Back in September (which seems like forever ago), I decided to join Saber Slate. It’s hard to remember why, but I knew I loved writing and wanted to write for an actual website instead of my own personal pleasure. I figured it would be motivating, and as I write my 9th article this year, I realize it was. But Saber Slate is a pretty small club, only having about 10 writers, 2 editors, and a photographer. It’s really a shame. Saber Slate isn’t time-consuming, the meetings are laid back and mostly filled with coming up with strange poll ideas, and there’s free food. So why are there so few members?
I think it all comes down to a lack of exposure. Looking back to the start of Freshman year, when I told people I wrote for Saber Slate most people responded “People write for that?” or just a simple “That’s cool” before moving on with their lives. Most people get their school news from the Saber Roar or just answer a poll once a month and never read an article, and most Freshmen I knew didn’t even know the Saber Slate existed. So, in an effort to remedy this problem and get more members for the next school year, it’s time to lay out all of the reasons why joining Saber Slate is a good idea.
For starters, Saber Slate is a very relaxed club and a great way to destress. The once a week meetings are very informal and often consist on quickly coming up with a poll idea and checking on article progress, followed by socializing and de-stressing. One unforgettable meeting, a staff member spent twenty minutes convincing us that aliens controlled climate change, so we don’t take ourselves too seriously here.
Saber Slate is a good way to have a voice and improve your writing skill at the same time. You can right about pretty much whatever you want, from a serious report on a basketball season to a satire article about Australia being a hoax to a drawing a comic about finals week. As long as it’s school appropriate and unbiased, you’re free to express yourself. It’s also a great way to improve your writing ability, which is always useful. One of the most fun weeks we do is Satire Week, where we write a strange satire article around April Fools Day. They’re some of our all-time most popular articles, and they’re lots of fun to write.
Finally, there’s free food. What more could you ask for?
Saber Slate is a relaxing and fun club that isn’t very demanding and just a good way to spend an afternoon. So next year, when you’re deciding what clubs to join, just remember that we have food and a sense of humor. What else is there to say?