There’s a club for everyone

Are you into psychology, broadcasting, or sociology? You are not alone.

By Yesenia Burgara, Staff Writer

The Black Student Union hosted Club Day last Wednesday in front of the Student Service Center; clubs hoped to inform students about their organizations, recruit more members with the same beliefs and interest, or even spark new interests in others.

PSYCH BOOT - Saam Shirazian (right), President of the Psychology Club, analyze Mereat Askander's interest in joining the organization.Ariane Azar / Photographer

PSYCH BOOT – Saam Shirazian (right), President of the Psychology Club, analyze Mereat Askander’s interest in joining the organization.

The Valley Collegiate Players started in 1958 and is one of the oldest clubs at Valley. With over 80 members, they help everyone find a place in the world of theater. They meet Fridays at 2 p.m. in the theater building, where they plan events such as game nights, ice cream socials, and fundraising events.

“We are like family,” said VCP member Francisco Yasin. “If one of us graduates, we help each other find auditions.”

With 30 active members, the Broadcasting Club meets on Mondays at 3:30 p.m. in Humanities 112. Their main goal is to build awareness about the campus to the students. They want students to know that the campus radio is a voice for Monarchs with an interest in mass communication. They hold live remotes, help ASU,  and visit high schools. This semester they will have a Battle of the Bands on campus. 

The Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) is a positive, safe space for students to express themselves and receive support. GSA meets Mondays in Foreign Language (FL) 102 at 1:30 p.m. They discuss topics such as how to become allies, ethic issues about sexuality, and other serious issues. They even have scholarship opportunities for the LGBTQ community.

The Eco Advocates is a club that educates people about sustainability, they discusses environmental and social issues, and focuse on personal success. Eco Advocates meets on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in Allied Health & Sciences Center (AHS) 152. They also meet for night rides and hikes. They work together with organizations such as Heal the Bay, helping to clean up beaches and Let’s Clean Up Los Angeles, which helps to feed the homeless and clean the streets of L.A. In April, they will have an Arbor Day Festival on campus, inviting organizations such as Honey Love and Tree People.

Monarchs interested in discussing and examining society can join the Psych Club. It meets Thursdays at 3 p.m. in Behavioral Sciences (BSC) 105 and aims to educate people and answers any questions related to psychology. 

The Black Student Union to consider issues such as black representation and media related discussions. They help with school events and meet Mondays at 1 p.m. in FL 112.

On Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in the Campus Center (CC) 4, the Anime club meets to expand the knowledge about the culture of anime. They teach people how to start their own comics and how to digitalize. They also discuss censoring in anime, manga, and cosplay.

The Sociology Club is a place where people together in a fun environment and make sociology personal; they meet Thursdays at 2:30 p.m. in BSC 103. The club holds small events in community hang outs, fundraisers like this years Halloween fair, and have club relation conferences where they focus on one topic, this year being Leadership.

Finally, the TAP (Transfer Alliance Program) Club helps honor students. Meetings are Mondays at 1 p.m. in BSC 102. Among their activities, they facilitate a scholarship contest.

ASU-registered clubs can be contacted through the Valley College website.

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