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With so many club options at CU there are some clubs that may pass beneath the radar. From clubs that are interested in helping others, to clubs that are about having fun, there’s a club for everyone. Here are several clubs you should know about.
The Hiking Club is self-explanatory: a club devoted to hiking. It is the oldest club at CU, founded in 1919, with student skill levels ranging from no hiking experience to hikers who have more than 300 miles experience. This wide range of skill level allows anyone to join in on the many events that are held throughout the school year and even during school breaks. It costs $20 for a membership, and there are an abundant amount of sponsors who help with the clubs activities, including gear that you may rent for the trips.
CU HVZ (Humans vs Zombies) is a club that puts on a weeklong game of tag on campus, “where the dead are out to get you… or you are out for brains.” When the game begins there are a few zombies who may tag you at any point on campus, unless you are indoors, to make you a fellow brain-eater. As you are running away, you may use sock bombs for defense and protect your brain from contamination. If you are unable to defend yourself and become a zombie, you can go out searching for more humans to add to the zombie army. This is the seventh official semester of Humans vs Zombies. Organizers are aiming to have this semester’s game on the week of Halloween. For more information on this college version of tag, check out www.cuhvz.com.
CU Gymnastics Club is a club for some tumbling around. They welcome anyone from any skill level, from barely being able to do a cartwheel to those who can do a layout. With this variety, it is a fun place for those who are interested in developing tumbling skills. For gymnasts with previous experience, it is a way to get into some competitive fun. The club is aiming to go to nationals this year and show what CU can do on the mat.
CU SAMS (Students Against Modern Slavery) is a club focusing on the subject of modern day slavery that many people may not know about. Helen Van Dom, one of the original members of the club, said the club promotes awareness and education about this issue. One way CU SAMS spreads the word is with Empathy Week, through the organization Empathize. Empathy Week will be from Oct. 15-18 and will engage the public with real-life stories of modern day slaves, including those in America. This club is a great way to gain some knowledge on a subject that is not really talked about and a way to help those who have been affected through understanding and learning.
Contact CU Independent Staff Writer Claudia Rebora at Claudia.firstname.lastname@example.org.