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Club Rush Closes for Another Semester

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Club Rush attendees explore potential clubs to join. Photo credit: Fernando Haro

Club Rush attendees explore potential clubs to join. Photo credit: Fernando Haro

Club Rush attendees explore potential clubs to join. Photo credit: Fernando Haro

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Club Rush took place this week from Monday, September 10 through Thursday, September 14 on the Library Lawn.

This event occurs on the third week of every Fall and Spring semester and consists of multiple clubs hoping to fill their sign-up sheets.

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Club Rush event at Sep 10, 2018 on the Library Lawn. Photo credit: Mari Inagaki

Since tables are limited, clubs were required to register before setting up their booth on the Library Lawn.

Clubs such as LGBTQIA+, Film Club, and the Inter-Club Council (ICC) were in attendance this year.

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Inter-Club Council Vice-President Jennifer Gutierrez waits for students to join her club. Photo credit: Fernando Haro

 

Vice-President of the Inter-Club Council Jennifer Gutierrez,19, said, “It showcases our organizations and programs.” The Inter-Club Council is responsible for financing the clubs on campus.

“This year, the ICC has an overall budget of $60,000,” Gutierrez said. “About $25,000 will go to the clubs to fund events and $35,000 will go to the ICC”, she added.

“The ICC plans events such as the Homecoming Dance, The Harvest Festival, and the Children’s Holiday Party with their budget,” Gutierrez said.

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Students enter the already large crowd of Club Rush attendees. Photo credit: Fernando Haro

Gender Sexuality Alliance club (GSA), President Katelyn Adair, 20, said her club was working on a new constitution because they want to be “more inclusive to the community and allies of the community.”

“GSA club provides discussion, sources, and resources for the LGBTQIA+ community,” Adair said.

Adair explained that she works closely with the psychology and sociology department at El Camino College as well as the local South Bay LGBT Center to provide support within her club and community.

“It is a combo of those looking for support and space where they can be themselves,” Club Secretary Shauntay Mccarthy, 35, said.

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Club Rush event at Sep 10, 2018 on the Library Lawn. Photo credit: Mari Inagaki

The Collegiate Association for the Research of Principles (CARP), was also in attendance.

CARP is a club that teaches its members to have a high moral standard. They do that by studying acceptance and the teachings of multiple religious groups.

“As long as they feel like they’re loved man, and accepted, we don’t want to block that,” said 20-year-old CARP Historian Ikusei Nagai.

“It’s my first year here. I was on a gap year program for two years and I just came back here and started school and what I feel was the most important thing is that I was able to feel this warmness and how much they really care,” Nagai said.

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El Camino College Police Department recruits potential cadets. Photo credit: Fernando Haro

Associated Student Body Coordinator Lawrence Moreno, 63, explained that a common misconception is that ASB is made up of students. “It is not just students, it is students, faculty, and alumni,” Moreno said.

“We do a lot. We give money to all these clubs. We help them on their excursions as well, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg,” Moreno said.

The ASB held a raffle at Club Rush on Thursday, Sept. 13 with the winning prize being two tickets to Aquarium of the Pacific.

Non-attendees can find more information on clubs, registration forms, and resources on the El Camino College website.

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Club Rush event at Sep 10, 2018 on the Library Lawn. Photo credit: Mari Inagaki

 

Update Sept. 13, 2018 7:26 p.m., A duplicate photo was removed from the story.

 

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Club Rush Closes for Another Semester