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Carlmont clubs rely on student commitment

Many students choose to spend time outside with friends instead of in a club at lunch.

Many students choose to spend time outside with friends instead of in a club at lunch.

Tyler Dartnell

Many students choose to spend time outside with friends instead of in a club at lunch.

Tyler Dartnell

Tyler Dartnell

Many students choose to spend time outside with friends instead of in a club at lunch.

Tyler Dartnell, Staff Writer

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Clubs are supposed to be organized and consistent meetings throughout the school year, but recently, students are losing their desire to partake in them.

Clubs are largely based on commitment, and with fewer students devoted to them, the number of clubs decreases. Only a few clubs at Carlmont continue to meet consistently every week, and the ones without that student drive either don’t meet frequently, or disband.

“I stopped going to [Key Club] because it was a really big commitment, and I wanted to spend lunch outside, relaxing with my friends. I feel like this year there have been more things at lunch that I have to attend so the few lunchtimes I get are really valuable, and I want to have more of them,” said Soni Kanaya, a sophomore.

“I wanted to spend lunch outside, relaxing with my friends. I feel like this year there have been more things at lunch that I have to attend.”

— Soni Kanaya

According to Kanaya, the appeal of a lunch with friends and a break from the school day are more favorable than attending a club meeting. Students are left with the decision of attending clubs or having time to socialize outside.

Apart from Key Club, other clubs are losing members such as Baking Club.

“I joined because a lot of my friends wanted to do it, but over time we wanted to spend our lunch in different ways. It wasn’t necessarily the club we found boring, but we wanted to do new things. Also, baking isn’t something I am passionate about so there was not much keeping me attached,” Kyle Wilkinson, a sophomore, said.

According to Wilkinson, along with the decision of spending lunch outside, it is difficult to be committed to a club that one is not passionate about.

Many students find it difficult to stay committed to a club whose topic they are not passionate about. As the year progresses and their interest continues to fade, they attend meeting less and less.

“In some of the clubs I’m in, we don’t really meet consistently throughout the year, it depends on what everyone is doing,” Varun Suklikar, a sophomore, said.

Devoted club members are more likely to meet throughout the year consistently. Without such committed students and the energy they bring, clubs tend to lose their importance to students and fade away.

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Tyler Dartnell, Staff Writer

Tyler Dartnell is a sophomore at Carlmont and plays for the water polo and soccer team during the school year. He also enjoys surfing as an extracurricular...

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