Over 600 attend Biola club fair on Wednesday
Demonstrating various experiments, juniors Sarah Lum and Katrina Lin represent the American Chemical Society at the Club Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 12. | Emily Arnold/THE CHIMES
Sutherland Way bustled with students visiting the diverse array of tables at Wednesday’s Club Fair.
Some of the new clubs this year include a knitting club, American Sign Language club, hide-and-seek club, scuba diving club and chemistry club.
Between 600 and 700 students walked by the fair between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., according to Associated Students club coordinator junior Brett Kobold. The walkway was nearly impossible to walk down due to the number of students looking at the different booths. Some of those students were looking at the booths as they headed to class, but others were more intentional about attending the fair, like sophomore sociology major Jasmyn Hiday.
Hiday planned on attending the Club Fair so that she could get more involved with the Biola community. This was her first time attending the Club Fair, and she was already excited about Maharlika, Hiday said.
“There are about 50 clubs this year,” said Kobold. He also said that the process to create one’s own club is not difficult. In order to do so, one must contact him by email or in person and pitch the club idea. Although having an adviser and vice president for the club is appreciated, it is not required, according to Kobold.
One of the more recent clubs is the Environmental Science Club. It is a rebooted club that used to be named the Granola Club. The club will be more active by restoring the creek that runs through Biola and by recycling. They also go hiking, according to Nicole Stinchcomb, the co-vice president of the club.
It took Kobold many hours to get ready for Club Fair. He was in charge of setting up the event and getting the clubs together. The fair continues through Thursday for students who were not able to attend on Wednesday.