Anime Club

Tony Peng, Staff Writer

As the second interim begins, the rigor of school is starting to kick in—homework assignments are getting longer, tests are occurring more frequently, and your classes are beginning to require daily quizzes—leaving you swamped every night. With all of this work, you need a break. So why not come to Anime Club? It’s a great way to relax after a long week of school. Just sit back, relax, and watch anime!

The Anime Club meets on Friday afternoons once a month. Meetings typically last from 3:30 to 5:30, but these times can vary depending on people’s personal schedules. At these meetings, there is usually pizza, snacks, and drinks. It is a very low-stress environment where you can have fun and hang out with friends.

The Anime Club has already seen a lot of changes since last year. After having a smaller group its first two years, this year’s crowd of 23 is much larger in comparison. Another new addition to the club is Dr. Dyke. In past years, Dr. Dyke had been unable to attend club meetings because of athletic commitments. This year, however, he has been attending the club meetings regularly. So, if you like hanging out with Dr. Dyke, Anime Club is the place for you. But if his mere presence doesn’t persuade you, he has also been bringing homemade desserts to meetings. To quote junior Alex Niederer, everyone should join Anime Club because “We have cookies!” Indeed, for the first meeting of the year, Dr. Dyke brought freshly baked cookies for everyone that attended.

This year, the club is taking a more democratic approach when deciding what anime to watch. In the past, the heads of the club would decide what anime to show, but in order to cater to the growing crowd, this policy has changed. Now, club members vote on the next showing. For our next meeting, we plan on watching Cowboy Bebop. However, we are going to be showing anime from a wide range of genres—from action all the way to slice of life.

If you’re hesitant about joining the club, I would strongly encourage you to come to a meeting. There’s no real commitment—all meetings are open to anyone. If you are interested in attending, please contact me, or Dr. Dyke at [email protected] or [email protected].