How Covid-19 is Affecting Small Clubs at WHS

How Covid-19 is Affecting Small Clubs at WHS

Matthew Comparda, Tiger Eye News Staff Writer

Photo taken by Matthew Comparda

With all the new rules we have to follow this school year, it’s easy to forget some of the opportunities and privileges we had in years past. Whether it be  being able to be close to your fellow students, or being able to walk around the halls without a face mask on, there is one thing no one seems to be talking about. How are small clubs like chess club or environmental club going to work. Will small clubs be limited to the amount of people they can have? Will they act any differently than they did last year? Or will they just be cut entirely.

With new safety precautions added this year it’s hard to think it’s possible for any small club to be approved and functioning. When asked if there has been any word if small clubs can run Sam Werstler said, “Yeah I’ve been told I can have bible study by Mr. Lautenschleger. It’s good to hear this news because it seems like students and teachers will be able to have small clubs again this year. “We’ll have the classroom spread out to more than 6 feet apart and I don’t know if we’l have food like last year, ” Werstler said, when asked about what safety precautions they would take to ensure that their club can run and have meetings. It also seems like he’s very confident that there won’t be a dip in people attending his club either. After questioning a handful of small club directors and leaders and they all seem very confident and happy to see that small clubs can and will happen this year.

Small clubs are an important part of most high school students career. Without them most students wouldn’t have somewhere to go after school to hang out with their friends and do something they love. It looks like small clubs will be apart of the 2020-2021 school year with new protocols too. So whether you’re into anime or saving the planet, there will be a club for you!

Photo taken by Matthew Comparda