Gaming Club Meets For First Time This Year


Bryce Elders, Reporter

Students interested in participating in the gaming club attend an information meeting Jan. 22.

Bryce Elders, Reporter

After school Feb. 5 the Gaming Club hosted by math teacher Jesse Cox was held for the first time this school year. Its purpose is to be a place for everyone to come together over their common interest in video games and provide rest and respite for those who find themselves in a stressful part of their lives. 

 “This whole year has sucked,” Cox said. “All our routines have been thrown off and socializing has gone down. My hope is that we have a day where anyone can come together to play games, to have fun, and more importantly, to find new friends with similar interests.”

On Fridays from 3:45 to 6:00 p.m., the Gaming Club will be open to anyone who wishes to show up. Students will be able to bring and play whatever games they please as long as it fits within certain guidelines. It can’t be too gory or graphic, and can not involve just one player. The games students can bring must be suitable for all audiences and involve multiplayer cooperation.

“I’m looking forward to making new friends and bonding with people over our shared love of video games,” junior Eli Casper said

As the COVID-19 pandemic is still ongoing, controllers, systems and participants will have to be sanitized. Board games are being left out for safety reasons. Students are encouraged to social distance as much as they are able to. 

The Gaming Club president Alex Carey will handle any issues that spark between participating students and make sure everyone in the club is having the best time they can have.

“My hopes are that everyone there can gain a good amount of gaming experience,” junior Alex Nieves said. “Everyone here needs the chance to put all those COVID worries behind them and to make plenty of good memories.”