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"Ghost Clubs" and a Plea for Passion

Half of the clubs listed for prospective students on Second Visit Day are inactive. These clubs are easily created with a signature and a couple of unsubstantial answers, with no meetings to follow. Usually due to lack of effort and interest, these clubs are neglected until the college application season comes along. Creating a club with people who have common interests is noble and sound, but if students are starting a club just for the sake of amplifying a college application, isn’t this undermining the spirit of pursuing an interest?

Similarly, those who seek leadership positions should make sure that they are applying for the job and not the title. Students sometimes forget the responsibilities they accept when tackling these roles, resulting in leaders who are unwilling and unprepared to put time and effort into their positions.

Instead of opting for multiple titles in a scramble for college acceptance, we should pursue our own passions and genuine interests to bolster a community of truly driven, unique individuals.

1 Comment on "Ghost Clubs" and a Plea for Passion

  1. Michel Foucault // May 10, 2012 at 12:03 am //

    Since The Scroll, in an unprecedented effort to silence student conversation, has blocked the comment function on all articles having to do with David Koch and money in politics in general, those of us in the Deerfield community who think that the community could benefit from dialogue on the advantages and drawbacks of associating ourselves with David Koch and his history of perpetrating and attempting to avoid prosecution for environmental crimes, manipulating science and scientific journalism for political purposes and personal gain, financing the radical American right, bribing federal and supreme court justices to find in favor of his subsidiaries, and a host of other actions that violate Deerfield’s most deeply held morals must resort to instigating debate in unusual places viz. articles that have nothing to do with the issue at hand.

    For more on the censorship of student conversation and the complicity of faculty members (whose job it ought to be to empower students to eloquently and honestly express themselves) in this, please see the below post.

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