The Inter Club Council’s World’s Fair took place last Thursday evening in the Stevenson Union, where campus organizations ranging from the Harry Potter Club to the Tango Club tabled their goodies and information.
Students, faculty, and community members alike attended to learn more about all of the diverse resources on campus and enjoy free refreshments, a Star Trek simulator, battle of the bands, and more.
Hospitality and Tourism Club tabled with free, homemade desserts that ranged from lemon tarts to cheesecake. According to Erica Recinos, president, the purpose of the club is to prepare students for the hospitality industry by participating in catering for local receptions on campus and in the community.
The Dulcet Club, an a capella group going on its eighth year at SOU, made its presence known with a live performance of songs by Adele and other modern artists. The group has performed at campus events, attended competitions, and is working on putting out its third album this spring.
According to Carson Hockley, president, group members are encouraged to bring in songs that they want to sing, and if the arrangement can be worked out, they add it to their repertoire.
“These people are the most talented performers I’ve ever met, “ said Hockley.
Brand new to SOU was To Write Love on Her Arms-SOU Chapter, a campus club related to its non-profit counterpart on the east coast. The organization helps increase awareness about mental illnesses and importance of providing help to individuals who suffer from them.
SOU’s chapter will locally help increase awareness about topics such as suicide, addiction, depression, and self-harm, as well as work to find help for those suffering from any of these conditions. According to the club’s president Autumn Wilson, SOU’s chapter is the only one in Oregon and only the second to reach the west coast.
“We are excited to be starting here,” said Wilson.
According to Cydney Reid, club secretary, the club is planning to start raising support and awareness on campus with some events in the springtime. Engaging students was a large poster that hung behind the table that posed two questions to students: “What’s your biggest fear?” and “What’s your greatest dream?” This activity has been used throughout the nation to remind individuals that their life has a purpose and a direction.
“I think it’s an important issue for college students,” said Tori Morgan, vice president of To Write Love on Her Arms. “Suicide is a scary topic; [the club] makes scary topics not so scary.”