Gabrielino High School held its annual club rush on Sept. 9, an event where clubs old and new, showcase their interests in an attempt to recruit new members. This year, 15 new clubs were created, each with a specific goal and purpose.
For students who have a unique voice and want to be heard, Humans of Gabrielino offers them a chance to share their stories and experiences with the rest of the campus by posting their stories onto Instagram. On the other hand, Amnesty International gives a voice to those who are aren’t heard, their activities include fundraisers, petitions, meetings, conferences, and student forums about international human rights.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is another new club desiring to help children internationally, with a specific focus on developing countries, while the Education club focuses on issues closer to home, such as the education system. Through discussing the problems with the education system and developing solutions to solve those problems, the Education club hopes to make a change.
The name Reiki was chosen because it means healing or power in Japanese, and as a club, Reiki aims to empower women.
“As the officers, we feel as if girls aren’t recognized in our society, like they don’t get as much recognition as the guys.” stated junior Jenny Tran, junior officer of Reiki. “We want to boost their confidence and help them believe in themselves.”
Modelled after both mock trial and the United Nations, Model UN is a club in which members will act as miniature countries to debate about international issues, and go to tournaments to compete.
Write Now! is a new club dedicated to creative writing, granting opportunities for students to write, share, and publish their stories.
Both the Computer Science and the Art club were created to give students a chance to learn what would be taught in those respective classes, even if not currently enrolled in them. The former teaches members computer languages and distributes small projects, while the latter wants members to experiment with art and collaborate on a larger art project that will last.
Students looking for ways to express themselves may also find themselves comfortable with the Do it Yourself (DIY) club, a club centered on crafts,.
Truth Be Told is a club that welcomes all people, no matter their religious affiliation, to learn how the Bible can be applied to their lives.
Other clubs have names that are self explanatory, such as the Chess club, Makeup club, Photography club and Weightlifting club. These clubs concentrate on their individual hobbies and bring together groups of people with similar interests.