The Equality Club is making waves at Eagle High

This new club is here to help spread kindness and positivity


Maddy McLaren

Equality Club was created in order to ensure that every voice in Eagle High is heard.

Cole McAdams, Copy Editor

In today’s world, many are making great efforts to be mindful of those different from them. After realizing the many wrongdoings done to specific groups of people in the past, this generation of students have decided to counteract the iniquities by changing their actions, and in the process, changing societal norms. This surge of global fairness to all has hit Eagle High recently with the addition of the Equality Club. 

“After the Yenor speech, a group of us had the idea to create a club that would bring a more positive and tolerant ideal to the school,” said senior Elena Fisk. “We decided to actually go through with it and create a club that is there to help others feel safe and equal at Eagle.” 

Earlier this school year, Eagle High already saw a new club added, the Eagle High Chapter of Turning Point USA. The Turning Point USA Club members were the ones that invited Yenor to come and speak, and they privately funded his visit. The club is heavily based on right-wing political beliefs and actively shares them during meetings. 

According to, “The organization’s mission is to identify, educate, train, and organize students to promote the principles of freedom, free markets and limited government.”  

Many students noticed that there was a lack of overall equality and kind treatment of others, especially after Yenor’s remarks against women and the LGBTQ+ community. So, in response to this, students like Fisk and senior Sophia Knueven sought out to make a difference. 

We created the Equality Club because we realized that our school was pretty divided, and we wanted a place for people to feel safe and have a fun place to hang out and talk,” Knueven said. “We want to leave Eagle knowing that we did something to try and change it for the better.” 

Members of the Equality Club hope to leave a lasting impact on Eagle High for many years to come. 

“[The Club] will help make a difference and leave some sort of legacy at Eagle to make sure that some are there to try and do better instead of keeping things the way they are,” Fisk said. 

The point of the Equality Club is to simply spread kindness to others, showing people that Eagle High can be an accepting place for all. Even though the club is newly thought of and established, members of the club already are planning to make the rest of the year count towards making a difference and spreading their message. 

“My co-president, Sophia Knueven, and I have some pretty cool things that we are cooking up, including a guest speaker and art projects,” Fisk said. 

As previously stated, members hope to leave a legacy here at Eagle High, a legacy that portrays a warm and welcoming feel and overall sense of justness between members of the student body. Meetings for the Equality Club are every other Thursday during Lunch in advisor Anna Eaton-Merkle’s room, E201. 

I’m so excited for the future of Equality Club,” Knueven said. “I can’t wait to see what the members of the club think and also the things my co-president, Elena Fisk, and I have planned come to life.”