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Skateboarders unite

September 19, 2013

 

New skateboarding club forms on campus 

 

LAURA GUIDRY
Staff Reporter

Creed Walters, a junior marketing major, performs a few skateboarding tricks in Centennial Plaza. - Photo by Derek J. Amaya

Creed Walters, a junior marketing major, performs a few skateboarding tricks in Centennial Plaza. – Photo by Derek J. Amaya

 

An increase in the number of skateboarders on campus has led to the formation of an on-campus skateboarding club for students.

 

Student Royce Simmons decided to start the club after noticing the growth on campus in the number of skateboarders.

 

“Skateboarding is a passion of mine and part of getting better is learning from other skateboarders,” said Simmons, a computer science major.

 

He said this club will include any type of skateboard. Long boards, traditional skateboards and cruisers are all welcome. There is no skill level required to join.

 

“If you are interested but don’t know how to skate you are still welcome to join,” Simmons said. “We have members who are more than willing to help you learn about different types of boards and how to skate.”

 

The club intends to meet once a week for at least one hour and practice skating. Kaleb Santos, a chemical engineering major, said he is looking forward to the new club.

 

“I believe the skateboarding club has a great potential to grow as the year continues, and more students begin to improve and learn about the sport,” Santos said. “It will also help to create safe places for people to skateboard which has always been an issue around campus.”

 

If anyone is interested in joining the upcoming skateboarding club, contact Simmons at royce.simmons@facebook.com.

 

Simmons said he is pleased to see the club finally begin.

 

“If you just want to come to hangout and watch that’s OK, too,” he said.

 

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