High temperatures mark the beginning of the EC Fall 2013 Club Rush


Braving the heat of the sun, EC students sought shelter, wore light clothing and stayed hydrated as the Fall 2013 Club Rush week began on Monday.

The Muslim Students Association sat comfortably under a tent they shared with members of Phi Beta Gamma, the journalism club, and for the most part avoided the abuse of the sun.

Their table offered ice cold pink lemonade and easy conversations for students who had questions about the club.

Mohammed Zaffer, 19 business major, stopped by the table to chat with the members of the group. He had an easy formula for staying cool in the heat.

“I’m wearing a pink shirt and drinking pink lemonade,” Zaffer said.

Members of Hands of Friendship had the same idea. They remained cool under their tent with a cooler full of cold beverages.

Stacy Jones, 23, sign language/interpreter training major and member of Hands Of Friendship, said her intent was to remain “underneath the tent staying in the shade.”

Korea Campus Crusade for Christ is a multicampus club across the U.S. with a chapter here at EC. Their members erected a wide tent across two tables and sat comfortably and quietly enjoying the club rush crowds.

Geo Jung, 19, nursing major, was one of the members of the group. He had a different theory about staying cool in the heat.

“The longer you are out and exposed to the hot air, your body will adjust to it,” Jung said.

KCCC President Michael Orrantia, 19, criminal justice major, said, “We have a lot of water to keep hydrated.”

Whatever the recipe was for keeping cool, students roamed from table to table speaking with club members and obtaining literature about on campus clubs. Many gathered under the various shelters to have conversations with club members.

There were also those who had no erected shelter nor the comfort of a tree overhead to bring some shade.

Sociology club member Maria Vera, 21, sociology major, was one of the few who sat directly in the sun. The sun wasn’t going to keep her from attempting to recruit new members.

“I just put sunscreen on, and we’re going to go get umbrellas from our adviser,” Vera said.