RRC OFFERING A WIDE RANGE OF CLUBS FOR STUDENTS
BY JACKSON MACGILLIVRAY
Red River students looking to have fun and meet people from other faculties may have just found the perfect opportunity.
Club Days at Red River College took place earlier this month. Students had the opportunity to join a wide variety of clubs. From comic books to ping pong, there was no shortage of clubs for students to choose from. But one club seemed to sit in the spotlight this year: Dungeons and Dragons.
“(Dungeons and Dragons) was extremely popular this year,” said Student Association board member, Kristie Matheson.
“Most clubs are usually hit or miss,” she said. “The whole reason for clubs is to do something that is of interest to you and still be a part of the school.”
Digital Media Design student, Danny High, joined the Dungeons and Dragons club to be involved at school.
High has been an avid player of Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) for almost five years now and is eagerly anticipating the start of the club.
High has primarily played with the same D&D group since his introduction to the game. He described how the dynamic of the group can be completely thrown off by just one person, and can ruin the game entirely.
“If everyone is serious and one person is joking,” said High. “It throws off the dynamic. It’s not as fun, and it just hurts the gameplay.”
Everyone has to be on the same page for a group to work, and High thinks that the D&D Club is the perfect environment for that kind of mindset.
“Everyone in the club will have classes to worry about, so they probably won’t take it too seriously,” High said. “At the end of the day, it’s going to be a de-stressor.”
Not only is it a great way to meet people, a fun past time and a great de-stressor, High also says that playing D&D cultivates a new form of creative thinking. “Because you really have to think on your feet in the game, those skills can translate into your everyday life and allow you to traverse social situations differently.”
For students interested in joining the D&D Club, High recommends you bring a few things: A good attitude, an open mind, and a set of polyhedral dice.
Students who missed Club Days can still join clubs by visiting the Student’s Association Office in the Atrium of Red River College’s Exchange District campus.