Middle Eastern Club launches on campus

Middle Eastern Club (Lila Odhiambo) (1)

Southern’s newly established Middle Eastern Club is now recruiting members.

Marlyn Antwan, sophomore political science major, is the president and founder of the Middle Eastern Club.

“I started the Middle Eastern Club because I’m Middle Eastern,” Antwan said. “I always wanted one here at Southern, and I kept hearing stories about people who tried starting one and it couldn’t work. … I started asking around about who would actually be interested in a Middle Eastern club, and I started getting positive responses. And then I was like, ‘Okay, I can do it.’”

After finding officers for the club, Antwan started the process to make it official and wrote the constitution and bylaws for the club. Becoming official at the beginning of this semester, the club is now planning potential events.

“We are planning on possibly making a small appearance on Asian Night,” Antwan said. “… Definitely in the future we will have different events on the promenade, like giving out food and having some music event, or some type of Vespers.”

Shayla-Moguel Coronel, sophomore international development studies major and journalism publishing minor, is the vice president of the Middle Eastern Club.

“I’m very excited to see what we’ll cook up,” Coronel said. “We’ve been wanting to see if we can make food and hand them out to not just members, but to students as well. … And we’re hoping to do community service as well.”

To get involved with the Middle Eastern Club, follow them at @mec.sau and go to the link in their bio to sign up to become a member.

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