Poker faces ready for Winter Formal


Audrey Pinard

Card Club co-leader Dena Silver teaches members about Texas Hold’em Poker. First time poker player freshman Natalie Kushner aced the first round with a straight flush.

Audrey Pinard, Reporter

WEB EXCLUSIVE Card Club members learned how to play Blackjack and Texas Hold’em today in preparation for Winter Formal casino games.

“Before card club, I didn’t have a clue about how to play Poker or Blackjack, but I was determined to figure it out,” freshman card club member Natalie Kushner said. “I’ve met so many great people in this club who have helped me and I’m looking forward to playing at Winter Formal.”

Roulette, Blackjack, and Texas Hold’em poker are the different activities offered at the dance. Students can cash in the casino tokens they win for raffle tickets for a chance to win a prize.

“Playing cards is a fun community builder that can really bring people together,” club co-leader Dena Silver said. “That’s why I want to be a part of Card Club and encourage others to learn.”

Members have not only acquired knowledge of new card games but have also gotten a better understanding of the many terms used when playing. They have learned the art of calling a bluff, placing an ante, and knowing what card combinations they can create.

“I’ve learned how to play a myriad of card games and obtained some important life lessons.” sophomore card club member Lili Levy said. “Blackjack is one of my favorite games and I can’t wait to play it at Winter Formal.”

Levy said that she enjoyed the opportunity to share her love of card games with other students at Winter Formal last year and is excited to participate again this year.

“Card Club isn’t just a place people go to play cards and prepare for the casino games at Winter Formal,” Silver said. “It has given me a chance to teach and share with others something that I love.”