What if Andover High had a club where students could go and share their personal beliefs and ideas on current issues, in a setting that does not have the formality and necessary decorum of Junior State and Model UN? Well, as of the end of March, AHS did have such a club.

Politics Club was co-founded by juniors Maddi Hertz, Brian Wivell, and Christine Farzan. The co-founders all agreed that many AHS students have opinions on current events and issues, but the majority of them do not have an environment where they can share them.

“We’re really excited about this,” said Hertz. “We think it’s really important for students to be aware of what’s happening around them, and to have a voice in the political process.”

The co-founders decided to ask Mr. Nicholas Rand of the History Department to act as an advisor to the club, and sought permission from administration to begin holding meetings. It was decided that the club would meet on Thursdays at 2:15 p.m. in Room 253. The three co-founders have made it very clear that the Politics Club is always looking for new members, and encourage those with potential interest in the club to drop in on one of their meetings or join their Facebook Group (AHS Political Junto).

Politics Club

Thursdays @ 2:15 p.m.

Room 253

Facebook: AHS Political Junto

E-mail: ahspoliticsclub@groups.facebook.com