A guide to unique clubs

There are over a hundred different clubs at McNeil, each with its distinctive history and features. For those who want to start the year with new clubs, here is a guide to four unique clubs at McNeil. 

Chinese Culture Club 

Chinese Culture Club is a club that explores different Chinese culture. At each meeting, the members do fun activities and learn Chinese words. Last year, they learned about the Chinese holidays of each month.  

 “This time, we’ll do something new,” sophomore Christina Ko said. “We also have good Asian food. We will provide dumplings and bread from 85 degrees bakery.” 

The meeting is held once a month in Brian Vuong’s room during Flex. The members pay a fee of five dollars at the beginning of the year. The first meeting is on Sept. 13.

K-pop Dance Club

The K-pop dance club is for people who love K-pop dance and are interested in Korean culture. The members dance and perform K-pop dances at school events, like a culture fair and at the outside of the school events. The members have to audition for each performance.

“We try to remove the negative sides of Korean culture because some people think it is funny,” junior Catherine Choi said. “The members have strong bonds with each other. We do a lot of fun activities like random K-pop dance challenges.”

The meetings are the second and fourth Thursdays of every month at room C132. 

Ted-Ed Club

The Ted-Ed club makes Ted-Ed videos and shares them with other people. The members research about certain influential topics and explore more about them. 

“I like how we can ask questions that most people are uncomfortable to ask or don’t want to ask,” sophomore Lavanya Vumma said. “By asking these questions, we can explore more about these issues and make a change in the world.” 

The club meetings are held on the first and third Thursdays of the month, either in Katherine Pound’s or Justin Sharrock’s room after school.

Autism Club 

The Autism Club makes a change by helping people with autism. They talk about famous people who have autism and learn to become better friends with people with autism.

“Everyone in our club makes friends with others very quickly,” sophomore Caitlyn Weaver said. “We are such a diverse group. Everyone has a different culture, personality, and grade levels.” 

The meetings are held every Friday during Flex in room C102.