“Italian Beef, Chief Keef and cool temperatures” are all things students from the Windy City Club are missing while attending school nearly 800 miles away from home. Students from the Chicago-land area gathered on Sept. 26 in the JTS classroom to kick off the semester with their first general body meeting.
According to Windy City Club President, Cyanne Smith, a sophomore psychology major from Chicago, Illinois, the Windy City Club is back and better than ever.
“I think this year is really going to be great. In years past we have not really made our name known on campus as much as it should be, but this year, we plan to change that. We will have some community service events as well as some fun events like parties,” said Smith.
The organization plans on doing just that by bringing an array of new events on campus. Vice President of the Windy City Club, Xavier Miller, a sophomore mass communication major from Chicago said big things are in store for this semester.
“We cannot exactly let everyone know what we are planning until it is official, but just be on the lookout because we have some really big things in store for this semester. I believe we have a really strong executive board that will help us make all of our ideas happen,” said Miller.
De’Andre Bryannt, a junior accounting major from Richton Park, Illinois, and co-executive chair of events said it is important to have this organization on campus.
“It is important to have the Windy City Club because there is a large population of people from Chicago that attend Grambling. We have a large alumni chapter back in the city too. They also awarded me a scholarship.”
Bryant said the Windy City Club is planning many events following the successful joint party with the West Coast Club that took place on Sept. 22.
“The event we had with the West Coast Club last weekend went pretty well in my opinion,” Bryant said. “It was nice to have good vibes from both of the organizations. It was also cool hearing Chicago music since the DJ’s normally play Louisiana music at all the events.”
Trinity Wilson, a freshman cybersecurity major from Chicago, said that she is excited to join the club to make connections with other Chicago-natives.
“I am excited to be involved on campus and to meet other people,” Trinity said.
“I like being in the Windy City Club because I can connect with people who are from the same place as me. It is like having a family away from home because I am at school 800 miles away from my family.”
Smith said that anyone from the Chicago-land area is encouraged to join. “We have people from the city and suburbs in our organization. Anyone from the area can join and connect with the Windy City,” Smith said. “Make sure to follow our social media’s to be updated on when our next meeting will be held.”
Students can stay up to date with the Windy City Club’s twitter at @windycityclub.