By Karli Banas
DIY Projects, lessons in sustainability, and networking opportunities are just a few of the activities Fashion Apparel and Design (FAD) Club organizes. The club is open to all students regardless of their major, and the club is currently undergoing a rebrand.
Meetings and events will take place on Fridays, and fliers will be posted around campus and on the Instagram @fadatsu. FAD Club was one of a few clubs that stayed active online during the COVID-19 pandemic, and they are currently working to modify the club back to an in-person setting.
FAD President Brianna Fisher is excited to be a part of this transition.
“I’ve been on the e-board since 2019 as treasurer, and I’m excited to have a bigger role and implement my ideas for FAD,” Fisher said.
Fisher is especially excited for the FAD Club Thrift Store. Club members went door to door to collect clothing on Wednesday Oct. 12 and Thursday Oct. 13. Students are encouraged to donate unwanted clothing for the thrift store, and that will take place on Friday Oct. 14 from noon-3 p.m. in the KMAC room S248 on the North Campus.
“It’s all free, and students have the option to upcycle things when they get there with fabric paint, scissors to cut things up, and different patches to put on. Also, students who bring a canned food donation will receive a brand-new t-shirt and tote bag,” Fisher said.
Social Media Co-Director Alex Simon feels FAD has been a great opportunity to learn about fashion and find a community of fellow fashion-lovers.
“FAD really focuses on fashion and in high school I didn’t really have that a lot, so having like a college club mainly for fashion is really good to talk about because I love fashion,” Simon said.
Simon also finds FAD Club to be a great learning opportunity.
“It’s really fun and cool to learn about new things,” he said. “Last semester we did a thing about sustainability in the fashion industry, and we did a natural dye workshop where I got to tie-dye my own tapestries.”
Students interested in joining FAD club can email email@example.com or dm @fadatsu on Instagram.
New clubs that students may be interested in, include the Tabletop Roleplaying Games Club and the Communication Hub.
TTRPG Club is a community of students who enjoy games such as “Dungeons & Dragons,” “Cyberpunk Red,” “Monster of the Week,” and “Vampire: The Masquerade.” The club allows students to openly express themselves in a comfortable setting.
Students interested in TTRPG can email the clubs co-founders, Joe Plianthos at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dominic Hawkins at email@example.com. An interest meeting will take place on Friday Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. upstairs in Rockland A.
The Communication Hub (formerly known as 47 House) is a great network for students interested in careers in public relations, journalism, event planning, broadcasting, social media, and related fields. It helps connect students with alumni in their field of interest early on in their education.
Students interested in the Communication Hub can email firstname.lastname@example.org or reach out to co-presidents Darae Lyles and Ash Cavanaugh.