This article is the second in a series that The Barefoot Times is producing to showcase the range of clubs that students can join at Sequoyah. Please check out the first article, Intro to Clubs at Sequoyah: Part 1.
Founded by Alex Forman ’23 and Will Maples ’22 and now also run by Harry Freeland ’24, the Movie Bros club is dedicated to the appreciation and analysis of film. Thus far, the organization has been focusing on documentaries and has watched a film called American Movie, which is a documentary that focuses on a group of people in the process of making their short film. The Movie Bros club has also watched a short documentary from Channel 5 News showcasing the worldwide effect of Sturgis Motorcycle Rally during the peak of the pandemic. Forman explained that he and the other founders were inspired to start the club because of their own love for movies: “Will, Harry, and I are all heads of the club. And we’re big movie bros. We’re big fans of movies. We think movies are really cool and awesome. We think we can show people very provocative movies.” This club initially faced the issue of gender inclusivity with its name Movie Bros. Although the name sounds as though it is established to reference the male gender exclusively, the founders quickly explained that their club’s name employs a non-gendered definition of “bro.” In this case, this word refers to a passionate community of people rather than specifically referring to a group of male friends.
The Computer Club is a welcome addition to the Sequoyah club scene thanks to the efforts of Mateo Rodriguez ’25, Camillo Reynoso ’25, and Athen Chong ’25. The club’s interests are not limited to computers alone; they extend to any electronic device that the members can work with such as broken tablets and iPhones. Rodriguez says he founded the club because “there were no clubs that I wanted to join that were on the list. And also I thought it’d be interesting to mess around with some friends.” So far, the club has fixed a Dell computer that is now being used for the 3D printer in the dFab Hub. In the future, Rodriguez and his clubmates plan to fix old phones and even build a PC.
The D&D club, co-founded by Sofie Wilson ’23 and Simon Listiak ’23, is a club dedicated to playing the popular role playing game, Dungeons and Dragons. Each meeting, this club splits into smaller groups to play campaigns. Campaigns are structured games that move through a story in which characters periodically make smaller decisions that affect the overall progression of the game itself. So far, each member has rolled characters and started the campaign. Wilson was motivated to make this club happen because she loves D&D. “We’ve played D&D for a while since, like, fifth grade, and it’s sort of been on and off because, just, the world. But I feel like it’s having a club to do something you like, that’s the whole point of it.”
Mixed Media Club
We investigated the Mixed Media Club by interviewing Collette Wilson ’23, one of the co-founders; she started the club with Charlotte Dumont ’23 and Ruby Park ’23. This club is designed to be a safe space for artists and art enthusiasts. Wilson explained, “my mixed media club is basically just a space for anyone to do anything creative that could be considered art. So it could be even art, like painting and drawing and stuff. Or maybe music or creative writing. Anything cool.” The co-founder, an artist herself, wanted a club where students could be free in a creative environment. This club is even thinking of working on a community installation and various other larger scale projects. With all of these large ideas in mind, we are excited to see what the Mixed Media Club creates.