Q: "What kind of club is this?" A: "A GAY ONE"

As you all probably know by now, last weekend was Candidates' Weekend I for the class of 2013. There are a lot of things going on in the candidates' schedules--I'd guess that the sheer number of scheduled activities for the candidates rivals most students' busier days.

On Saturday, while students are rotating through their individual interviews, CORe, under the guidance of Nick '11, puts together a club fair called Olin Unplugged. There, candidates can preview Olin's clubs and organizations, and see a variety of wacky activities, like unicycle hockey, that one suspects don't happen all that often when outsiders aren't watching.

Since my freshman year, I've been representing one of Olin's most active clubs at the club fair. What kind of club is it, you ask? Well, look at our club fair table:

A surprising number of candidates last weekend came up and asked us what sort of club we are, even after seeing our rainbow-festooned table, which is why I thought it might be good to make the following points:

  • This club is Open, the queer student group at Olin and Babson.
  • Yes, Olin has queer people (beyond just the gay men pictured!). We're a small but close-knit group.
  • Ducker '09 wrote a pretty good post back in 2007 that spells out Open's activities in more detail.
  • And finally, yeah that's me in the poster for our drag show.

Hopefully this clears things up for yall. And please, don't hesitate to email me or email Open if you have any questions about queer life at Olin. I promise we're friendly, and able to promptly answer email!

-Roland '10

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