It is a well-known fact that here at UMD we have quite a wide variety of clubs for students to get involved in. However, this week at The Black Sheep, we have decided that there are some clubs out there that just don’t get as much recognition as they should. Commonly overlooked at the First-Look Fair, we searched far and wide up and down the exhaustive lists of clubs here on campus and picked a few under-rated clubs out of the bunch. This is what we came up with:
UMD has a well-known variety of singing groups on campus; however, how many of you knew that there is a singing group for people who can’t sing, or show a very poor aptitude in singing?! This is the only campus group who’s members are non-singers. Although Simon Cowell may not approve, The Black Sheep love the acceptance of all singers, talented and not, and fully support this group for their inclusionary beliefs, but we would like to recommend auto-tune for those members trying to make it big…. Just a suggestion.
If the name doesn’t already make you want to join already, then their super-cool activities should. They meet on Sunday afternoons to work on outdoor projects and make UMD even more beautiful than it already is (if that is even possible). So, if you love the outdoors, bonfires, or even just want to be able to call yourself a lumberjack or “landgineer,” sign up! Plus, as a lumberjack you can wear all the flannel you want without question, and, if that’s not a win, then we don’t know what is.
Do you love twisting and turning colored squares until you feel like your brain will explode from confusion and frustration? If you answered yes to the previous question, you’re likely already a member of the UMD Rubik’s Cube Club. Or, you should be. These “speedcubers” meet and compete in World Cube Association-related events (if you don’t know what that is, look up speedcubing on YouTube; pretty intense, not gonna lie.)
As the description of the group on the official UMD club website says, “”GnC” is established for the expressed purpose of cultivating an appreciation for the dual arts of grilling and chilling. We aim to create feasts so mighty that the Gods weep and mountains tremble. Also, we want to play volleyball and other barbecue activities like bocce ball, corn hole, and horseshoes. We feel that the bonds created by eating shared meals as well as exploring the art of grilling will build friendships that benefit the campus community.” The Black Sheep couldn’t have said it better ourselves.
These graceful dancers express their passion for Chinese dance and culture through gracefully flitting across the stage. A new group here at UMD, they have only had two showcases, but show great promise and exemplify the diversity we have here on our wonderful campus. Check out these lovely ladies on Facebook for more information! (Also, a shout out goes to these ladies for helping to inspire this article!)
These, and so many other clubs here at UMD, go unnoticed by most, but are hidden gems! For more information on any of the clubs above, look them up on Facebook and get involved! After, all, you’re only in college once!
If you’re interested in joining our team here at The Black Sheep feel free to apply by following this link. We would love to have you!