COMPILED BY AUTUMN DIXON
While working at the Quaker Campus keeps all of our members busy, it is easy to give in to the Poet spirit and join other clubs and organizations! Our members discussed their involvement on campus, and how they manage it all.
Emerson Little — Video Production Studios
VPS is the perfect club for anyone interested in watching or making movies. VPS is an organization geared towards the production of creative and promotional content on the Whittier College campus. The club seeks to create a collaborative environment that assists students and on-campus clubs and organizations with their own short films, media projects, and promotional videos from conception to execution. This includes all aspects of production: writing, shooting, editing, and distribution. I love working with fellow filmmakers and film enthusiasts on strange side projects — whatever we are creating. Through VPS, I have learned both the technical and creative aspects of how industry standard equipment works. I have rented and used VPS technology, such as cameras and microphones, for student short films, which has come in handy for video production classes.
Autumn Dixon — Model United Nations
Each year, the MUN club travels up north to Burlingame, Calif. to simulate the United Nations with other colleges. Over a couple days, students from all over meet to discuss human rights, national security, and a number of other issues. This year, Whittier College will host MUN, and will need all interested students! Joining this club in addition to the QC has allowed me to further explore my love of journalism and collaborative problem solving, and I highly recommend that anyone interested gets in touch with Professor of Political Science Mike McBride at email@example.com. Hope to see you in Burlingame!
Jillian Spaulding — Sigma Tau Delta
Sigma Tau Delta is one of the major-specific honor societies on campus. Sigma Tau focuses on English Literature and is a lifetime honor. On campus, Sigma Tau organizes literary-based events such as contests, readings, and networking. Students can join these honor societies once tapped after fulfilling the academic requirements.
Annalisse Galaviz — Pre-Health Club
We provide resources, mentorship, and support for prospective healthcare workers at Whittier College’s pre-health program. As fundraising chair, I present ideas to Senate for fundraising events, budget proposals, and explain how the club would use their grants.
Tori O’Campo — Women’s Leadership Association
In WLA, we meet weekly to discuss hot issues and educate one another. Last year, we hosted the successful week-long schedule of events that included movie screenings, zine-making, and a series of panel talks. Between running Wednesday meetings to making production night at the QC, it is completely worth the tight schedule to take part in such an inspiring club that is open to everyone.
Ky Watnick — Artorian Order of Knights of the Pendragon
AOKP is the fantasy role-playing club at the College, and is one of the most unique clubs on campus. While plenty of time goes in to preparing stories, outfits, and activities for AOKP, the club always puts real life first, so it is pretty easy to keep up with school and work responsibilities while still having tons of fun week after week.
Matt Vargas — Whittier College Sports Network
WCSN is a club that is made for sports lovers that want to put on a show. The WCSN broadcasts most sports games on campus with realistic equipment and productions made for those who want to delve into sports media. The organization is wonderful for those who love sports and media.