International Week: German Club

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International Week: German Club

Germany translated in German in the German classroom.

Germany translated in German in the German classroom.

Germany translated in German in the German classroom.

Germany translated in German in the German classroom.

By Marija Kraljevic, Staff Writer

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German Club is more than just a meeting that takes place after school every Wednesday in room 2300. It’s a setting where students of any nationality can join and divulge into the German culture and take part in many of the entertaining activities and events.

According to sponsor for ten years Caroline Adducci, you don’t need any previous knowledge about the German language and don’t need to be in any specific German class or course. Anyone who’s interested in German language or anything involving German-speaking countries is welcome to join.

During German club, some activities students find themselves doing are watching German movies, having a pot-luck with different types of German food to learn to cook German recipes and share with the club, and go bowling or on a ski trip with other members of the club.

German club will take part in the International Feast on Thursday, Feb. 7th. They plan to sell various delicious and appetizing home-cooked traditional foods that are influenced by German culture.

“We will be selling German pretzels, German doughnuts, Bratwurst, German potato salad, and many more,” Adducci said.

Multiple members of the club look forward to the feast as it gives them an opportunity to eat some of their most favorite German foods.

“My favorite thing to eat at the feast is probably the schnitzel,” sophomore Josie Thannert said. “Most people like wiener schnitzel, which is basically a thin, breaded, pan-fried veal cutlet, but I personally prefer chicken schnitzel.”

Unfortunately, German club will not perform during International Night due to them being busy with other exciting activities that they have in store.

“We don’t participate in International Night,” Adducci said. “We’re currently planning a ski trip which is related to the German culture as many people from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland go skiing since it’s very popular over there, so we think of it to be something culturally appropriate.”

Throughout International Week, you can find the hallways decorated with creative and unique German decorations.

“We decorate the German wing with streamers, signs, and other decorations with the colors red, yellow, and black to represent the German flag,” sophomore Emma Bechtle said. “We also play German music throughout the halls and take part in trivia.”

The German influence that the club brings to the school adds to the wonderful diversity of Niles West and inspires others to join and be apart of the friendly German family. Come join the family every Wednesday after school and get a sense of what the German culture is all about.