Making a permanent impression since 1994
September 5, 2005
Join in, but be yourself
By Molly Horan
involved!” said the counselors.
involved!” said my parents.
involved,” said the public service announcement in the middle of my favorite
TV show, proving to me that there was no escaping participation.
entering high school I took in my options. Desks with colorful construction
paper signs lined the hallways of my school on the night of freshman
a sports team! Hmmm… I can't run, have no hand eye coordination and although
it’s yet to be scientifically proven, basketballs seem to be magnetically
attracted to my head. Sports were not an option.
yourself in the outdoors club! Good at following directions, I attempted to
picture myself in outdoors club maneuvering my way down a rock-filled river.
However what I actually pictured were the last few scenes of
The River Wild. Outdoors club
was not for me.
an adventure in ski club! I tried to snowboard once. I'm just glad the tree was
there to stop me from hitting that rock. No more racing down frozen mountains
I ended up at a table devoted to drama club. This option seemed the least
dangerous, so I signed the list, confident that I had gotten involved!
after my first year in the school drama program, I realized it is more dangerous
than ski and outdoors club, but it was definitely the right choice.
I guess they were all right. Getting involved is a good idea, and if there isn't
a club you see yourself in, you can always start one.
clubs this year include the history club and head-bangers anonymous. These clubs
prove that there is something for everyone, while the students who are active
members of both prove there are still some teens who refuse to be labeled or
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