Catching a Spark, Not Fire

Club Movie Night Interests Passionate but Few Students

Caroline Lee

Staff Writer

    At the end of Hunger Games Week, UNICEF, California Scholarship Federation, Health and Medicine, and Spanish clubs held a movie night after school on Friday, November 22, 2013, showing the movie, The Hunger Games.

    The movie, which was shown in the old cafeteria with equipment provided by ASB and Mr. Fulton, started at one o’clock after AHS’s early dismissal and ran until three thirty.  Though the event had to compete with other school fundraisers, like the Writing Club’s at Suju’s, Asian Pacific Islander’s at Quickly’s, and Interact’s at Menchies, due to the minimum day and start of Thanksgiving vacation, senior and CSF president Nikitha “Niki” Menon was satisfied with the way the event unfolded.

    “I’m happy with the turnout,” Menon said.  “I feel like it was a good way for people to begin Thanksgiving break.”

    Each club had a representative there and some club officers brought cookies to raise money as admission was changed from one dollar to no cost the night before, due to school policy.

    “We wanted a way to bond members,” senior and UNICEF treasurer Roger Lee said.  “With the four clubs, we can get more people together.”

Students sit at lunch tables, watching The Hunger Games’ opening sequence with Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth while eating, drinking, and socializing with friends.  As the next installment to the Hunger Games series opened that day, November 22, 2013, students saw this event as a perfect opportunity to get ready for it.  “I’m watching Catching Fire next week, so it’s like a recap,” sophomore Stephanie Li said.  PC: Caroline Lee
Students sit at lunch tables, watching The Hunger Games’ opening sequence with Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth while eating, drinking, and socializing with friends. As the next installment to the Hunger Games series opened that day, November 22, 2013, students saw this event as a perfect opportunity to get ready for it. “I’m watching Catching Fire next week, so it’s like a recap,” sophomore Stephanie Li said. PC: Caroline Lee

    Lee commented that the event was mainly organized over Facebook by the club presidents and that the funds earned will be spread equally among the four clubs.  Working with four clubs proved challenging though.

    “The only thing I would change in the future is collaborating with fewer clubs to create such an event, and making sure the clubs that do participate are all able to be fully involved and have their main officers present,” Menon said.

    Even though attendance was scarce at first, with only about twenty people at one o’clock, and some officers were discouraged, those who were there were excited and passionate about the popular fictional series as well as the actors of the movie adaptation.

    “I just like The Hunger Games,” senior Hannah Sternberg said.  “Jennifer Lawrence is my life inspiration.  She’s so smart and funny.  It was definitely a fun way to kick off the break!”

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