So Many Clubs, So Little Time
Annual fall Student Activities Expo today at the GSU
The next time someone tells you there’s nothing to do around here, remember these numbers: 500 student groups on campus, 2,000 events last year. Or you could take them on an alphabetical tour of some of the clubs on the Charles River Campus: A is for the Alpine Ski Club, B is for the Bowling Association, C is for the Concert Band, and on and on. But the best way to learn that the real problem is too much to do, and too little time, is to visit this afternoon’s annual fall Student Activities Expo at the George Sherman Union. The Expo, hosted by the Student Activities Office, is being held in the Metcalf Ballroom and the GSU Plaza from 4 to 6 p.m. It’s open to all registered student groups, from cigar smokers to peace and justice groups. Last year’s Expo included an eclectic mix ranging from Women’s Rugby to the Culinary Arts and Kitchen Entertainment Club to the Knitting Club.
Student organizations will showcase their particular appeal, with dancing, singing, improv, and more. At last year’s Expo, for example, the undergrad chemistry group Chemia smashed fruit that had been frozen with liquid nitrogen.
Prizes of $100 will be awarded for several categories of excellence: most eco-friendly (the group that utilizes technology instead of paper), most interactive display (the group that engages students through activities), best outfits/costumes (the group that “wears their mottos on their sleeves”), best giveaways (the group that has the most innovative way to advertise), and most enthusiastic (the most energetic—while being respectful—group). Finally, a $500 grand prize will be given to the “Best in Show” (the group that best embodies all these categories). All of the prize money goes to the winning student group’s account.
If this year’s Splash and the GSU Takeover and Midnight Putt Putt and Pancakes are any indication of the enthusiasm of the Class of 2015, expect thousands of students to participate in BU’s wide variety of on-campus organizations.
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