The Campus Activity Board brought the Magical World of Disney to La Verne’s Club Fair on Aug. 28 as part of welcome week for new students.
The club fair lasted from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and provided free food for all students and commuters from Davenport Dining Hall.
“The club fair is very beneficial to not only new students but current ones as well because they can find new clubs that they might be interested in,” psychology major Heather Peck said.
One club Peck pointed out was the Spotted Pig, which was giving away miniature piggy banks to support the La Verne Student Emergency Loan Fund.
“This year we have round up parties so all the students bring their loose change and all the money raised go to support the Student Emergency Loan Fund,” Peck said.
“It provides short term interest rate loans to current students facing a time of crisis. So it’s Leos helping Leos.”
LeoFM entertained the crowd with music, games and prizes like free passes to Skyzone.
One game in particular that had many students pumped was a twerking contest.
Many of the booths were designed with Disney themes like an “Alice in Wonderland” tea party for the College Republicans Club with their chairman, political science major Nick Vasquez dressed as the Mad Hatter.
“The majority of the students at La Verne are pretty liberal so we wanted to have the club available for students who don’t really have a say in everyday speech,” Vasquez said.
“This is a chance for them to come by, talk and express their views with us and do activities relating to conservative ideas. And at the same time we try to be as bipartisan as we can.”
The College Republicans Club had voter registration forms for all students who wished to register to vote, regardless of the party they wished to join.
Another booth at the club fair was the Poetic Justice League, which aimed to help out students discover their poetic side.
“Everyone has a little bit of poet in them, so the club gives you the opportunity to find it,” member and criminology major, Sasha Jones said.
“We have workshops that allow you to grow in your writing skills and the benefits are that you get to learn so many things about yourself because, personally, I didn’t know I had so many things inside of me until I began to write about them.”
Among the many clubs at the fair were several fraternities and sororities looking for new students to recruit.
“We’re really excited to start this new year,” sociology major and Phi Sigma Sigma member Michelle Bedolla said.
“We actually have a new philanthropy this year which is childhood education.
We want to get more students involved and participate in child education related topics.”
Many of the booths tried to get a big crowd by giving away free stuff such, as candy and small piggy banks, but the largest crowd was formed in front of Phi Delta Theta’s free dunk tank. Students and commuters were given an opportunity to throw a ball sending frat brothers into the water.
Other clubs at the fair were the ULV College Democrats, ASULV, A Capella Barbershop Club and the debate team.
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