Getting involved with the Arts

Keene State students begin to fill their schedule with clubs

Soren Frantz / Photo Editor

Cristian Valentin

Opinions Editor

Last Thursday, September 5, all student-run organizations on campus set up tables around Appian Way to advertise themselves for the Student Involvement Fair. This includes Greek life, sports, radio, theatre, art, music, student government and all other organizations.

If somebody is looking for clubs that lean towards Art and Entertainment, then there are plenty of options to choose from. This includes the new Rap Cypher Club, WKNH, Art Collective, Chock Full O’ Notes, Group Theatre, the Equinox and many others.

First-year Communications Major Sam Henry started the Rap Cypher club this year and described it as, “A hip hop based club with influences from any other genres, and we’re gonna meet up and make music….. Nobody else was doing it, I loved doing it in high school, I’ve been doing it for years, I know how to do it, so I’m gonna do it.”

Henry invited all to join saying, “If you have any experience with music, wanna have fun, wanna vibe with us and just join what we’re doing, come on in, all are welcome.”

Junior Secondary Education and English Literature Major Michael Costa said Group Theatre is a very welcoming club. “Group Theatre is a student-run organization, it is theatre by and for students. This is a group that is all for student involvement and it’s a lot less of a time commitment than the act of main stage shows so if you can’t get involved in those, this is a good alternative,” Costa said.

Costa said he enjoys being in the club. “ It gives opportunity to everyone, no matter what your acting ability is and everybody can get involved if they’ve done theatre in the past or if its their first experience. It’s really open to everyone. It’s low commitment, it’s a bunch of other students getting together to make art and it’s what a lot of us enjoy doing,” Costa said.

“Come make art, it’s fun, you’ve got nothing to lose, no judgement. Come be creative,” said senior Art Major Atlas Weil, president of the Art Collective. Weil said she enjoys the diversity of the club.  “ I love seeing Art Majors and non Art Majors get excited to make art and learn about it and get involved on campus with art projects,” Weil said.

The Rap Cypher Club will be meeting weekly every Friday or Saturday, Group Theatre will meet biweekly on Saturdays at 7 pm. and the Art Collective will meet every Tuesday at 7 pm.

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