Club Rush hits campus

Many booths like these were a part of the October Club Rush and the Halloween Costume Contest that took place in the quad. (Jordan Rangel/Lariat)

Many booths like these were a part of the October Club Rush and the Halloween Costume Contest that took place in the quad. (Jordan Rangel/Lariat)

On a cloudy October afternoon, Saddleback students and their ghoulish friends gathered for an annual Halloween congregation. Sponsors and students alike celebrated an early Halloween which was met with games, costume parties and career opportunities.

Among the gathering, October Club Rush, whose attendees include Local City Services, Raising Cain and Saddleback Transfer Info were most notable, followed by the 25th Annual Red Ribbon Week Resource and Career Fair as well as the Halloween Costume Contest.

Among the clubs present, the Human Services Club’s Vine Peace gave a short summary as to Red Ribbon Week’s mission.

“We are just making awareness of the human services program that we have here and the Human Services Club … Our club basically is to help the unfortunate [and] to help the needy,” said Peace. “We’re trying to help the people that have gone down the avenue of drugs, but also the kids of those people; the families of those people.”

Vine Peace (grey top) and Christian Bonin (blue top) pose for picture next to their booth. Peace and Bonin are members of the Human Services Club. (Jordan Rangel/Lariat)

Vine Peace (grey shirt) and Christian Bonin (blue shirt) pose for picture next to their booth. Peace and Bonin are members of the Human Services Club. (Jordan Rangel/Lariat)

No one was more noticeable than the Anime Club, whose members were sporting costumes based on a variety of Japanese-based characters present in anime.

Pumpkin painting, free donuts and cookies and catered sandwiches by Superior Which, a non-profit organization which does volunteer work offering students their services, were just some of the free services offered to attendees.

John Pentony, the President of the Saddleback College Loyal Activists, which is another club present in the Club Rush, stated

“What we are doing is a community service charity club to really get students more involved, and basically, we put on events for them to kind of give back [to the community]” said Pentony. “We have done sack lunches for the homeless, we’ve run a 5k and we have scholarships at the school.”

Club Rush was a huge success in educating students about the wide variety of clubs available on campus.

Contributions from Dominic Ebel, Nick Nenad and Rivka Saydman.

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