By Noemi Garcia |Staff Writer|
The Coyote Dreamers is a club on campus which supports undocumented students on campus, also known as DREAMers.
The Coyote Dreamers club took life during summer of 2015, and now consists of 88 members and counting.
“Our club is open to all students regardless of immigration status! We welcome anyone that is interested in joining and is looking to make new friends,” said Rubi Becerril.
The only requirement in order to join is to complete the membership form, and there is no membership fee.
For the spring quarter, the club meets twice a week and the meeting days alternate between Tuesday and Wednesday.
The club engages in activities that raise awareness about the issues that undocumented students live and situations they experience.
The Coyote Dreamers look into being more than a club, but making and impact.
“We want to acknowledge the presence of undocumented students on campus. Our mission is to create a safe space for undocumented students and bring sense of community and togetherness. We also foster a place for allies to learn and understand our struggles as undocumented students,” stated Becerril.
The club is working on overcoming the obstacle of catering to the individual needs of its members.
“Each club member has their own struggle as part of their undocumented status. We, as a club, have come together to support each other as we overcome individual obstacles that we face,” concluded Becerril.
“No one gets singled out here, we are a family and that is what keeps the club alive,” said student Alberto Rendon.
The Society for Student Filmmakers (SSF) is a club on campus that has been active for four years now.
With 44 members on the roster, this club admires the art of film and has traveled to Hollywood and Warner Bros. to do so.
The current president of the club is Alberto Rendon, who is graduating this quarter, leaving Robert Quintana as the new club president for the 2016-2017 school year.
Rendon has dedicated much time and effort into getting the club out of the debt it was in, to now actually having a financial surplus.
The SSF does not require that its members are of any specific major; the doors are open to anyone who is interested in joining.
The club meets twice a week on Mondays at 3 p.m. and Fridays at 1:30 p.m. in the video lab, located in the lower level of University Hall.
The meetings consist of updating the members on upcoming events or trips, and the last 30 minutes are dedicated for workshops.
Workshops, as described by Rendon, are dedicated to be learning experiences for the members of the club, and also a fun environment
“I like to give the members hands on experience, so they have a better understanding,” said Rendon.
The dues for the club is $5 and throughout the year the members go on exciting trips.
“I have tried to teach the members of the club everything I know,” concluded Rendon.