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LCC History Club plans fun activities

LCC History Club plans fun activities
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  • On February 10, 2021

By Julie Newell
Associate Editor

History is something that has impacted everyone one way or another. The History Club at LCC has also impacted students in the same way.

“(The History Club is) a laid back group of people that want to have fun and like to learn something new,” Club Vice President Lydia Warnke said.

The club meets every two weeks via Zoom. The next meeting will be Monday, Feb. 22 at 4 p.m.

Students do not need to be history majors to be involved with the club, according to Co-Adviser Anne Huetsche.

“The History Club students are engaged and thoughtful students who dig into learning and discussing history,” Huetsche said. “They also are very supportive of each other.

“In the past, the History Club held numerous in-person events and went on field trips. With the current pandemic, we have had to be flexible and creative. The History Club students embraced the remote learning environment and have been meeting virtually every two weeks to connect.”

During meetings, the club plans for future events and has discussions.

“We like to share fun and weird things that happened in history,” Warnke said. “A volunteer tells a short story of something that happened that they found interesting or peculiar.

“Last meeting, we played the original version of the Oregon Trail, just to see how we would survive: barely two weeks. Might revisit it again to try our luck.”

The club is currently planning two different events.

“With this opportunity of everything virtual, we are going to try and tour a museum that we would otherwise never be able to see,” Warnke said. “In the works is also a movie or podcast discussion where we each independently watch or listen, and then discuss what we liked and learned from it.”

Any LCC student can join the club and can contact the club advisers, Anne Heutsche at heutsa@star.lcc.edu and Wade Merrill at merrilw1@star.lcc.edu.