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Gay Straight Alliance plans activism

Gay Straight Alliance plans activism

Isabel Kjaer

October 30, 2018

.According to junior copresident Anika Jamison, the Gay Straight Alliance hopes to have more focused meetings and plans this year, particularly with regard to activism for LGBTQ rights. “Last year, we were a little less organized. This year, we are cracking down,” Jamison said. Adviser Kyle...

Club looks forward to training day

Club looks forward to training day

Noah Orloff and Marta Hill

October 25, 2018

According to Natural Helpers adviser, Allison Luskey, the goal of the Oct. 26 training day is to help Natural Helpers improve their skills. “The purpose is to increase our skills around communication, active listening, mindful inquiry leadership, specifically for students who are Natural Helpers,...

Book club completes first book of the year

Book club completes first book of the year

Marta Hill and Noah Orloff

October 17, 2018

After attending her first book club meeting discussing “Warcross” by Marie Lu, freshman Sophie Curran-Moore said she was impressed and wants to attend future meetings. “I want to see what other people are reading and find new books, so I’m coming back,” Curran-Moore said. “It was a rea...

Feminism Club anticipates new focus

Feminism Club anticipates new focus

Isabel Kjaer

September 24, 2018

As co-president of Feminism Club junior Allison Feller looks to the upcoming year, she said there are many issues that are often overlooked that can be discussed with peers. “I feel like there’s a lot to talk about that lots of people don’t seem to acknowledge and there are a lot of problems ...

Democrats club wraps up

Democrats club wraps up

Sofie Geretz

June 4, 2018

According to freshman Gabe Kaplan, co-leader and founder of the Democrats club, the club has greatly evolved throughout the year. “At the beginning we didn’t really have a clear idea of what we were going to do at our meetings or in general throughout the year,” Kaplan said. “But as the year ...

School club creates community

School club creates community

David Bryant

June 4, 2018

Physics teacher and club adviser Daniel Ruzek said since his introduction to the Dungeons & Dragons club, he continues to enjoy the experience and people involved. “I was strong-armed into the club by two kids last year, and I thought it sounded easy enough and could be a fun experience,” R...

New club continues legacy

New club continues legacy

Ndunzi Kunsunga

June 4, 2018

After being named next years president, junior Cailey Hansen-Mahoney said she is excited for the future of a club reflecting the changes in the political climate. “Next year is going to be a really good year,” Hansen-Mahoney said. “There have been a lot of interesting things that have happened...

Film club throws Academy Awards party

Film club throws Academy Awards party

Abby Intveld

March 20, 2018

When sophomore Izzy Kanne attended film club’s Oscar viewing party and filled out a ballot guessing the winners of awards, she said it was harder than she had anticipated. “There were a lot of categories that I wasn’t really familiar with so it was hard. I had to guess a lot. But it was still f...

City Council adopts Climate Action Plan

City Council adopts Climate Action Plan

Nicole Sanford

February 9, 2018

Senior Roots and Shoots club leader Lukas Wrede said the adoption of a Climate Action Plan by City Council Feb. 5 left him feeling eager for an environmentally friendly future. “I expected (the meeting) to go smoothly and I expected it to pass and obviously I couldn’t prepare myself for the overwhelm...

Spanish Club plans to incorporate Amity program

Spanish Club plans to incorporate Amity program

Lukas Levin

January 18, 2018

Sophomore Park Spanish Immersion graduate Izzy Kanne said she finds learning about cultures from foreign educators deeply gratifying and fascinating. “(I would want to) make food or (learn) dances from (the amities) native country, or maybe a craft that's common from Spain or Colombia. That would...

Socio-Political club president looks to expand group

Socio-Political club president looks to expand group

Avia Kaner-Roth and Esther Gendler

December 13, 2017

Senior Ryan Lee, co-founder and co-president of the Socio-Political Discussion Club, said his interest in politics pushed his decision to start a club that embodied student discussion. “I’m interested in politics, and I think that the club is a really good way to talk about social issues and pol...

Socio-Political Club begins new year

Socio-Political Club begins new year

Tenzin Gyaldatsang

November 21, 2017

Senior Socio-Political Discussion Club co-president Ryan Lee said the Socio-Political Discussion club was founded last year by him and senior Eli Curran-Moore. “I started the club last year with Eli Curran-Moore,” Lee said. “We really wanted to create a way to promote healthy discourse about a b...

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