LCC Spanish Club kicks off year virtually
By Julie Newell
Despite the campus being closed, registered student organizations at LCC have begun to meet virtually this semester.
One of those groups is the Spanish Club, which held a meet-and-greet event Thursday, Oct. 15, to invite students to join.
“I think the point of having the Spanish club is to introduce people to more cultures; especially right now (that) you’re locked in your house,” Club President Nimo Mire said. “It’s kind of a way for you to travel around the world without really going anywhere.
“I think it’s pretty fun, and you get to learn more about Spanish if you’re interested, or if you don’t know anything about Spanish at all.”
The club is planning to have regular events via WebEx, including an event to celebrate Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) on Nov. 2. During this event, they will learn how to build traditional altars to honor deceased family members.
On Wednesday, Nov. 18 the club is having a virtual museum tour event, in which they will tour the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Spanish Club Adviser Tim Erskine spoke about the planned virtual trip.
“So my idea is only to explore a section of the Detroit Institute of Arts; the section is called the Detroit Industries,” Erskine said. “And so I don’t know if you’ve been there, but it’s a four-sided mural that was designed by Diego Rivera in the 1930s. Diego Rivera was a Mexican painter, and in some ways he was very critical of the United States and what we were doing.”
The club is planning other events for the future, such as virtual concerts and cooking classes at home.
The Spanish Club is open and welcoming any new members, as long as they are LCC students.
“We are up and running right now,” Mire said. “Right now we just have a vice president, a president and two advisers.”
Those interested in joining the Spanish club can email the club advisers Tim Erskine at firstname.lastname@example.org or Taryn Waters at email@example.com. Students can fill out the member registration form at https://www.lcc.edu/campuslife/studentlife/resources/member-registration.html.