Club Spotlight: Women’s Student Union


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Allyson Nash and Violet Gude

Women’s Student Union (WSU), a new club at LVA (Las Vegas Academy of the Arts), focuses on feminism and the recognition of women, aiming to create a safe space for students to express their opinion on women-related issues. Meetings take place on Mondays, during the first half of lunch, in room F16. Junior and WSU President Simone Fauchon started the club in September of this year. 

“I had the idea for the club back in June when Roe v. Wade was overturned, and I was feeling helpless, and I wanted to do something, so I thought I would create a space here at LVA where women could discuss the issues that we all face and where we could better the lives of women,” says Fauchon. 

She mentions the success in what the club has become so far, noting how members are having fun while also having important conversations. WSU is still an up-and-coming club, and as of now, is intimate and on a smaller scale compared to other clubs at LVA. 

“Well, originally, it was to become sort of a big club like SOL, but now that I’m a part of it, I don’t know if that’s what it needs to be.” 

Fauchon and other board members look forward to planning future events in hopes of connecting and congregating WSU members.  They plan on organizing a variety of service events, involving clothing drive’s and fundraisers, will go to women’s shelters around the valley.