By Minzie Kim
Emulating Humans of New York, Humans of LCHS aims to create an opportunity for the students of La Cañada to anonymously spread their story. Founded by sophomore co-presidents, Rucha Kadam and Melina Tsotras, this club plans to create an online community where the stories of the student’s lives will be posted periodically.
“Based off of the popular blog, Humans of New York, Humans of LCHS [will] allow all members of La Cañada High School to share their thoughts, ideas, and stories with the rest of the community,” Melina said.
Created this year, Humans of LCHS has an impressive number of over 40 aspiring journalists and photographers contributing to the club.
“For our club, photography and journalism is key. We want to make sure we have the best quality of photos and articles for our readers, and to do this, we need to make sure that our members can write and take photos for quality articles independently,” Melina said.
Through this club, Rucha and Melina hope to give their members an opportunity to utilize both skills to understand and portray the student body.
Members meet in Mr. Valassidis’ room (Room 201) at lunch on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. The club’s first meeting was held on October 4th.
During the meeting, members were assigned positions as scouters, interviewers, photographers, quote writers, finalizers, generators, or publications.
“We hope to open up students eyes to perceptions of life outside of the 'La Cañada bubble' and of the materialistic world. We wish to spread ideas and creativity throughout the campus, and to get the entire student body involved.” Rucha said.
Humans of LCHS will post their stories on their website, www.humansoflchs.weebly.com. In addition to the website, they also have an Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat to keep their viewers updated on the stories. In the future, they plan to have the stories printed and distributed around the school.
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