BY RYAN HATHAWAY // MARCH 6, 2014 //

As we approach midterms, the stress of academics can be a lot to handle. For those looking to blow off steam between weekends, clubs are a great way to refocus your energy and attention.

Curry offers an assortment of options for outdoor activities and indoor interests.

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Students interested in volunteering opportunities should check out Curry Cares. The club plans and organizes community service activities at Curry. Students organize and participate in trips to local food pantries and nursing homes, among other service activities, giving back to the community and making a difference in people’s lives. Curry Cares meets on alternating Mondays from 7-8 p.m. in the Student Center Large Meeting Room.

R.A.G.E. Peer Educators meet to organize events and activities designed to provide students with information regarding some of the issues faced by college students. R.A.G.E. was responsible for the recent “Consent Day” and has organized seminars to promote safety and responsibility, as well as inform students about drugs and alcohol. R.A.G.E. meets every Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the Student Center Large Meeting Room.

Another great opportunity to gain experience in event planning is through SEE, or Student Entertainment and Events. Students who join SEE will work in conjunction with the Student Activities office to plan recreational activities for students. SEE works behind the scenes to make Curry’s trips, school dances, and other activities a reality.

Are you looking to simply play some games and meet new people? Check out the Video Game Society. The VGS provides students a chance to get together and play video games. Whether you’ve been a gamer for years or are just looking to see what all the fuss is about with FIFA and Madden, the Video Game Society is a great place to start. The VGS meets every Friday at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Center Gray Meeting Room.

For pool sharks, the Billiards Club offers opportunities to refine your game while adding some leisure time to your schedule. And beginners need not be intimidated, as the club welcomes players of any skill level. Learn the game and make new friends while bonding over what becomes a lifelong hobby for many. The Billiards Club meets Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Center Gray Meeting Room.

If these options don’t pique your interest, there are numerous other student organizations on campus. Be sure to keep an eye out for the weekly email newsletters sent out by Student Services, as well as the calendar on the Curry website.

If you still don’t find something that suits your interests, set up an appointment with Sarah Bordeleau, associate director of student activities, about starting a new club. Chances are there are other students who share your interest.

For more information about any of these clubs, or how to start a new one, contact the Student Activities office at 617-333-2256 or activities@curry.edu.

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