So for those of you that are in school, are about to enter, or were in school (That means pretty much all of you):
What clubs were you a part of in the past or are planning to be a part of in the future?
I think I'm going to join the chess club, depends on which teacher is the adviser. There should really only be on teacher that should be considered for this in my school, but I think the new president isn't going to go for him. I would join the Anime club, but I know the guy that is planning on being president and he is just going to force us into watching whatever he feels like watching which wouldn't be fun.
I'm also thinking of starting up a gaming club. The problem is my school requires that all clubs have some sort of academic value, and I have yet to figure out what kind of BS would allow me to get the club approved. Any help with this would be appreciated.
i think ill join the anime club XD i was also going to join gamers and check out what other clubs are available
this school years that passed i was in an anime club and we were in the process in making our own manga but...yea we never finished -_-
I'm in an anime club as well. I really enjoy it, it's a nice stress relief. We vote on animes we watch. We also watch some live action stuff and other random movies and shows as well. Each semester we also go to an anime convention a group. That's my favorite part of being in that club:)
At my school, if you're in the (unofficial) anime club, you're automatically labeled as an outcast. That's how close-minded my school is. Thus, we have only a few clubs to choose from. I was in Science Olympiad, if that counts as a club.
EDIT: I was also in Spanish Club and Academic Challenge (but not for long.. it got really boring, lol)
I was in chess club in middle school, anime/Japanese club in high school [freshman year, they didn't have one where I transferred], French club for the other three years - we went to Quebec and it was awesome - and in college, I was in the paintball club. Well sort of. It was actually one of the engineering societies, but they played paintball every few months and always invited me to their trips. I was a political science major. It pays to have friends in all places, I guess.
Oh, we had a games club in middle school too, but it was geared toward board games - chess club branched off of that after a few months - and whatever games you wanted. We had big round tables, and back when I remembered how to play Magic The Gathering, we had some insane games. No video games, though.
its not hard to put an academic spin on gaming. you can call it a group study of modern interactive media. games are highly sophisticated software, and a lot can be learned about their development process and techniques. have a discussion about differed rendering and post processing while an administrator is around and DARE them to say its not academic.
also interesting and educational is discussion about video games as a business. the industry is full of drama, especially these days with studio closures and mergers happening every 5 seconds. gaming as a whole is an incredibly diverse and interesting subject, and if you can convey this correctly you'll have your club approved in no time.
I never really go into any clubs at least none from high school. Now I'm in college and still have yet to join any.
Even if you didn't finish, it's still cool. When I was part of the anime club at my school we never did anything that cool.
Originally Posted by myoujou
That's cool. The president of the anime club I was a part of said we weren't going to go to an anime convention as a club because, and I quote, "It'd be a logistical nightmare. I don't feel like doing all that work." I know I could've done that work, and would've been happy to, but right from the get go he said no.
Originally Posted by Bluemoon22
That's pretty lame. At my school it's fine to like anime and manga, and only a few people are labeled outcasts. Usually they have to do soething extreme to be labeled that though. One of them becuse he dreses up like Naruto or Gaara for no reason, and when he isn't dressed like them he wears the Bleach Shinigami glove thing.
Originally Posted by Sa5m
@revile: Going to Quebec, that's pretty cool. None of the clubs at my school do anything that cool. I was in the French club at my school freshmen year and it was fun because we always just have pot lucks at meetings and we helped out at the Cultural fairs of the closest middle and elementry schools.
@RaShayRitto: That is amazing. I'll see if I can get a few of my friends to go along with this. And actually now that you mentioned it I actually began planning like the first thing we could learn: the history of Pong. Using that I think we can get it approved. I thank you very much.
I'm planing to club a few schoolkids if you keep asking these kind of questions.
I am in an anime club at my school. We hold events where we bring in out of town vendors. We have viewings. We have our own day at my school. It's pretty cool.
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I'm in the Anime Club, but I don't attend the meetings (they're every Wednesday at lunch) because I always want to go on the computer at the library.
I think I'm a terrible Anime Club member. :T
Japanese Language Club: It was a club to learn about the Japanese language and Japanese culture. Since anime is part is Japan's culture, the club would also show anime, although often the club more resembled an anime club than anything else, not that I (or any of the club members) had a problem with that.
