Clubs benefit students’ social lives

Many students after school decide to take part in a club, whether it’s because their friends are there, or the club is something that interests them.   

Clubs are a great way students express themselves and become social butterflies. Many benefit from joining a club.  

Fiona Bryant is a member of the Student Progressives club. In this club, students are advocating for issues and discussing ways to improve situations involved in the community.  

“I really like being able to have a group so we can work on creating a positive change at Central,” Bryant said. “I get to meet a lot of new, like-minded people and I learn a lot in the group. I am still getting into politics and others in the group are really progressive so I learn a lot from them.”  

Molly Mattison, the sponsor for Ghost Hunters club, said that clubs help people express their beliefs and interests to other people.  

“You are meeting people with a similar belief system as you, and it’s sometimes weird to talk about paranormal activity, and to have other people validate and have similar experiences, I think you feel less alone,” Mattison said. 

Clubs are a no-hate zone, so students get to express their thoughts and opinions and won’t get judged or teased.  

Ethan Hughes, a member of the Dungeons and Dragons club, thinks clubs are a great way to talk to new people while screwing around with friends.   

“It’s open, it’s not restrictive, and there’s a lot of people” Hughes said. “There are some people who are interested in the kind of things that covers the Magic: The Gathering, and I don’t feel excluded because they are interested in the same things I am.”