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New Lunch Club Options

Students participate in a game of Dungeons and Dragons during D&D Club, held in room K2 during lunch on Tuesdays.

WISH Academy—With the end of Semester 1 upon us, lunch clubs have been in full swing this semester. Let’s check in on four of our newest clubs that were formed earlier this year!

The D&D club meets in K2 (Mr. Leggett) every Tuesday to play the fantasy role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons. The tabletop games center around storytelling, where a group of people go through scenarios set up by the Dungeon Master (DM) or leader of the group. Each event is based entirely on player actions, determined by the number rolled on the dice. Currently, two campaigns are running, one with Mr. Legget as the DM and the other run by co-founder Dante as the other DM. Students are also able to create their own campaigns.

Crocheting in Crochet Club, held in S7 on Tuesdays

On Tuesdays, Crochet Club runs in S7 (Ms. Kaura). Crochet is similar to knitting but uses one hook instead of two to create clothes, small animals, patterns, and many other designs. Just under a dozen people attend this club. Club leader Don said they want to do a donation drive with some of the creations they make by the end of the year.

Attendees pose at LGBTQ+ Club’s screening of Bend It Like Beckham after school on December 13th; the club meets at lunch on Wednesdays in D12

The LGBTQ+ club is held in D12 (Ms. Payson) on Wednesdays. Their overall goal is to create and build a welcoming environment for queer youth through events and other activities.  Roughly a dozen people show up to this safe space weekly. Ms Payson says, “All are welcome to walk in.” Recently, the club hosted a showing of “Bend It Like Beckham” after school, a sports drama that deals with common LGBT themes such as hiding one’s identity. They plan to create more club-sponsored fundraisers and pride events in the second semester.

The last club to highlight is BBSU, or Black and Brown Student Union. Hosted by Dr. Johnson in her office, BBSU aims “to provide a safe and supportive space for Black & Brown students of all ethnic backgrounds on campus, promote cultural awareness and education,” according to Zharia C, club founder. The club plans to create and contribute to multiple events throughout the second semester, such as pep rallies, spirit weeks, college fairs, and more, especially during Black History Month in February. The group plans to meet more regularly in the next semester. These are just a few of the many lunch clubs we have this year. The diverse array of new and returning clubs allows people with different interests to express themselves with other students. Congratulations to all new clubs this year, and let’s see what exciting events they plan in semester 2!

Left: K-Pop Dance Club performs in the Social Hall; Right: a BBSU advertising poster

~ Nathan Valdivia

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