By Ellen Cicchitti
For unsure freshmen, bored upperclassmen or any student trying to look for a new hobby or to meet new people, there are always school clubs to join. Here is a list of just seven of the many clubs offered at DeSales.
Every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in Dooling 209, Anime Club gathers to vote, pick and watch a selection of Japanese anime. They endeavor to foster a close community of anyone who enjoys Japanese animation and comics. If you’re an anime fan, this is definitely the club for you. In preparation for Halloween, Anime Club, in collaboration with Gamers Society, will be hosting a Cosplay Contest in the McShea Commons area at 6:00 p.m. on Oct. 30. For those interested, contact Nick Collura at nc6907@desales. edu.
Best Buddies is a beautiful club designed to foster a relationship with people with disabilities. The mission of the club is to establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-on-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. At the college level, student volunteers are matched with “buddies” to provide enriching friendships. Open to all students, their meetings are in either the McShea Kender or Danko rooms at 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday. For those interested, contact Claire Kisch at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions or comments.
Like to play instruments; in particular, the violin, trumpet or drums? Every Wednesday at 8:00 p.m., in the Dooling auditorium, members of the club meet to practice selected pieces for performances. As of now, the Bulldog Band mainly performs at nursing homes and, around Christmas time, they play carols for sing-alongs in the library. For those interested contact Erin Cicchitti at email@example.com for any questions or comments.
Every other Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. in Dooling 106, students can submit a piece of their writing to the Creative Writing’s Blackboard site, or come straight to the clubroom with their written material for critiques, Here budding writers can see what they need to do in their works, and perhaps even get their pieces published in the Weal, the school’s literary magazine. Any kind of creative writing is accepted, from poems to creative non-fiction. For those interested contact Rhianna Delich at rd4367@ desales.edu for any questions.
Starting off the school week every Monday at 6:00 p.m., the Gamers Society meets in McShea commons to relax and play video games. It’s an easy way to meet fellow gamers and test out different games. Gamers Society does not just play video games; card games are equally common, and board games can pop up depending on members’ interests. They even host tournaments throughout the semesters, including Pokémon and Super Smash Bros. It’s a hassle-free and stress-free club for anyone who likes to play games. For those interested contact Scott Alexander Miller at sm7160@ desales.edu for further questions.
Located in McShea, meetings for the Spanish club are every Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. DeSales students can learn about different languages, cultures and ways of life while having fun and meeting new people. It is comprised of a diverse group of students from different walks of life. You don’t even need to know Spanish to enjoy a relaxing club such as this one. For those interested, contact Banessa Tenezaca at firstname.lastname@example.org or Guadalupe Flores at gf5247@ desales.edu.
Every Saturday at 7:30 p.m., students gather in Billera Gym for a fun game of Ultimate Frisbee. Being a club sport, the game is easy to follow and a surprisingly good way to stay in shape. Regular attendance, while not required, is recommended if you want to keep up with a good playing routine. Players with all kinds of experience are welcome. For those interested, contact Matt Colarusso at mc0796@ desales.edu for any questions.
Looking for an organization not featured in this article? Log on to CollegiateLink for a wider list of clubs and contacts. There is sure to be an association perfect for all students. So get out there and start looking.