Undead Heads!

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Shreya Shankar

ImageQuirky new club turns out to be more lively than expected.

 

Despite the shudders the club's name evokes, MV Undead Awareness proves to be an overlooked and underestimated opportunity to socialize. Serving as a forum for those intrigued by all things otherworldly, MV Undead Awareness combines all hobbies and interests with a similar theme. While members of the club all have some general interest in the post-mortem phase of life, the mission of the club is open to interpretation.

 

Despite the shudders the club's name evokes, MV Undead Awareness proves to be an overlooked and underestimated opportunity to socialize. Serving as a forum for those intrigued by all things otherworldly, MV Undead Awareness combines all hobbies and interests with a similar theme.
While members of the club all have some general interest in the post-mortem phase of life, the mission of the club is open to interpretation.
 
"Figuratively, it's an awareness that we're all people…and we can't just block each other out like [we do]," club president junior Kavita Singh said.  "It's just a way to get away from that tedious path of life. It's just a break from the norm. It just helps to meet someone new every so often."Image

The club strives to give students a chance to find something they really like and meet others through it.

"It's a method of conversation," Singh said. She plans to organize a number of activities over the course of the semester including Zombie Tag, dress-up days, and movie nights. The first publicized event, a "Twilight" forum, was held on Jan. 28.

With animated discussion on everything "Twilight," from the scientific nuances of the Cullens' existence—How could they actually sparkle in the sun? How do they function if the only fluid in their body is venom?—to ranging opinions on the movie and the series.

"I found that [the book] had very misogynistic morals. None of the females were very powerful," freshman Kyra Lewis asserted. In the blink of an eye, the group launched into vigorous discussion on author Stephenie Meyer's opinions and religious affiliations.

MV Undead Awareness's next event will be a game of MV Assasins/ Spoon Tag, where each person is given a "target" and much touch them with a spoon to convert them, taking the target out of the game, before they themselves are converted. The game will begin on March 23 and continue "until we have the LAST MAN STANDING (or woman)," according to the Facebook group for the event, where there are more detailed instructions.

Aside from its social aspect, MV Undead Awareness sustains an overarching theme of monsters and dark creatures. However, the list extends far beyond the standard vampires, zombies, and werewolves. There are spectres, wraiths, and a number of other shiver-inducing specimens. Part of MV Undead Awareness' goal is to learn more about them. "I'm still learning too," Singh said.

Overall, the fledgling club is full of social and artistic promise, proving to be quite the thriller.