March 11, 2003

it’s official

Today we finished the paperwork and brought UMD’s newest student organization, The Coolest Club Ever, into being. The Coolest Club Ever is a creative think-tank dedicated to the discovery, analysis and dissemination of all things cool.

What’s cool, you ask? What’s cool is what we say is cool. Maybe it’s a hanglider you use with your snowboard. Maybe it’s the latest Flash meme to wipe across the Internet. Maybe it’s bowling shoes. Maybe it’s, as Pat Keenan suggested, jumping out of an airplane. What’s cool is an ever-changing and dynamic entity, and it is our goal to stay on top of it.

Our first Cool Thing will be a Skywarn presentation, April 7th at 6:30 PM in the Chem 200 lecture hall. We will have a guest speaker from the NOAA who will tell us all about how to become a trained spotter for severe and tornadic weather activity. It will be 1 1/2 hours of a super multimedia experience that will result in everyone’s certification in severe weather spotting. You can help save lives by becoming a volunteer in the intricate communication network of weather detection.

And the best part? Some fool made me president of this whole thing.