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Meet the Seven New Clubs Approved This Semester

This semester the SGA approved seven new clubs and organizations on campus. The list of new clubs is as follows:

Accounting Club
EC Math Club
EC Emergency Medical Services (ECEMS)
EC Mock Trial Team
EC Collegiate Youth in Government
NAMI On Campus: “Students Against Stigma”
Graphic Design Club

We reached out to the presidents of these clubs in order to gain some insight as to their mission and role on campus.

Niko Townsend ’17, president of the EC Math Club, explained that their aim is “to host events that will facilitate a stronger community in the mathematics department at Emmanuel, as well as providing a more welcoming face to the Emmanuel community at large.” They also hope this will work to create a “larger math department with an increase in student involvement.” Townsend explained that they plan to host a monthly game night, as well as a math department meet and greet, and a Pi Day celebration, among other potential events.

Allyson Criner ’17 explained that the purpose of the Mock Trial Team is for members to learn how to argue a case like a real attorney would do. In February, the group plans to participate in a regional tournament run by the American Mock Trial Association, which includes 350 colleges in the country. “The tournament can be very competitive, but with it being our first year I really just want the team to get a feel of how to act in the courtroom and become comfortable with arguing a case,” Criner said. “It is a great team to join if you like to argue or act or even if you are just curious about law. The team is definitely not aimed towards only pre-law students, and no experience is necessary to join.” The team meets Wednesdays at 7PM in Admin 438.

Megan Malaby ’17, secretary of NAMI On Campus: “Students Against Stigma,” sent us the following: “If you broke your arm, you wouldn’t hesitate to go to the hospital, so why are people afraid to embrace mental wellness? Students Against Stigma (SAS) is an on-campus chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. As a club, SAS will act as a resource for students to gain awareness and get educated about mental illness. We will host campus-wide events to initiate a conversation about mental health and alleviate any stigma associated with it. One in four college students has a diagnosable mental illness – everybody knows somebody. Like us on Facebook, and keep an eye out for postings about our first general member meetings!”

Geoffrey Morrissey ’14, president of the Accounting Club, explained that the mission of the club is “to grow the accounting major, and help build connections with major firms.” If you would like more info about meeting details, feel free to contact Geoffrey and express your interest.

Julia Paige ’16, president of the Graphic Design Club, sent along the following: The club is open to graphic design majors, minors, and non-majors alike–anyone that has an interest in design or visual communication. Paige explained: “Some of our ideas for this club are to create an open discussion about graphic design, trends, and artists in the design world. We want to have a space where members feel that they can share their work in a space open for critique and suggestions, both for school and for personal projects. We also want to create a forum for online discussion, where members can contribute their findings as well as information about events happening in Boston, designers to watch, and more.” Page also stated that “Ultimately, we want this club to grow in the direction that the members see helpful to themselves as students, designers and professionals.”

ECEMS and EC Collegiate Youth in Government did not respond to our requests for further information.

Chelsea McDonnell is the Assistant Managing Editor at the Hub! She can be reached at Follow her on Twitter @chelsea_lynn_!

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