Interact Club: Basically, a club that did volunteer services for other people and was the chief sponsor of most of the special school activities. This club was the biggest club in the school and if you were a member, you basically knew everything that was going to happen in the school (and had the most pictures in the yearbook).
Strings Leadership: A club that was created so that we can learn our Guitar Ensemble pieces better...and clean up the band room for extra credit (I honestly can't think of any other reason for this club's existence).
Academic Team: Quiz bowl team, basically.
I was also in the 4-H Club (and president of the 4-H Leadership Club), but these clubs were not located at the school itself.
Anything Goes Anime: An anime club. We only meet once a week but for 4 hours. We had a big event last year when we got together in the school auditorium (or rather locked ourselves in) and watched the entire series of Gurren Lagann. The event was even sponsored by Bandai and we got some free swag from them, too.
In The Game: A gamer's club. We would get together and play games for hours in the classrooms (the rooms had HD projectors and surround sound, so, needless to say, it was awasome). The club would also organize school-wide tournaments for the students. With prizes!:p
Gamer's Guild: A club for table-top games such as Warhammer and Dungeons and Dragons.
Kendo Club: Self-explanatory.:p
I wanted to join a Kendo club but after seeing it its not much of a workout.... or effective.... or interesting.... I was disappointed since its not intense enough for my liking. Respect to kendo practitioners though.
We have an anime club in my school by my schedule prevents me from entering.
There are a lot of clubs at my school. A lot of them are sports or service clubs though. Here's my list, some are not current anymore...
Yeah, that's my list...
I was in the anime club.
And now I am joining Campus Christian Fellowship.
well i was in the chess club and i wish my schol wouldve had an anime club i wouldve loved it cause im a huge fan of anime.
Wow, you guys are pretty lucky to have an Anime Club. I wish my school had some cooler clubs like the ones I have read here. The only clubs we have are stupid ones like drama club, yearbook club, some volunteer club (which isn't stupid, but I'm just saying...)
Did you guys have to start the anime clubs yourselves, or were they already set up?
Also, I am still in high school, and will be going to college after high school, so do all or at least most colleges have like a huge variety of clubs to join?
My old school doesn't have any fun clubs, only sport and drama clubs, and I think there is a chess club, -sigh- wish we had an anime club, we don't even get any major anime conventions here, small conventions where the attendence is myself, a gold fish, and 12" tv <- black and white
i was in the drama club once -_-
I was in chess club last year, but we had very few members.
I'm thinking of joining Drill Team(unarmed) for ROTC, but I don't know if I have enough commitment to join something that competitive.
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lol guess i forgot to mention what clubs i've done
in high school i re-established the Japanese Club and was president. I was also a member of the IQRA (islamic) Club all 4 years and was Vice Prez my senior year because i relinquished the presidential position to someone else (responsibility is for shmucks)
ever since my freshman year of college i've been a part of the MSA (muslim student association) and became an appointed executive (elected by the execs, not the members) by the end of my first semester. my job was basically to organize the MSA talent show/entertainment night. just an excuse to have my bands play live XD. after my sophomore year though i pretty much stopped being involved though haha. i still go to an event or two if it tickles my fancy, or if i'm in the mood to hang out with hot hijabi chicks! XD
The anime club at my college had already been established when I got there. I guess the most important things that an anime club should have is leadership (people in the club who can get stuff done) and members who are actually willing to cooperate with each other (so that activities can done). For example, some of the kids in my high school wanted to have an anime party. While the club officers knew what things needed to be organized for a big, school-wide party, barely any of the members wanted to actually HELP with planning the party. Apparently, the only thing they wanted to do was watch anime, which wouldn't have been a problem (it is an anime club, after all) if we weren't trying to organize a HUGE party!
Originally Posted by Zeke0990
In college, there are more people here who are willing to work towards big plans. Because of this, we were able to get Bandai to "sponsor" one of our big semester parties. They gave us the anime (Gurren Lagann) and some free swag. See the things you can accomplish when you work together?:p
*Insert cheesy friendship music here*
Colleges usually have a lot of variety when it comes to clubs and organizations. It depends on the overall population and the diversity of the students at the school.
^^ Too bad my college got some lazy dudes and dudettes and something like a big sponsored event would never come to pass.
I never was in a club but if there was an anime club in my school then i would probably join it :P