Students engage in healthy ideas and debates at Philosophy Club


Students discuss interesting topics that challenge their own perspectives.

Sam Imber, Staff Writer

A new club was created at Stroudsburg High School just last year — and it’s definitely making people think.

Participants in Philosophy Club gather for an hour after school and discuss numerous thought-provoking topics, such as perception, love, emotions, and different views of reality.

The club was created by senior Jenna Muscat-Rivera, who was inspired by an ethics unit in Mr. Doug Batt’s English class.

After learning that philosophy used to be a class offered at SHS, Muscat-Rivera decided to take the subject and turn it into a club. Each week, she leads discussions in which all members are encouraged to express their opinions and ideas.

“It’s different from any other club,” said senior Sara Rose Hernandez, a member. “It’s one of the only places where I feel comfortable saying anything without being judged.”

This year, the club has approximately 30 participants. Students are invited to expand their perspectives,Ai??join in conversations that challenge opinions, and gives new insights.

Philosophy Club meets every Tuesday in Ms. Griswold’s room, C125, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m..