On Wednesday, Nov. 2, the Saginaw Valley State University True Crime Club hosted a costume contest.
Eileeya Niamtu, an officer of the True Crime Club and second-year criminal justice major, spoke about the event:
“We hosted a costume contest with a prize in hopes to bring together people that enjoy celebrating Halloween and have some fun while we explored a new true crime case.”
The event ran from 7p.m.to 8 p.m. in Science East 222. Not only did the group host the costume contest, but the members of the club also participated in their normal activities of reviewing a true crime case and discussed their theories.
“I feel the event went well, we saw some new faces and many compliments were passed to those thatshowed up in costumes,” Niamtu said. “I know I had a lot of fun and a lot of snacks too.”
Every week, the club meets in an informal setting to present and discuss true crime cases with their favorite snacks and pj’s. In the future, they will look to host even more events.
“Other events are still undecided, but we are thinking of having a holiday meet where we host an ugly sweater contest, a movie night and even a true crime game night,” Niamtu said.
Amiah Vickers, vice president of accounting for the True Crime Club and fourth-year criminal justice major, added her thoughts about the club in general:
“It feels good to be around friends and strangers alike, having discourse about why the crimes occurred.”
The True Crime Club always accepts students with a passion for true crime as new members.
Meetings run from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays every week in Science East 222 for those who would like to attend.
“We love new ideas and suggestions and are open to anyone that is interested,” Vickers said.
Although the club welcomes new members, the club may not be for everyone.
Due to the inclusion of graphic language and disturbing images, some people may be uncomfortable. The club is careful to include trigger warnings.
“Mental health matters a lot in the RSO and everyone’s comfort is of the most importance to us,” Vickers said.
For questions, comments, or just to show your support, the True Crime Club asks students to visit it’s Instagram, @truecrimeclubsvsu. The club’s Instagram page gives students an opportunity to stay up-to-date on the club, as well as vote on the polls for which new cases to cover.
“The purpose of True Crime Club is to bring together like-minded individuals that are interested in learning about killers’ twisted minds and analyzing new cases to discuss theories,” Niamtu said.
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