistry Club Co-President Hilary Cane, a 21-year-old chemistry major, said, “We want to show the fun side of chemistry.” The Chemistry Club sold shirts and mid-term survival kits from their table. The mid-term survival kits included: scantrons, paper clips, flash cards and pencils.

Cane and 18-year-old Co-President Karina Kurudimov, a nutrition biology major, said the club was hoping to raise enough money to be able to purchase molecular model kits for chemistry students to use on campus.  

“Science is cool,” said Kurudimov. Kurudimov also said the previous Chemistry Club wasn’t able to accomplish a whole lot during last semester so this year the club wants to do as much as they can for the sake of chemistry.

John Galas, 22, a biology chemistry major and a member of the club said, “We hope to inspire students about science and chemistry.”  The Chemistry Club is planning on doing lab experiment demonstrations for local elementary schools.

Chemistry Club meets on Mondays from 7 to 8 p.m. in SCI 110.

Kaday Sorie, 20, biology major and spokesperson for the African Student Association said, “We encourage everyone to join.” The African Student Association was established in 2014. This is the second semester that Cosumnes River College has had this option of association for students.  

Sorie said the association wants to spread the word about everything that’s going on in Africa and in third world countries all over. The ASA had its first meeting on Oct. 13 but does not currently have a meeting schedule.

“Thrive On Plants” President Tehreem Aslam, 22-year-old biology major, said TOP wants to get more people open-minded about having a healthier diet.  

Aslam said the sometimes college students find themselves cramming and might not be taking their body’s best interest into account when making food and overall health decisions for themselves.

TOP meets Wednesday from 12 to 1:20 p.m. Enrollment for all clubs is done online through the CRC website.