Eastfield clubs offer place for students to get engaged

Manuel Guapo/The Et Cetera
By JESUS AYALA
@AyalaETC

More than 30 student clubs are active on campus, from the supersize Communication Club to the newly formed Plant Based Nutrition Club.

Students can learn about existing clubs and how to form their own at the Club Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 7 in the Lower Courtyard.

“It’s important to join clubs because they help you build a network with different individuals and give you a chance to better yourself,” said Yazmin Lopez, president of the Student Government Association. “The benefits of joining clubs are gaining skills such as leadership, communication, time management, self-confidence and the ability to work as a team. You will get out of your comfort zone.”

Diego Seguinot, president of the Video Game Club, said his group, which meets with the Anime Club, is a place to find common ground.

“The Video Game Club was started to have a place where people can go with the same interest and make friendships, in this case [through] video games,” Seguinot said. “The clubs help people get out of their comfort zone, meet new people, and connect … with their professional career.”

The Video Game Club also holds fundraisers, and members volunteer on campus and in the community.

They also help those who want to pursue jobs in the video game and anime business. Members recently visited anime entertainment company Funimation, one of the largest producers, in Flower Mound.

“A lot of people were convinced that, yes, they want to go and do this,” Seguinot said. “Our intention is to create friendships and give people the inspiration to go into anything video game related.”

The club hopes to raise money to purchase gaming consoles and games. In the past, members have brought their own consoles and games to meetings to share with the other students. They meet weekly on campus.

—Yesenia Alvarado contributed to this report

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