New Clubs on the Block
With the world opening back up and everything returning back to in-person sessions, Meredith College’s clubs and organizations are making a comeback and a lot of fun events are planned for this semester.
Queer Space, the LGBTQIA+ club previously known as Spectrum, is planning a lot of things for this semester. Liz Sharpe, the Vice President of Queer Space, explained that the name was changed because the word Spectrum can also be used for the Autism Program and some people were confusing the two organizations. The organization also feel that the name Queer Space “better reflect[s] what our club represents and stands for.” Queer Space held an icecream social on Sep. 1st at Ben and Jerry’s for people interested in the club and are planning on holding additional similar events with fun activities such as crafts or watching a movie. This club meets the first Friday of each month at 2:30 p.m. in room 162 of the Science and Math Building.
If you like to dance then this next club is perfect for you! The Meredith College Dance Crew (MCDC) is a “hip-hop-based, jazz funk, strength, stamina and stability dance organization” according to Taniya Harris, the president of the club. The club has rehearsals once a week in the Fall and Spring semester on Wednesdays at 7-8 p.m. in room 31 of Weatherspoon. MCDC’s mission is to give Meredith students the opportunity to perform at women’s basketball halftime games and in the Fall and Spring dance concerts. They have an upcoming performance this fall on Saturday, November 19th at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 20th at 2 p.m so make sure you come out and support them!
The Iris Ambassadors are one of two student groups that, along with the Meredith Hues Organization, volunteer with Admissions. The Iris Ambassadors are student tour guides who lead tours around campus with prospective students and their families to tell them about all the services Meredith offers and to try and recruit them to Meredith. The organization changed its name from the White Iris Circle to the Iris Ambassadors this past semester. Grace Suggs, the Admissions advisor for the organization, said “the name change from White Iris Circle to Iris Ambassadors resulted from a review committee (comprised of students, faculty, staff, and alumnae) examination of the organization’s processes and procedures in an effort to ensure inclusivity as well as to improve awareness of the group among students.” Iris Ambassadors are currently looking for new ambassadors.
By Kayla Dunn, Contributing Writer