International Week: French Club

Eiman Navaid

By Kalyn Zwik, Staff Writer

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Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a series of International Week stories about ethnic clubs to highlight the diversity of Niles West.

International week is a week for clubs to show the spirit and culture their club brings to the school. French club is a setting to have students dive deep into the culture by participating in many events and activities throughout the year.

When asked what senior Amani Laliwala, president of the French club, why she joined, she couldn’t wait to answer.

“I joined club French club freshman year because I made a list of all of the clubs I was interested in, and I came to French, and they had a really cool sponsor. My first day, we were outside playing games, and we made crepe, and it was just so interesting and lively to me that I decided this is where I am going to stay for the next four years,” Laliwala said. 

To show their spirit, the French club has decorated the halls in the colors of the French flag: red, white, and blue.  They decorated the halls with streamers, a selfie station, and much more. For the festivities, French club will also be selling food during lunch periods.

“For international week we are currently prepping the crepes, because we are going to have a crepe sale, and we spent last week doing the decorations, the underclassmen are doing the can can,” French club vice-president senior Sofia Joseph said.

The sponsor of the club Leslie Natzke encourages everybody to join French club, and welcomes all newcomers to join.

“French club is more about culture than it is learning the language and we have a good time. Learning how to cook some French food, watching French movies, listening to French music, and playing games,” Natzke said.

International week may be over, but French club keeps the fun activities and events going. French club meets on Mondays after school in room 3010. Don’t miss out on all the fun.