Second Saturday Club formed to discuss ideas

By Cheryl Tranchitella
April 4, 2002

photo by Kit Dewey

Dr. Romano, professor of philosophy, has started a club on campus called the Second Saturday Club. “The Second Saturday Club gives the students a chance to share their ideas and opinions on things,” Romano said.

The club meets the second Saturday of each month on the fourth floor in the New Residence Hall. Their first meeting was the second Saturday of February. At this meeting they all viewed the film “The Midnight Cowboy” and later discussed what they each thought about it. At the second meeting, in March, they saw the school play on campus and exchanged ideas and opinions.

Dr. Johnnie Guerra, vice president of academic affairs, is getting a television and VCR for the fourth floor in the New Residence Hall for the club to be able to view things at their leisure. She is doing this so the club can hang out together and watch things easier with no worries.

“The Second Saturday Club is an informal gathering for people to discuss things like philosophy, literature and film,” Romano said. The idea for the club came about in Dr. Romano’s American Philosophy class. When Dr. Romano was getting his doctrine at Bryn Mawr he was a part of the Metaphysical Club on campus, which was also partly responsible for inspiring the club.

In this club they did the same thing only it was formal and the Second Saturday Club is very informal. “There are roughly 30 students in the club and anyone is welcome. The only criteria is to have the love of ideas and to be good at exploring different topics,” Romano said.

Kit Dewey, junior, thinks the Second Saturday Club is a great idea for people to get together and discuss different topics.

“Sometimes it is better to discuss different topics with different people and this club gives us that chance. We usually meet around 7 p.m.,” Dewey said. “I also think it is a really cool way for a faculty member to take out time to spend with us on their weekend. I really admire Dr. Romano,” Dewey said.

“The open discussions we have had already are on evaluation, papers that people had to do for classes and books that people have read or are reading now,” Romano said. Dr. Romano is also trying to make this like a semi-social by providing food and drinks for the members to enjoy while attending the meetings. The next meeting is probably going to be on the thirteenth or twentieth of April around 7 p.m., all are welcome.

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