Students Learn about Clubs through Activities Shop Around
by Sean Chanicka on Monday, September 30th, 2013
On Tuesday the 17th, Milton Academy hosted its annual Activities Shop Around, where students had the opportunity to sign up for school clubs. Milton offers a wide selection of clubs, almost all of which are student-run, covering a broad range of interests from gardening to building robots.
Political clubs are among the many activities Milton has to offer. Hari Patel (II), a board member of FLAG, Milton’s liberal action group, mentioned that the goal of FLAG is “to serve as a catalyst for discussion and action that supports movements on the left side of the political spectrum.” Hari mentions that there is “a general lack of public discourse on campus,” but hopes that FLAG will improve communication and awareness. Even though it is early in the year, Hari already has high aspirations for FLAG this year: “We are hoping we can become an effective operator in placing Milton students in internships and summer work with political campaigns.”
One of the most popular clubs on campus is the speech team, which meets every Tuesday in Kellner Room 229. When discussing the main goals of the club, Daisy Walker (I), a co-captain for the speech team, says that the focus is “to have fun performing, both on an individual level and on a group level, since you’re very involved in your own event, but there’s also an awesome team spirit behind everything you do.”
Milton students also flock to clubs where they can both learn about certain cultures and share their own experiences. Iladro Sauls (II), a co-head of Milton’s Multiracial Experience Club, states that the club “[serves] as a comfortable and welcoming discussion forum for students who are interested in topics and issues in the multiracial community.”
He adds that he originally joined the club in his freshman year “because it immediately provided me with close friends with similar interests.” For the upcoming year, the club seeks to “welcome anyone who wants a place to relax and have a discussion. You do not have to be multiracial to join!” He also looks “forward to holding some joint meetings with other culture clubs to broaden our perspectives.”
Ariela Buxbaum-Grice (II) and Max Kliman (II) are this year’s leaders of Improvisation Club, which meets every Friday in the Blackbox Theatre of Kellner. When asked about his goals for Improv Club, Max says, “Improv Club is all about getting people to come together and learn something new and just enjoy themselves while having a good time.” He continues saying that Improv Club is a place for people to “try something new in a judgment-free zone. It’s a place where people can go to have fun and enjoy the comedy aspect of it all. The main goal of the club is for everyone to unite as one.”
Designed to present the variety of clubs at Milton, Activities Shop Around brings together the entire student body and gets people more involved into extracurriculars at Milton.
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