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Freshman psychology major Maria Reynoso, freshman undeclared major Kaelyn Oliver and freshman music major Isobelle Garcia represent the Dance Club in In-In-Out gear at the spring club fair Feb. 5. / photo by Danielle De Luna

Freshman psychology major Maria Reynoso, freshman undeclared major Kaelyn Oliver and freshman music major Isobelle Garcia represent the Dance Club in In-In-Out gear at the spring club fair Feb. 5. / photo by Danielle De Luna

Rashonda Taylor
Staff Writer

Over 60 clubs participated in the “Exploring SoCal” themed spring club fair Feb. 5 in Sneaky Park.

Booths were decorated as specific Southern California landmarks, cities or events. 

The Iota Delta sorority booth was designed to look like the San Diego Zoo, and the Black Student Union booth was modeled after Inglewood.

The club fair is held every semester to inform students about the various organizations.

“We’re here today to promote formal recruitment for the sororities,” said Sheccid Roque, sophomore political science and French major and Alpha Omicron Pi member.

“We want to inform as many girls who are curious about formal recruitment and (offer) basic information (so) they are fully prepared for this upcoming recruitment,” she said.

The Black Student Union was there promoting their Black Centric Fest, which is an annual celebration of culture. 

The event will offer free food, a DJ and lawn games for everyone to enjoy. 

The Black Centric Fest will be on Feb. 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Sneaky Park.

BSU leaders emphasized that the organization is open to all students.

DaJohn Duplessis, sophomore sociology major and president of BSU, said that the booth’s Inglewood theme was inspired by one of the members who was raised there. 

“Many legends have come from Inglewood,” Duplessis said. “And we wanted to shine light on those areas to show support to them.” 

The La Verne Gaming Club invited students to go to their gaming tournaments, which held in the Campus Center. 

“Our tournaments are free to enjoy, along with free food and prizes from our sponsors,” said Steven Walker, senior business administration major and the president of the La Verne Gaming Club. “It’s a nice chance for everyone to come and relax with one another.”

The choir appeared to be one of the largest groups at the event. 

“It showed that you can create your own community in just about any place as long as you can find your people,” said Melissa Ochoa, sophomore political science major, who is considering.

Rashonda Taylor can be reached at rashonda.taylor@laverne.edu.

Kendall Ebert, senior educational studies major, Emily Gosdanian, sophomore communications major and officer for Alpha Omicron Pi, and Amber Kushwaha, sophomore business administration major, display a Rose Bowl themed booth for Alpha Omicron Pi at the club fair Feb. 5. / photo by Rashonda Taylor

Kendall Ebert, senior educational studies major, Emily Gosdanian, sophomore communications major and officer for Alpha Omicron Pi, and Amber Kushwaha, sophomore business administration major, display a Rose Bowl themed booth for Alpha Omicron Pi at the club fair Feb. 5. / photo by Rashonda Taylor

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