DSU Chill Club attracts students with ease
By Aaron Guillen, Staff Reporter
The college lifestyle is a fast-paced sprint. In an instant, an entire semester can flash by. Before the college experience ends in the blink of an eye, students are encouraged to take a break every once in a while—and the DSU Chill Club fills that exact criteria.
Marissa Martin, President of the DSU Chill Club, invites students to feel laid back and soak up a welcoming environment that embraces relaxation and restoration. By mobilizing students around an event that holds no pressure whatsoever, Martin hopes that students find a home away from home in the club. In an effort to find a calm moment in her busy lifestyle, she came up with the idea of starting a laid-back club. One year later the Chill Club is growing at a fast pace. With a Vice President, Treasurer, and Marketing Manager in her arsenal, Martin is guaranteed to attract a wave of students every semester.
“Our club members are constantly curious for what upcoming activities we have planned, so we’ve incorporated their voice in a monthly vote [to decide] what we plan for each month,” Martin said.
“Our club focuses on mental wellness, physical wellness, and social emotional wellness. Our activities reflect a different core theme each week. In the past, we have done yoga, tea tasting, game days, escape rooms, soccer, adult colouring, nature walks, and much more. We plan on repeating some club favourites, while adding new activities for this year, some of which might occur off campus, such as a visit to the Vancouver Aquarium or Stanley Park.”
Martin has given her time and effort to make the DSU Chill Club what is it today, and she’s not leaving anytime soon. She believes in its purpose and mission, as the leadership experience has helped her broaden her horizons by meeting all kinds of students attending the college. The DSU Chill Club meets in the DSU Building every Thursday from 2:30–4 p.m. in Room 328.
“Don’t regret the decision [of not joining]. Drop by and be a part of something fun!”