Club Rush 2022

A look into the process of promoting and opening Oakmont’s clubs.


Evelina Wright

You can’t forget the snacks at Creativity Club’s booth as they advertise with a clean design.

Calli Swensen, Staff Writer

Being at the start of a new school year, the extracurriculars, sports, and clubs are starting up again.


Oakmont’s tradition of hosting Club Rush is an opportunity to showcase the school’s variety of interests, and club presidents are here with the inside scoop on how the clubs feel and have prepared beforehand for the biannual event.


For Oakmont’s newest clubs, preparing may be a strenuous process, as this is the group’s first time participating and these clubs need to make a good first impression. 


“I’ve started an instagram for our club, (,” president of Creativity Club Viktoriya Rotaru said. “Me and my board made the poster board and flyers for Club Rush and will buy some snacks to hand out. We’ve had some trouble finding an advisor, but eventually everything worked out. Our advisor will be Mr. Borgeson in room 406.”


For those where this isn’t the club’s first rodeo, it was also necessary to plan ahead and make arrangements for Club Rush.


“We discussed what we were going to do awhile back, and we ended up deciding to host a game and create a digital flyer to prepare!” President of Sustainability Club, Gabriela Sevilla said. “Later we also decided to have a trifold of our photos to showcase what we’ve already done in the years before.”


Oakmont’s Club Rush allows for students with piqued interests an outlet to share in these interests with other students, allowing others to join and create a collective effort towards activities and even a community.


“I was inspired to make this club because I have always had random creative hobbies that I didn’t have much time for,” Rotaru said. “This club will allow me and other people to have the time to create without distractions. Also, I just wanted to be more involved at Oakmont.”


The clubs are also outlets to find an enjoyable atmosphere and to simply have a good time in that particular interest. 


“I’m excited about fostering a fun and accepting environment within our still fairly new club!” president of Thrift Club Paige Tabada said.


The clubs approach the fresh start with enthusiasm, as the new year is bursting with opportunities.


“Some new projects we’re planning to have!” Sevilla also said. “One of the ones we’re working on right now is setting up for the Vendor Fair that the OPC is running. I’m looking forward to having a booth this year because we also did that last year.”


This year, some previously existing clubs have plans or changes from last year to add variety and better accommodate the success as well as enjoyment of the club.


“We’re planning to do a lot more events than last year that involve things such as dyeing clothes and going thrifting together as a club!” Tabada said.


Creativity Club looks forward to the sense of community that is able to be developed within the club, and growing friendships.


“I’m really excited to advertise our club and meet new people,” Rotaru said. “I hope our club will feel like a big group hangout and will encourage people [to] think creatively.”


After Club Rush, the president of Sustainability Club reflected on the success of the booth at the bustling event.


“[It went] Really well!” Sevilla said. “We had a lot of sign ups and a lot of people enjoyed our booth.” 


This school year’s Fall semester Club Rush leaves high hopes and a lot of anticipation for the rest of the year. 

Sustainability Club presents past projects with a scrapbook style display. (Evelina Wright)
Students check out what Thrift Club’s decorative and creatively designed booth has to offer. (Evelina Wright)