SMC jumps into club row both feet first
Santa Monica College's annual Club Row had a large turnout on the sunny day last Thursday. Clubs were given the opportunity to publicize and booths lined up in the quad.
Andrew Nicholls, the director of activities was responsible for the organization of the event. "I couldn't have done it without the help of office staff and my fellow directors," he said. "Thank you very much."
Saleha Bahtti, the president of the Muslim Students Association's booth. "Most people on campus don't know that there is an MSA; this semester I am trying to get people to know who we are and we exist. We are even giving out a free translation of the Koran."
Hillel, a Jewish club had a booth hosted by the president of the club, Samantha Eddahbi.
"A lot of people are coming out. Even students who aren't Jewish are interested in our club and would like to know more about it," she said. "It's a great event, you get to see the diversity of SMC."
The president of the Music Club, Sean Park explained his club in detail while handing out candy at his booth. "What we do is come hang out talk about music," he said.
He added that, "If you want to promote your music, if you want to show people what you got, you can just bring it to class one day."
Alfredo De Teresa, president of the Student Veteran Association, explained that their purpose is to promote successful transitions for those who served.
"It's not the easiest thing to get out of the service to civilian life. Our purpose really is to help our veterans with everything we do," he said. "We work hand and hand with the veterans research center on campus."
Eco Action Club was also present. "We are really trying to get students together and let them know that their voice counts and let them know that they are important," said David Redwood. "We need them to speak up in the community to make the community stronger."
"Once we are there we can tackle more issues that have to do with the environment. We are open to any student that is willing to show up to a meeting," said Redwood. "Everyone is important we are all part of the environment."