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Anthropology club shoots for renown with archery game

Come down to the Anthropology Club fundraiser and discover what this California State University, Stanislaus club has to offer.
The event promises to not only be fun, but also exciting, allowing students to participate in an ancient practice that could help if you were ever a tribute in the “Hunger Games.”
The fundraiser is Oct. 9 from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. at the club table located in the quad. The booth will be entitled “Hunt like a Pirahã.” Once there, you will have a chance to test out your hunting skills.
“Our fundraiser will be a small scale archery […] game,” Hilary Beardsley, Anthropology Club President, said.
Students and faculty will have the opportunity to select the number of toy arrows they want to use.
The prices of the arrows are $1 for three and $2 for five. The money that is raised during this competition will help support the Anthropology Club in future events and fundraisers.
“There will be ‘targets’ placed in the grass behind our club’s table that the students will try to hit,” Beardsley said.
The targets are each worth a varying amount of points. The person who masters the game and receives the highest points will win.
Not only will they be able to brag to their friends about their victory, they will also receive a prize.
“The top ‘hunter’ for the day will receive a $25 gift card to the Dust Bowl,” Beardsley said.
The “Dust Bowl” is a booming brewing company and restaurant located here in Turlock, so this is an event you don’t want to miss. Not only will there be archery-centered fun and a chance for a free dinner, the event also promises to be educational.
“As the Anthropology Club, we like to incorporate our field into our activities,” Beardsley said. “This particular activity/fundraiser is to educate people about the Pirahã, a small tribe of Amazonian Indians living in Brazil.”
The Pirahã people are anti-materialistic, as well as exceptional bowyers and talented hunters.
“Our toy bows in no way compare to the beautiful and highly effective bows that the Pirahã craft and utilize, but we thought it would be a fun activity to try and shoot some of the [wildlife] that the Pirahã sustain from,” Morgan Duckworth, Vice President of the Anthropology Club, said.
“Animal lovers should not worry because our targets are, of course, hand-drawn cutouts.”
The wildlife include wild pigs, monkeys and Amazonian fish.
If you are on campus Oct. 9 and are free from 10 a.m to 2 p.m., go down to the quad to have some fun and support the Anthropology Club. They have been hard at work since their first meeting and are excited to see the turnout.
“The fundraiser sounds like a good way to make money,” Keeley Dunn (junior, Criminal Justice) said. “People love archery – or trying it.”
Venture out and discover if you have any archery skills.
You might even excavate a talent you never thought you had.
“We are very excited, because this is our first fundraiser for the semester and we hope to get to meet the many faces of our campus,” Duckworth said.
“We also hope this booth will make the campus more familiar with who we are as a club.”

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Anthropology club shoots for renown with archery game