Exciting Clubs at AB
BY ADI RAMAN '23
Once nighttime creeps up a tad earlier, humidity assuages, and Staples sales are in full swing, you know the Back-to-School spirit has come around again. At ABRHS, specifically, the start of school offers a chance to explore the 65+ clubs available to join—a number that is only growing. With such a wide variety of activities to participate in, it can be overwhelming to find a club you’ll love. That being said, let’s take a closer look at three clubs that are worth taking a second look at!
AB Masti: One of the many a cappella groups at the high school, AB Masti creates a compelling fusion of contemporary South Asian music found in the myriad of film industries and Western music. AB Masti performs annually at ABRHS’s Cabaret Night and Spring A Cappella Jam; singers even wear traditional South Asian garments to fully immerse the audience in their performances. This group is a staple in AB’s performing arts department and would love for any students interested in South Asian culture and music to audition for the group—stay tuned over the next few weeks for more information. Meetings are on Fridays in room 114N from 3–4 pm; email Ms. Moss at email@example.com with any questions.
Open Circle Club (“The OC”): The OC is a great opportunity to meet new people in an informal setting with no direct intentions aside from spending time with others. Meetings are low commitment and a relaxing zone to draw, play games, and make/hang out with new friends. Who knows? Learning about how other students are involved at the high school may even open doors to new experiences for you. Email Ms. Iovino at firstname.lastname@example.org for meeting times and any questions.
Student Prison Alliance Coalition (SPAC): The Student Prison Alliance Coalition is a relatively new group at AB, having only been started in the 2021–2022 school year. In the SPAC, students can learn about the inner workings of the American prison system, hold fundraisers, and take political action. Additionally, members will have an open forum to learn and create discourse on the connections between incarceration rates and racial and class inequality. Last school year, the SPAC hosted speakers to share their experience on incarceration and their perspectives on the American justice system. The SPAC is a great place for activism-oriented students with an interest in current events and law. Meetings are on Wednesdays in 182W from 3–4 pm; email Ms. Lindamood at email@example.com with any questions.
At ABRHS, we are lucky to have such a wide expanse of student-led activities that are open to everyone. While these clubs are absolutely worth looking into, keep in mind that high school is a wonderful time for exploration of interests, so go to meetings for a bunch of different clubs at the start of the year and see if it fits your personal commitment levels and passions—you may even find that our humble paper The Spectrum piques your interest! Whatever the case may be, know that clubs can be a perfect outlet for creative expression, working for a cause, or simply decompressing. Keep your options open!