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Anthropology/Sociology Club digs deep

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Members of the LCC Anthropology/Sociology Club include Nakesha Reese, Andy Durkin and Daniellea DeKoninck.  Photo by Alexandra McCluskey

Alexandra McCluskey

By Alexandra McCluskey
Staff Writer

Lansing Community College’s own Anthropology/Sociology Club meets to understand human evolution, as well as diversity within our society and other cultures.

With up to 14 members at a time, the Anthropology/Sociology Club meets every other Friday from 10 a.m. to noon in room 2203 of the Arts and Sciences Building.

Kali Majumdar, an anthropology professor at LCC, is the founder and adviser of the club. She described anthropology as “the most scientific of the humanities, and most humanistic of all the sciences.”

The club is open to all and is laid back, with numerous field trips planned. An upcoming trip will be to the Jim Crow Museum at Ferris State University.

The content and activities are determined by the students themselves, with respect to the fields of anthropology and sociology.

Recent club activities included analyzing a mock crime scene, participating in a discussion with Lansing City Councilman Ryan Kost about politics within the city, and a trip to the Body Exhibit at Sloan Museum in Flint.

Club President Andy Durkin, an anthropology major, referred to the club as an “opportunity to take advantage of this aspect of life that COVID took away from us.”

Not only is the club for those interested in anthropology, but as Majumdar said, it is “a place where students meet and feel a sense of belonging.”

Club Vice President Nakesha Reese, a cultural anthropology major, said she actually heard about the club through Professor Majumdar.

“Kali is my teacher and mentioned it in class,” Reese said. “I thought it was a good idea to meet people and be social.”

The club a good way to socialize, and also to pick up new hobbies.

Club member Daniellea DeKoninck, a soft-spoken conservation sustainability major, was led to the club because of her crocheting skills.

“I’ve been crocheting since I was 8; it’s something my grandma taught me,” DeKoninck said.

She said she is using her skills to crochet Halloween-themed items, which will be a source of profit for the club.

For additional information regarding the club, contact Kali Majumdar at majumdak@lcc.ed. Or stop by room 2203 of the A&S Building on Friday, Oct. 13 to join the Anthropology/Sociology Club’s next meeting.

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