By Albert Dadson
CCC Journalism Program
BLACKWOOD – Clubs are a delicacy on the Blackwood campus of Camden County College. It is your choice if you want to partake in them or not.
Last year 300 students belonged to 20 clubs. This year is the same.
Most students are not taking advantage of this opportunity. Takera Ashley and Delany Sacharov are among them.
Ashley said she is not a club person and “is not trying to get into that stuff.” This is how many students may feel, noting they are not trying to get involved with the school since it is a two-year institution and they can get involved at a bigger school where there is a stronger sense of family.
Sacharov also has not joined a club. Sacharov said,” I did not hear about clubs.” This may be the case with many students, as they commute or walk to school and so may not find out about school activities.
Sacharov suggested another reason students do not join clubs. “People are too busy,” Sacharov said.
Despite these concerns, belonging to clubs has benefits, including looking good on a resume.
Among the clubs at Camden County College is the International Club. Vice President Christina Poiata said 35 people signed up for clubs in the fall. “It wasn’t advertised as it should have been,” Poiata said. “Maybe American people are scared to engage into conversation with students from another country.”
Cristina Deleon, a student at Camden County College and a member of the Campus Press club, said she heard about being in a club through the Welcome Back Barbecue the school recently had. She said she finds it easy to juggle school work and club work.
“If people were more aware of the benefits of a club then they would join,” Deleon said.