Incoming Clubs for the 2021-2022 School Year

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After a sudden halt with clubs and activities during March 2020, not only are students coming back this year, clubs are too. With teachers and students coming back to school after a year of Coronavirus, new clubs are being innovated into the club schedules this year as well. 

During club advisory on Sep. 8, 2021, many new clubs were introduced to the student body including Cookie Club, CardsforCause, Minority Student Council, and more. 

Cookie Club had over 100 students that attended the informational meeting during club advisory.

Bringing experiences that have not been introduced by other clubs throughout the schools, Cookie Club plans to have students engage in the art of cookie decorating and learn how to create edible art at the same time.

“I own a baking business,” Dr. Ibarra said. “I thought this club would be a great way for students to learn not only the art of cookie decorating but also how businesses run.” 

Cookie Club is open to all students and will meet every other Wednesday from 8:00-8:45 in the morning. To cover the cost of cookies and supplies, the fee for every quarter in Cookie Club is $25. 

Together with plans to share, uplift, and protect minority students, the Minority Student Council is back again. 

With goals to not only protect students in minority groups, the Minority Student Council arranges to lead and educate other students about the importance of topics such as the rise in Asian hate crimes, celebrating Black athletes, and India’s farmer protest.  

We [want to] reach more people in and outside of the community to spread positivity to everyone, everywhere.”

— Senior Lojy Hozyen

“We plan to offer a safe space for all minority students at Stone Bridge,” student leader Miranda Archibald said. “We started the Minority Student Council to amplify the voices of the student body that are often overlooked.”

With approximately 295 followers on Instagram, their informational posts cover wide topics from a student’s guide to Ramadan to African American heroes in STEM.

“With the help of the students of colour on the council and the school’s allies, we plan to continue this mission while instilling positive racial change throughout the school by increasing the levels of positive reinforcement within our community,” Archibald said. “This includes connecting peers to combat racial microaggressions and incidents in a productive way, the level of representation throughout the school, and increasing thought diversity throughout the school as a whole.”

The Minority Student Council meets on Mondays at 8:30 in the morning via Google Meet as well as the career center. 

“It makes you feel included knowing [that] there’s people that understand and feel the same way as you,” member Rashmika Tahsin said. “I hope to see more people being aware of today’s history and how minority groups all over the world actually helped the world become a better place.”

Created in Jun. 2020, CardsForCause continues in person this year. CardsForCause was created to spread positivity into the world as well as connect society through the form of handwritten letters.

“CardsForCause offers students with an environment in which they can spread positivity in a creative way,” president Lojy Hozyen said. “It allows them to choose causes that they truly care about and they directly get involved with the things they are passionate about by sending handwritten cards. 

Lojy Hozyen started CardsForCause in hopes to expand it by bringing in more members and building onto it as the club goes on.

“I started CardsForCause because I felt very isolated during quarantine and I assumed other people were feeling the same so I wanted to do something that reminded everyone that we’re in this together,” Hozyen said. 

To send a card for a cause, a Google Form to submit card requests is open to everyone. It allows easy access to submit a card request. Once a form request is submitted, CardForCause members will fulfill the request by writing out the message and sending it to the organization the individual chooses. 

“Hopefully in the future, more students at other schools can start a chapter at their own school,” Hozyen said. “We [want to] reach more people in and outside of the community to spread positivity to everyone, everywhere.”