News

Computer Club hosts it’s first virtual game night


Feb. 26, 2021

By Jessica Cerrito
Staff 

The LHS’s Computer Club held its first game night on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 from seven pm to nine pm. The game night was set up using a discord server.

“We used a discord called LHS Bearcave and there we have different areas. One area we had for announcements and another for the rules,” Madison Echols, a member of the Computer Club, said. “We had a chat where everyone could message each other, and then, we had the voice channels for each game. There were two Among Us channels and one Skribbl.io channel.”

During the Computer Club’s first game night, Echols played the game Skribbl.io with some of her peers for the entire two hours of the game night. In the game, a person would choose a word and draw it, then other students had to try to guess the word she was drawing.

“We decided to play two separate games since it was our first game night and we wanted to make the games accessible to everyone. It worked out perfectly… We only accepted Lyndhurst High School students and teachers,” Abida Iqbal, the president of the Computer Club, said. “There were chat rooms for people looking to talk and get to know others, and game rooms where people could choose to play games instead.”

“I was in the Skribbl.io chat and we played one game with ten rounds… it was lots of fun and I enjoyed it,” Echols said.

The Computer Club orchestrated this night of free g-rated games for a school appropriate bonding time of LHS members.

“We decided to play two separate games since it was our first game night and we wanted to make the games accessible to everyone. It worked out perfectly… We only accepted Lyndhurst High School students and teachers,” Abida Iqbal, the president of the Computer Club, said. “There were chat rooms for people looking to talk and get to know others, and game rooms where people could choose to play games instead.”

The game night was deemed successful by Iqbal and other participants.

“We had about 30 to 40 students and teachers attend and everyone had fun playing games…I enjoyed it quite a lot. At the moment, we are planning for an upcoming game night which will include more games than the previous game night,” Iqbal said.

The game night was part of the LHS’s ongoing efforts to keep clubs active and unify its students. According to Mrs. Weckstein, the Computer Club’s advisor, the club’s mission is to explore technology while also bringing students together.

“The purpose of the game night was to try and get kids involved with each other… This was a way of                     getting a bunch of students who had a similar interest together to meet each other and do something fun,” Weckstein said. 

Weckstein encourages new students to join the Computer Club and attend future game nights even if they are not members of the club. The Computer Club’s google classroom code can be found on Weckstein’s teacher website and there will be emails sent out regarding future game nights for those who wish to attend.

“We are talking about having one or two game nights a month… We welcome all kids to participate. The more the merrier,” said Weckstein.

bookmark icon