Club Night Galore

Mia Masserio ’25 in Features | September 15, 2023

With the highly-anticipated Club Night having taken place on Thursday, September 14, clubs and organizations were busy recruiting new members. New and returning club leaders prepared for the event in hopes to interest students in joining their respective organizations. 

Students at Lawrenceville came together to share their interests, partaking in various activities offered by any of the wide variety of clubs, ranging from community service to culture and religion, and from arts and athletics to politics.

Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) President Cassie Dillard ’24 and Junior Vice President Riley Mckibben ’25 looked forward to club night and the upcoming school year. Dillard said the council prepared for Club Night by “gathering and making a poster,” with McKibben aiming to “find as many allies as possible.” In addition to meetings and other initiatives, new and returning members of the club can expect the “annual pride week [to be filled with] pride events,” from the pride flag raising to the “New Hope Lambertville Pride March.” 

The GSA and other affinity groups on campus serve as safe spaces to find support for people who share different aspects of culture and identity, aiming to provide inclusivity for all. 

V Formers Charisma Asamoah, Jessica Peters, and Lauren Williams are the  Co-Editors-in-Chief and Co-Presidents of the Harlem Renaissance club, one of the many publications on campus. According to Peters, the club’s mission is “to showcase and uplift Black student voices through artistic endeavors, including: music, dance, performance and visual art, fashion, and literature.” The club is looking for writers and editors for their upcoming blog, along with other members to serve as “media managers, photographers, artists, and event planners for [their] fall workshops.” 

The club also plans to host meetings with alumni, invited guests, and Lawrenceville faculty . In addition to finding them at Club Night  you can also find them at the Publication Fair following Club Night on September 18th!

Clubs at Lawrenceville provide many opportunities to get involved with performing arts, such as  Lawrenceville’s leading theater club, Periwig, which has been around for over 100 years. Sonia Singhal ’24, Periwig’s Co-President and Co-Head of Tech, encourages students to get involved in theater. Periwig works hard to put on performances for the school like Winterfest and the Fall Musical—which they have already begun preparing for. She hints for students to “stay tuned for a School Meeting preview!” 
Joining Periwig has allowed Singhal and many others “to meet people who will become some of your closest friends at Lawrenceville.”

Getting involved in clubs and activities on campus is a great way to meet new people with whom you otherwise may not cross paths with. Regardless of your interests and experiences, there is a club for everyone at Lawrenceville and you can even start your own!