How Our School Clubs Are Adapting To The Online Environment

The Debate Club is in its first year at San Pasqual and they are certainly feeling the challenges of holding virtual meetings on top of all of the regular struggles to get a club up and running.

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Aiden Hess

San Pasqual’s Debate club members host virtual club meetings through zoom.

Aiden Hess, Editor

San Pasqual school clubs in the year 2020 have looked anything but normal as they have had to go about their club proceedings almost or completely through virtual video conferencing services. The Debate Club is in its first year at San Pasqual and they are certainly feeling the challenges of holding virtual meetings on top of all of the regular struggles to get a club up and running. Salma Lucero, the Secretary of the Debate Club, explains some of the challenges they have faced during online club meetings.

“Sometimes when we have technical difficulties, one of the officers or members talks over the other, which can be challenging because we can’t do what we need to do” said Lucero.

We can only assume that these challenges can make running a club quite difficult at times as the officers may have some trouble mediating their club proceedings. It is clear that everyone at San Pasqual misses the face to face interaction with their friends, especially in school clubs. 

“Not being able to interact with one another is one of the biggest things for a club; bonding with one another, getting to know each other and being able to help others with debating” explains Lucero. 

Oftentimes we would take the face to face interaction with our peers at school for granted because it was something that seemed completely normal, but in an environment of isolation, it is something nearly everyone is wanting to have back.