The Associated Student Body hosted the second Club Day last Tuesday at lunch on the Quad. While some clubs are returning from last semester, there are many newly formed clubs this semester. Here is a look at four of the new clubs.
Doctor Who Club
Like the Doctor? “Doctor Who”?
One of the new clubs this semester is the “Doctor Who” club, which aims to share the British science fiction television show “Doctor Who” with the school, according to club president and junior Elizabeth Hall.
“’Doctor Who’ is a BBC television series that was relaunched in 2005 and is currently making new episodes,” Hall said. “The show is about a Time Lord, or time-traveling alien, known as the Doctor. It has all the elements that make a great science fiction show, so if you like science fiction, you will love ‘Doctor Who’.”
Hall said she started the club for fans of the show.
“I know that there are a lot of people at Paly who like ‘Doctor Who’,” Hall said. “After seeing the “Harry Potter” club on Club Day I thought it would be fun to start a club for all the ‘Doctor Who’ fans at Paly.”
Hall said everyone, Doctor Who-fans and non-fans alike, is welcome to join the club.
“We plan to watch and discuss episodes, play ‘Doctor Who’-related games and activities, and meet new people,” Hall said. “Anyone should come to the club who’s interested in ‘Doctor Who.’ You don’t need to have seen every episode or know all the trivia. We just want to bring people together who love ‘Doctor Who’ and share that love with anyone who is new to the show.”
The “Doctor Who” club meets in Room 218 at lunch on Fridays
Science Everywhere Club
Like science or technology?
The Science Everywhere Club promotes the learning of various fields of science according to club vice president and junior Kevin Liu.
“We started because we want to give Paly students opportunities to study the fields that they are interested in,” Liu said. “For example, if people want to know how Tesla or hybrid cars work, we’d watch or read articles about it.”
Liu and president junior Vineet Yellu started the club to learn about science that is not taught in the classroom.
“We want to know about cool new technologies besides what we learned at school,” Liu said. “Especially since we are living at Silicon Valley and there are so many resources here.
Liu is looking forward to running the club this semester.
“I’m excited,” Liu said. “It is a good opportunity to practice my leadership skills and do something for people who are interested in science.”
Science Everywhere Club meets Tuesdays at lunch in Room 1710.
Haven is a publication that focuses on giving all Paly students a voice, according to senior and president Huda Navaid.
“Haven is a club as well as publication,” Navaid said.
“What we do is we try to take all the voices that can’t be heard at Paly and bring them all together,”Navaid said. “People can have a safe space to talk about the things they care about whether it is politics or things that are occurring around Paly.”
Students interested in journalism or expressing their opinions to the Paly community should look into joining Haven, according to Navaid.
Haven will meet Thursdays at lunch in Room 805.
Animal Rights Club
One new addition to Club Day is the Animal Rights Club, which looks to educate Palo Alto High School students about the reality of animal cruelty and encourage students to make conscious decisions as consumers.
“We are trying to raise awareness about the cruelty that goes on in factory farms and advocating for vegetarian voices,” president and junior Chelsea McIntosh said.
The meetings will be informative and enjoyable, according to McIntosh.
“We’ll be have having guest speakers and will be learning about living a healthy life,” McIntosh said.
The Animal Rights Club meets every other Friday at lunch in MAC 103.