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Introduction to Incoming Clubs: Block With Block

Members of Formosa Charity reconstruct an old home. [PHOTO COURTESY OF CHAEWON B. (’25)]

With the new school year comes a plethora of new school clubs started by students with a drive to create a community for various interests. Through shared hobbies and passions, students are able to find mutual enthusiasm in the diverse variety of clubs. This year, a number of clubs have been founded with purposes in the fields of arts and crafts, to robotics and science. The Blue and Gold talked to a couple of presidents of the new clubs, here’s a brief introduction to Block with Block.

Block with Block, another new club this year, is dedicated to making the community greener and servicing those around Taiwan who live in underprivileged areas. Started by Chaewon B. (‘25, she/her), the club helps restore and build homes for people living in underfunded areas and those who have been displaced due to natural disasters. The members also strive to make cities and communities more sustainable by raising awareness about climate matters. 

What prompted her to start the club was a service project she attended over the summer with Formosa Charity, a nonprofit organization based in Taiwan that reconstructs houses for neighborhoods in need. “We started in a region in Nantou that had been destroyed by a forest fire,” she said. “When we started, [Formosa Charity] had gathered a bunch of [construction materials and] were able to build a fully stable house just from that.” The sheer extent of their endeavors made Chaewon want to assist the effort somehow. For that reason, she started a club to collaborate with Formosa Charity. In the future, Chaewon wishes to have outings alongside Formosa Charity to regions around Taiwan that may need enrichment. Ultimately, she wants everyone to understand the impact of climate change and be able to help those affected by it through the club. “I really want to be able to bring students along on this mission because I think we tend to be less exposed to these issues,” she said. 

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Erin W. ('25), Staff Writer
Erin is a staff writer in The Blue and Gold. She is a sophomore at TAS, and is excited to start Journalism to share writing pieces with the community that she, and hopefully others, are passionate about. Outside of writing, Erin enjoys reading, photography and filmmaking.

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