By Austin Campbell and Ethan Finchum
During the afternoon of the 16th of January, the St. Petersburg College club rush took place at the Tarpon Springs Campus in the courtyard. The club rush started around 12:30 and there were plenty of people who were signing up for clubs or grabbing some food to eat with their friends. The St. Petersburg College staff was giving out free food to everyone who showed up to the club rush. The staff was grilling hamburgers, handing out bags of chips, and giving out cookies. The club rush also had games that you were able to play like corn hole and also a giant chess board.
While everyone was enjoying the club rush, a student did an interview with an early college student name Joey Zeiro. Joey is a freshman, and this was his first club rush that he has attended here at SPC Tarpon, and he said he is very likely to be back for the next one. We asked Joey about his thoughts on the food, if he signed up for any clubs, and if he was enjoying the club rush. Joey said, “The food was good; I haven’t signed up for any clubs, and it has been a good time at the club rush.” Joey was able to meet new people and enjoyed lunch with them at the event.
There were plenty of people signing up for clubs. Some of the clubs that were available to sign up for were the gaming/anime club, phi theta kappa, student mentor club, student government association, the early college club and the fitness club. We were able to interview two members from the gaming and anime club, and they were able to describe to us their club and what all goes on in it. Chris Moroski the President of the gaming and anime club said, “It is a social club where people can come and hang out, play various board games, video games, table top games, magic, and card games.” Another member of the club stated that, “predominantly the gaming side is based around magic and Smash Bros, it is mostly a social club to connect people with some other people into the same hobbies as them.” The gaming and anime club is a great way to meet with people who enjoy playing a variety of different games, a great way to socialize with people you have never met before, and to meet some new friends.
The club rush went down as a success due to the fact that many people enjoyed the food and signed up for clubs. There were a lot of people that attended the club rush and everyone seemed to be having a good time with their friends. Ethan and I saw many early college students there and noticed it was their first club rush they have attended and many of them signed up for the clubs offered at the Tarpon Springs Campus. The club rush next semester will be another successful one.