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    “Clubbing, campus style”

    At the start of every school year, hundreds of club representatives flock to the UA Mall, encouraging students to sign up. From anime to the fighting styles of the Middle Ages, the nearly 700 UA clubs available make finding one right for you an easy task. Here are a few you might want to check out.

    Refuse and Resist

    This is a non-partisan political resistance group that fervently opposes much current national policy and takes a stand against police brutality, censorship and war. It has published “”CounterAttack”” magazine and has an artist network to raise awareness for the group’s causes. It’s also part of a national campaign, “”Drive out the Bush Regime,”” and last year more than 100 people attended the group’s rally on the Mall.

    Ramblers

    A club in tune with Tucson’s natural beauty, Ramblers is the UA’s official hiking club. Members organize all the hikes, which vary in difficulty and location. There are short day hikes in nearby trails or longer backpack and camping excursions. The group also provides a forum for people to discuss wildlife, camping and hiking safety.

    Parasol

    The group attempts to ease the water crisis in Tucson by introducing methods around campusthrough which students help re-landscape specific locations to better retrieve rainwater. So far, Parasol has secured $20,000 in federal grant funding and completed two rainwater-harvesting projects on campus, said former president Emily Duisberg. The clubs’ current focus is creating water-harvesting cisterns at the UA Visitor’s Center. Duisberg said she thinks that all students should be concerned with water scarcity, regardless of whether they plan on staying in Tucson. “”It’s common sense,”” she said. “”You get paid whenever you come out and work on a project, and it’s a lot of fun for a really reasonable cause.””

    Ballroom Club

    Members can expect to learn how to tango, cha cha, salsa, swing and samba. No dance partner or experience is required. Lessons are held late Monday evenings (9 for beginners, 10 for intermediates) in the Ina E. Gittings Gym, 1713 E. University Blvd. Classes are taught by nationally acclaimed ballroom dancers. Members must pay a $40 fee for the entire semester.

    For a complete list of on-campus clubs, go to http://www.union.arizona.edu/csil/clubs/index.php.

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