Hey, do you remember all those awesome booths at the Club Fair during the first week of school?
If you answered yes, then sit down you liar! Science Leadership Academy didn’t even have a Club Fair this year! Isn’t that sad? Think of all the lonely pamphlets that you’ll never get to use as random bookmarks, all the miserably cardboard presentations that’ll never have their papers start to peel off, and all the club heads that’ll never desperately try to have your name on their signup sheet. Not to mention all the upcoming artists who’ll miss out on a chance to express their creativity.
You can stop crying now, because this article is going to introduce you to all of the artistic clubs at SLA. Unless you’d prefer to express your creativity by scribbling in the notebooks during class. That was how Picasso and Shakespeare first started out their careers.
Art Club was co-founded in 2014 by Zoe Andersson with her friend Xavier Caroll their Sophomore year. Meetups happen every Tuesday during Y-Band, that means no X-Banders allowed, in Hull’s classroom.
“It was kinda just a way to do art during a lunch band that we didn’t have a lot to do,” said Senior Zoe Andersson, “And then a lot of people started to join.” You don’t even have to be worried about your nonexistent art skills! Each meeting is spent working on something new, ranging from crocheting to clay sculpting.
“You don’t have to consider yourself talented” Anderson said, “We love you anyways.” If you happen to make any true atrocities then you can always forget about them come the next meeting.
“Come to Art Club,” encouraged Andersson, “It’s a great time, we don’t take ourselves too seriously, we’ll love you and it’s great here.”
Just how long has SLA’s poetry club been around?
“It’s really, really old,” said Senior director Otter Jung-Allen. “It was a thing way, way before I got here.”
Meetups happen every Thursday in room 308.
“We have snacks,” Jung-Allen offered, “We always have snacks”. You won’t be the only one coming in just for the pizza at first. Don’t worry if you suck at poetry either, the entire year is geared to help you channel your inner Edgar Allen Poe.
“The goal of the club in general is to produce better writers,” stated Jung-Allen. Once the year winds towards Feburary though,you’d better expect to take up arms for Poetry Slam, where you perform your writings on stage, representing SLA. Science Leadership Academy has already knocked out a win back in 2014.
“So for anyone who’s debating on whether they wanna come to Poetry Club,” Jung-Allen stated, “There’s is no harm in trying it out and saying that it’s not for you, it will be for you, it’s very rare that we have people drop out just because they don’t like it.”
The Fourth Floor Literary Magazine
Founded in 2012, the club is managed by three directors: Kate Kopf, Emily Stephens, and Jack Sugre. Meetups happen every Tuesday during Y-Band, in 505, and X-Band, in 504. Each meeting, the members of the club sort through artworks, short stories, and poems all submitted by students.
“We will accept any submission” Kopf stated, “But not all submissions will make it into the magazine”. Here are some of the lucky few that were featured in the past:
And if you that’s not your piece of cake, then there’s always their fundraising section. “We’re always looking to keep the SLA community engaged”, Stephens said, “We’re always looking to expand for fundraising.” You can always work on your bartering skills while selling snacks.
“Just come and check it out”, Kopf encouraged, “You might find new experiences, it’s a great group of people, if you interested in art or writing or learning new skills and being together with a great group of people then this is the place to do it.”
If you didn’t find any of the clubs interesting, then I guess you’re outta luck. If the arts aren’t your thing, go join Sports Data and Analysis Club.