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8 Campus Clubs To Indulge Your Quirky Side


Seek a bit of friendly competition by joining the St. Mary’s University Chess Club. - COURTESY
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  • Seek a bit of friendly competition by joining the St. Mary’s University Chess Club.

Do you have a hankering for Monopoly? Or perhaps you prefer to lead the life of Clark Kent, a superhero in disguise? Or maybe you have a passionate, but closeted love of bees?

Say no more and do something about it.

There are all sorts of quirky college clubs for all you social butterflies. While becoming involved in a school organization traditionally suggests student government or intramural sports, why not indulge your wackiest hobbies?

The University of Texas at San Antonio is no exception when it comes to unique clubs.

The UTSA Quidditch team, described as a mix between dodgeball, wrestling, basketball and rugby, travels nationwide to compete in various tournaments. Tryouts are held every fall and the team is always welcoming new athletes. For questions or more information, visit facebook.com/utsaquidditch.

Prefer a more soothing and peaceful crowd? The UTSA Club for Applied Spiritual Technology could be the option for you. The club meets weekly for discussions, meditation and vegetarian meals. C-FAST explains its meetings as "tools that are beneficial for handling stress, wisdom, conflict resolution, unity in diversity, consciousness expansion and life enhancement."

Are you the Clark Kent-type student pursuing the superhero life on weekends? You're in luck if you attend UTSA. The Cosplay Club brings together students to attend conventions, help each other with costumes and find friends with common interests.

Trinity University has also integrated unique opportunities for students. For additional information regarding any of the following Trinity clubs, contact getinvolved@trinity.edu.

The closet bee-lover can pretend no more. Trinity Bee Alliance provides an outlet to educate students about the importance of honeybees to both humans and the greater environment by keeping and maintaining bees on campus, training others and eventually teaching classes on beekeeping.

Feeling crafty? Student craft enthusiasts can find refuge in Trinity's Knitting Club, an environment for people to come together and practice artistry and craftsmanship through knitting, crocheting, cross stitching and quilting.

Enjoy a good old-fashioned game of Monopoly? Or is it the cry of Yahtzee that brings a smile? Cardboard Heroes offers students at Trinity a community of board gamers devoted to playing and sharing the experience of board games.

Similarly, St. Mary's University offers students an array of quirky clubs to join. For the many Harry Potter fanatics, the university has an open enrollment to Dumbledore's Army.

Though not the violent affair from the Harry Potter franchise, St. Mary's also has a Chess Club for strategy-minded students.

Joining an organization in college is great for students to network, build resumes, volunteer and grow communication skills. There are endless opportunities; college is your time to discover yourself — your wacky self.

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