VHS clubs jump back into action
By Benny Cox, Reporter
As the school year is well underway, so are many of the student-driven clubs at VHS. Clubs at VHS give students an opportunity to disconnect from school-related activities, have fun, and even learn new things by expanding their minds to new ideas and views.
Debate Club gives students an opportunity to defend their view on issues that are going on in the real world, such as worker’s rights. Students that join Debate Club are also exposed to a new way of learning and get the chance to challenge ideas and argue about impactful subjects.
“Being able to have the kind of relationship with my students where they feel really comfortable challenging me is really cool,” Advisor Callan Foster said.
The club seeks to open up student’s minds to new ideas and exposes them to unique and interesting ideas
“[Debate] introduced me to complex, interesting theories and ideas I wouldn’t otherwise experience,” Foster said.
Ultimate Frisbee Club:
Although Ultimate Frisbee Club may not be a super competitive sport such as football, it’s a sport that gives students a chance to participate in athletics in a more relaxed environment or have an opportunity to play a sport during their offseason.
“[It’s] not like you have to practice five days a week and compete at state level, but it was a chance for people to get out [and be] athletic and have fun in a positive environment,” Advisor and math teacher Nic Warmenhoven said.
Drama Club is a good activity for anyone who just likes getting up onto stage and trying their best. If students aren’t interested in being on stage, the club offers a variety of different opportunities, including doing important tasks such as stage management, play construction, and stage lighting
“We have introverts. We have people who want to jump on stage and sing show tunes. We have people who like working with their hands. We have all kinds of things going on,” Advisor Andy James said.
Drama Club exposes the true product of what happens when everyone comes together to make something happen, and everyone struggles together to get everything done.
“When you push through fear and you rely on each other to push through that fear together, you get something bigger, and you’re doing something you thought you couldn’t do,” James said.