September 28, 2020

BY COLE FROUDE
It’s been proven that when students get involved with clubs they succeed more in their classes than their colleagues who don’t get involved.
Conestoga College has a wide range of groups that anyone can join as was shown on Sept. 25 during Groups Day held in the Sanctuary.
The Gamers Club meets every day in the Den at 4 p.m. Everyone is welcome no matter what type of games you are into. Cards, board games and video games are all available to play.
Conestoga College also has a Unicycle Club.
“The unicycle club is where we teach people how to unicycle, juggle and even solve a Rubik’s Cube,” said Matt Corbett, leader of the group.
There has not been a date set for the first meeting of the club but more information will be released soon.
Online Gaming Anonymous is a new group created this year to help with video game addictions. “We help people who have issues controlling how much they play video games,” said Brianne Dietrich, a first-year electronics technology engineering student.
“We discuss how to moderate your time playing, what works and also make steps to overcome gaming addiction.”
Online Gaming Anonymous uses the same measures that would be used in an actual Alcoholics Anonymous environment. The group meets every Wednesday at 5 p.m.
Conestoga College is multicultural and so are some of the groups such as the Latin American Students club where members learn some Spanish and how to dance. There is also a group on Facebook called Conestoga Latin American Students. On the website students can see all the information and future meeting dates.
Otaku Frenzy is an anime group which also has a cultural aspect.
“We watch, discuss anime and make friends,” said Hilary Stahlbaum, president of the group. “We also hold a manga day and also go into Japanese culture and talk about some cultural superstitions.”
Otaku Frenzy meets every Wednesday at 5 p.m. in Room 2D14 and is open to everyone.
The Music Club is for anyone who wants to play and even learn an instrument.
The club plays every day at 5 p.m. in the Sanctuary and everyone is welcome no matter what their skill level is.
Conestoga College President John Tibbits said on the Conestoga College’s website, “You have an opportunity while at Conestoga College to develop the leader that we believe is in each one of you.”
If you are still searching for your leadership qualities, the Young People Revolution Group is for you. Focusing on team leadership and skills, this group helps people reach their dreams through entrepreneurship.
“We are trying to get people more involved on campus,” said Alyssa Allen, one of the group leaders. “We meet on Tuesdays and Fridays in Room 2A122 at 4 p.m.”