New social opportunities offered by student organizations

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With the start of a new semester, it’s time to refresh everyone’s minds on the versatility of groups that are offered on campus.

The SCE’s Organization Fair, which took place last week in the Student Union lobby and Schneider rooms, saw several of these organizations advocating for those passing through to come and see what they are all about.

From Student Government to Anime Club to numerous sororities and fraternities, there was something for everyone to look into at the fair. For first-year Kelcie Fox, this turned out to be Capital’s resident a cappella group, the Capitones.

“I hadn’t really considered it before, but they caught my eye at the org fair and I ended up at auditions,” she said.

While there are several established groups to choose from on campus, there are also some new new ones to look into this semester, including the Baker Street Bees, a Sherlock Holmes appreciation club.

“I love the Sherlock Holmes stories, and I wanted to share my love with people who otherwise may never have encountered them,” first-year Mackenzie Howard, the club’s president, said.

The goal of the Baker Street Bees is to discuss one of the 56 stories included in the series at each meeting, before watching a film or television adaptation of the story and discussing it. The first meeting will be held on Jan. 24 from 7-9:30 p.m. in CMC 121.

To learn more about the Baker Street Bees, visit their newsletter at bit.ly/thebsbees.

Another new organization on campus is Friends Not Food, a vegetarian club founded by sophomore Becca Barravechia and junior Annie Mager. Their inspiration came from what they feel is a lack of community on campus for people who choose cruelty-free diets.

“The main thing we want to accomplish is to build an environment where people of the vegetarian, vegan, and cruelty-free lifestyles can come together to raise awareness on these particular issues,” Barravechia said.

Katie Stanley, junior theatre major advertising the new LED club. 

They plan to bring in speakers to educate those who want to learn more about these lifestyles, as well as work to find a solution to the concerns they have about dining on campus. There will be meetings twice a month, though dates and times have yet to be decided. To join the organization or learn more about it, email Barravechia at bbarravechia@capital.edu or Mager at amager@capital.edu.

Also on campus is the LED, or Lighting Event and Design club. Advisor Jeff Gress, an entertainment technology designer and associate professor here at Capital, approached a group of students about putting together a club that works primarily with lighting for different events.

The club is participating in WXCU Radio’s Frostbite Festival, which will be at 7 p.m. Friday Jan. 25 in CMC 121. For more information on how to get involved, contact junior Katie Stanley at kstanley2@capital.edu. No experience is necessary, all you need is a willingness to learn.

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