Cubs initiate online clubs

Students begin clubs remotely during lunch period


Nina Gutierrez

Senior Grace O’Reilly and Community Life Chair Paul Pryor Lorentz lead The Luzuriaga Foundation club. Students attended an introductory Zoom call that overviewed responsibilities of members and the goal of the club.

Nina Gutierrez, Senior Reporter


WEB EXCLUSIVE As students continue to learn over Zoom, recent club offerings give students the opportunity to build community based on shared interests and curiosities. 

Clubs meet during lunch to take advantage of time away from class. There are 20 confirmed clubs students can participate in ranging from Animal Club to Math Club. 

“I’m interested in joining a new club to get to know new members of the Convent community, as well as learn something new,” junior Bridget Mills said. “There are many options to choose from, so it will be easy to find something that appeals to me.”

While some students continue to lead their past clubs, many more have been founded lke The Luzuriaga Foundation Club, started by senior Grace O’Reilly.

“The Luzuriaga Foundation Club is the first club I have ever started,” O’Reilly said. “The club’s primary goal is to write respectful, unique, and heartfelt letters to teenagers who live in homeless shelters in other states, which I thought would bring a great service opportunity for our school.”

The engagement of the school provides opportunity to students to express themselves and their passions. Continuing clubs online is as valuable as continuing school online, for they are formative experiences, according to Community Life Chair Paul Pryor Lorentz. 

“I think that there is a lot of excitement to stay engaged,” Pryor Lorentz said. “It is important to continue with all the wonderful things that clubs do, whether we’re in person or apart.”

The longer lunch periods allow students to attend both clubs and teacher meetings within the same time allotment, which eliminates traveling time between campuses during in-person instruction. 

“I am glad to have started my own club this year because the online meetings do not take up my entire lunch, where I can complete work for my other classes, ” O’Reilly said. “I think this way of school has taken a lot of stress away from both students and faculty.”

Students are encouraged to take part in clubs, whether that means joining or starting one of their own. For more available club information, contact Prior Lorentz at

“I am looking forward to the future club meetings, where I can interact with other students, even if it is over Zoom,” Mills said. “Seeing familiar faces on the screen help make online school a little easier.”