Info Fair gives students a taste of campus life
Red square was alive with students during info fair, an event that showcased over 200 clubs, departments and organizations.
Freshman Faith Edwards enjoyed the info fair overall, especially the free food because she said it gave her more energy to walk around.
Edwards said she was interested in the Acts of Kindness Club because she thought it seemed really nice to do little things around campus to help people have a better day.
Other clubs that caught her attention were Harry Potter Club and the Kokondo Self Defense Club.
“Self defense caught my attention because you have to be prepared to defend yourself walking around at night,” Edwards said. “Me and my friend were walking around the Ridge around 11 p.m. and it was kind of scary. It would be nice to be able to defend yourself.”
Routines were performed by the cheerleading squad, the dance team and the Oceanic Student Association which all attracted a crowd of about 100 students.
Freshman Brianna Berkson said she didn’t think the fair was as crazy as she expected it to be.
“I think everyone did a nice job of having their signs and goodies out,” Berkson said. “I thought there would be more rings of booths in the middle but I think everything was laid out well. Students are getting through efficiently.”
Freshman Rebekah Frankum thought the info fair was great.
“Because I’m a first year student, it’s nice to be able to walk around and see clubs in one place,” Frankum said.
Frankum said without this you’d have to go to a lot of buildings and places to find everything, which would be difficult for new students having to wander around.
As a new school year begins, the info fair is one event that helps to introduce students to campus life and make new connections through the various clubs Western offers.