Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Falling For Activities

Fantasy role-playing and student government: What do these two things have in common? Vol State has many extra- curricular activities available, and Dungeons and Dragons is a popular choice. Many of the clubs were on display at the Fall Fling today.

William Huffine is a first year nursing major, and is very interested in student activities. “I’ve been interested in a couple such at SGA and The National Society of Leadership and Success. I’m just trying to take the best opportunity to get involved. I never got involved in high school, and I realize that this is important,” William said.

Radiology students Jennifer Revalee and Gracie Rayburn were eating in the courtyard, and both agree that they don’t have time to take on any extra activities with the hectic schedule they have. “Any time you have the chance to do extra-curricular activities is good. It gives you a chance to socialize with other students and do things you enjoy; I just don’t have the time,” Jennifer said. “I didn’t even know that the school was this big, and that any of this was out here! It is refreshing to actually see other students,” Gracie said.
BJ Lewis is the Vice President of the Dungeons and Dragons club and thinks it is important be involved in some sort of extra-curricular activity. “It is part of formal education and socialization,” B.J said. BJ thinks that the Fall Fling is a good way to showcase what activities are offered. “This is out in the open and we get a lot of people trying to get to class,” BJ said.
The President of the African American Student Union, Deandra Moore has been involved with the organization for two years. “Anyone can join, and you don’t have to be African American. We do a lot of community service, and we are working with an organization out of Gallatin, TN called Children Are People Too,” said Deandra.
Whether students want to meet people with similar interests or want experience with their field of study, there is most likely an organization available.
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