Clubs Withstand the Test of Time

1972 was an eventful year: NASA launched the last Apollo mission to the moon, Richard Nixon visited the Soviet Union, the Watergate scandal occurred, Title IX passed, and Club Day was a booming event on campus.

To commemorate the 50 year anniversary of the Panther Prowler, we are looking back at old issues dating back to 1968. This allows us to reflect on how the school and student body have evolved since the school opened.

In 1972, the school looked very different from how it looks now, but there are some traditions that have not changed. Our sports teams are just one example of a link to our school’s history. Football, cross country, track and field, basketball, tennis, golf, wrestling and baseball flourished at the school then and now.

Club Day was held in quad, just as it is now, in 1972. Some of the clubs that existed from that time included Forensic Club, Varsity Club, Radio Club and Library Practice. Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) had just nine members, but has since grown to over 60 members in 2016, making it one of the largest and oldest clubs on campus. Many clubs have been added, such as Mock Trial, Key Club, Latinos Unidos and more.

You can check out all of the clubs currently available on Oct. 11, Club Day. During Club Day, there will be food, clothes and other goods for sale that directly benefit the clubs on campus.

When reminiscing about the past and wishing for things that used to be, it is important to remember all that connects us to that time. Even as the school and world evolves, one thing has been consistent: Club Day.

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