Current Events
  • April 1-5Spring Egg Hunt
  • April 5Farewell Rally
  • April 5Senior Prom Fashion Show
  • April 12Students vs. Teachers Dodgeball Game
  • April 15-19Spring Break
The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

the Epic

The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

the Epic

The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

the Epic

TRENDING STORIES
Archives
Support student journalism and subscribe to the Epic's print publication here.

Five new clubs provide diverse perspectives to campus

Consumer Design Club

The club officers from left to right: Elle Gasper, Mahati Ramakrishnan, Lauren Li and Hao Gu. Photo by Chelsea Lee.

“I got the idea for this club over the summer when I was thinking about one of my old hobbies — drawing cars — and I really liked that,” junior and President Hao Gu said. “I wanted to find a connection between design and engineering, but at our school, there were no options for this.”

Gu and his friends went on to form the Consumer Design Club, aiming to teach various types of commercial design through technical and historical lessons that lead up to an interactive monthly workshop. For instance, to study architecture, members will learn about world architectural history and structural soundness, and conclude with an activity constructing clay buildings. The team also hopes to organize a design-a-thon event where participants design and pitch a product to a panel, mimicking professional product design.

 

Magic Club

The club officers from left to right: Emily Xu, Sarayu Bhavaraju, Ashwin Kamchetty and Abhiram Bhavaraju (not pictured). Photo by Chelsea Lee.

Halfway around the globe, junior and president Abhiram Bhavaraju trained under his father and grandfather, who are acclaimed magicians in India. After moving to the U.S. just before his freshman year, he found that his skills in magic were also a way to transcend the language barriers across seas.

“The fact that there are no language or age barriers to magic, and the fact that it allows the performers to spread meaningful messages really got to me,” Bhavaraju said. “Since I possess such a skill, I just want to share it with everyone here and open ways for them to communicate with their audiences in the future.”

Magic Club’s officer team hopes to give back to the community by hosting magic shows at community centers and local shelters, and also collaborate with Studio 74 to integrate magic into their performances.

 

Poetry Club

The club officers from left to right: Vaibhav Kalkunte, Hashim Mahmood, Patrick Krupa and Sufee Sing. Photo by Emily Pedroza.

“Poetry doesn’t have to be perfect, and that’s the main focus we want to bring to Lynbrook students who want to get into poetry,” co-President and sophomore Hashim Mahmood said. 

While recovering from a concussion in the past year, Mahmood discovered reading and writing poetry as a coping mechanism. He, along with co-President and sophomore Patrick Krupa, founded Poetry Club in hopes of sharing their love of poetry with fellow students.

“If you want to write poetry, it can be really scary to tell your inner secrets and emotions to other people,” Krupa said. “So, we aim to create an environment where students feel safe to do so.”

Literature & Writing teacher Erin Levin inspired Krupa to pursue poetry when she invited him to attend the San Jose Poetry Festival, where he decided to present one of his poems. Mahmood and Krupa hope to introduce a slam poetry event on campus during the end of the school year.

 

Ravens

The club officers from left to right: Dara Lin, Luthien Wang, Abigail Chen, Iris Yu and Lilly Wu. Photo by Katie Chin.

Starting as an unofficial K-pop dance group in 2021, Ravens aims to create a free space for students to appreciate song and dance. The newly passed club is the one of the five K-pop groups active in FUHSD, so they look forward to connecting with students across the district.

“What really drew me into K-pop was the dance, as other genres of music do not usually have accompanying choreography,” President and junior Luthien Wang said. “I hold a lot of respect for the idols because they can sing and dance stably live at the same time.”

Drawing choreography inspiration from popular dance videos on TikTok and Instagram, the officer team hopes to hold dance workshops and perform at showcases, including their upcoming one at Cupertino High School. Members will be able to dip their toe in K-pop dance, progressing according to their comfort level.

 

Taiwanese American Student Association

The club officers from left to right: Sarah Wei, Kylie Liao, Chloe Chung and Felicia Huang. Photo by Chelsea Lee.

“We really want to create a space for representation,” junior and co-president Kylie Liao said. “With all of the officers, we grew up with parents who really instilled that it was important to have Taiwanese representation, so that’s why we’re so passionate about having this club on campus.”

Motivated by their families’ cultural pride, the officers of the Taiwanese American Student Association hope to build a community embracing and sharing these roots through a variety of activities: making Taiwanese breakfast, learning the language through a “phrase of the day” series and corresponding with students in Taiwan. In February, the club taught attendees to make tapioca boba pearls at the Cultural Festival, and on March 4, they sold boba ice cream bars to fundraise for the club at Club Food Day.

Leave a Comment
More to Discover
About the Contributors
Chelsea Lee, Design Editor
(she/her) Chelsea Lee is a senior and third-year staffer. She is a Design Editor and previous News Editor for the Epic. Within journalism, she is most passionate about photojournalism and broadcasting. Outside of the newsroom, she enjoys cuddling her maltese dog, Coco, and exploring a variety of creative outlets.
Katie Chin, Copy Editor
(she/her) Katie is a senior and one of the Copy Editors for the Epic. She is excited for her third year on staff, and some of her hobbies include baking, reading and listening to music. She also loves trying new food, sleeping too much and going to the beach.

Comments (0)

All the Epic Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *