Bears Rush to Join Campus Clubs

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During Thursday Flex, students set up tables on the Green to represent different groups and fun activities at M-A, preparing for another spirited Club Rush. Here’s what some club leaders had to say about their clubs and what they do. 

Current Event Discussion and Activism: “Our club is about community philanthropy, especially helping out the communities in the Peninsula and M-A families. We work alongside many charities such as the Ecumenical Hunger Program, which is where M-A donates their canned foods to.” – Freshman Niklas Klemmer

Mental Health Club: “We meet three times a week just to talk about anything. If you have something you want to share, you can, but it’s totally up to you.” – Sophomore Lia Lev

Pacific Islander Club: “Our club brings recognition to islander cultures. We dance during International Week and that’s one of our bigger events.” – Senior Alia Vunipola

Short Story Club: “Our club is about building and writing fictional work. Sometimes we have themed games and give candy out, but it’s really just to enjoy yourself.” – Sophomore Kim Pols

Students to Seniors Club: “We focus on creating relationships with the senior citizens in our community by being pen pals.” – Sophomore Lexi Nelson

Pen Pals: “We write notes to children with special needs, to encourage and support them.” –  Sophomore Ella Yee

Intercambio: “We are a club that encourages people to speak with each other and learn each others’ languages. It’s been around for ages at M-A.” – Junior Carlos Myers-Ascendio

Design Club: “We are a new club and our main purpose is to make design accessible to everyone.” – Sophomore Lilah Chen

Tech Club: “Tech Club is a great club where you can meet people with similar interests in theater tech, and also get hands-on experience and work on the M-A shows. I joined freshman year because my sister asked me to join, but I’ve been in it ever since and really enjoyed it.” – Senior Myla Butzlaff 

Asian Culture Club: “Our club is about celebrating Asian cultures. We celebrate holidays, traditions, and history. Our club is really fun: we play games, eat Asian food, have snacks, … and we really encourage anyone interested in learning about Asian culture to join!” – Sophomore Claire Chang

Disability Awareness Club: “I feel like this school needs awareness, especially for kids in the Independent Living Skills program.” – Freshman Lucy Lunt

Leo Club: “We do community service. We work to serve the community, especially veterans, senior citizens, people in need throughout the community.” – Senior Drew Nelson

Karaoke Club: “We meet during lunch and sing karaoke. I started this club because I’m in the choir and I love it so much. I know so many people who love to sing but may not have time for things like choir, so I thought that starting a karaoke club might help give people an opportunity to showcase their talent.” – Sophomore Kirsten Trihy

Deaf Culture Club: “I feel like people should be more aware of deaf culture. There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding it.” – Sophomore Faith Schubin

Alternative Journal Club: “Our club focuses on alternative methods of creation and art. We try to highlight people of color and the LGBTQ+ community. I was inspired to start this club because I wanted more voices to be heard and expressed in different ways with no restrictions.” – Senior Elizabeth Rosales[vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_link_target=”_self” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_gallery type=”flexslider_style” images=”75095,75091,75094,75093″ onclick=”link_no”][vc_column_text]Find information about M-A’s clubs and how to join them here.

Varsha is a sophomore who is in her first year at the M-A Chronicle. She enjoys writing all kinds of articles, but especially likes features. Her hobbies include swimming, reading, and spending time with her friends.

Natalie Shannon is a sophomore and it is her first year in Journalism writing for MA chronicle. She enjoys writing about events and fun activities happening around school. In her free time, Natalie likes hanging out with her friends.

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