By Cassidy Bayron
On September 15, 2017, club rush occurred meaning that it was the official commencement of Samueli’s student organizations. Clubs were promoting themselves, their goals and peaked the interests of many students. There were tables filled with members and their main poster board. Smiles and squeals came from both students signing up and members near the tables with colorful boards that included pictures, and examples of what occurs during meetings. Poetry club members spewed some awesome poems, Geek Up members dressed in cosplay while Food club offered cookies. In other words, club rush was a big hit.
In the midst of the “club buzz”, some students shared their differing points of views and or experience with Samueli clubs. “Clubs are happening? I don’t know much about them”, said Valerie, a freshman. As a new student, Valerie’s response may reflect other freshmen’s awareness of clubs and extracurricular activities.
The club leader of Girls Who Code, Jackie Vargas praises joining extracurriculars because of the opportunities to meet people. For example, Jackie believes club involvement has helped to create good habits, “I would say clubs really help me manage my time.” This article is to inform students and raise excitement for the school’s clubs. Ultimately, informing students about clubs is great for high school spirit and involvement. Clubs offer a great experience for students to build good habits. Some clubs are Girls Who Code, Outdoors Club, Robotics, Guitar Club, Surf and Serve, etc. GWC meets on Fridays and Robotics meets on Wednesdays. Clubs offer an opportunity to meet new people and learn new things. Clubs also allow you to find a new interest or go further into an interest. Some students share their insight on clubs. There are some basic questions about clubs. You can be in a sport and a club. Jackie said,“I’m actually in Girls Varsity Volleyball at our school.” According to Jackie, the sport doesn’t interfere with the club meetings but if your sport does, let the leader of the club know.
Additionally, you can also start your own club. The process would be going through ASB and filling out a mission statement. Kayla Ocampo (freshman) said, "I would start an Arts and Crafts Club."
In the past, student participation was excellent, however now clubs still look for more members. Currently, people are looking to start more clubs; for example, the GWC( Girls Who Code) club wants to bridge the gap between genders.
In conclusion, with more information there is hope for more student participation. Students, especially freshman, should become more involved
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