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Rubiks Ranger expands, former club revised

by DENNIS DINH

People can create clubs for anything; they just have to talk to the right person to do it.

There are clubs for many things, such as getting involved in school, community or elsewhere.

Like many new clubs, the Rubiks Ranger started out as an idea of sophomore Thomas Le during his freshmen year.

As the name the Rubiks Ranger suggests, the idea came from the famous Rubik’s Cube, a puzzle that Le received in the summer of 2011. He started by learning basic techniques from his cousins; as years passed, he began to learn more advanced methods of solving the Rubik’s Cube.

When Le was an eighth grader at Macy Intermediate, he heard of a Rubik’s Cube Club at Schurr and was eager to join; upon becoming a freshman, however, he was disappointed to discover that the club had disbanded.

“I was excited to join the club, but then I found out that all the members had graduated, and it was practically gone,” Le explained.

As a result, Le decided to revive the Rubik’s Cube Club. He found a club advisor, officers and a new name to make it official.

“I thought about restarting the club to expand on the cube and help others learn about it,” Le says.

During the school’s 2013-14 Club Rush, he advertised his newly founded club, bringing around 20 members into the world of the Rubik’s Cube.

“The club looked cool and I could learn something new,” said William Kunkle, club member.

Guillermo Moreno, the club advisor, contributes to the club by allowing Le to use his classroom during lunch to host meetings and get-togethers.

Le has taught six people how to solve the Rubik’s cube and is currently working with the other members. As president, Le wants to expand the club by entering tournaments and improving the members’ “solve times,” the amount of time taken to solve the Rubik’s Cube.

According to Le, there are currently no real plans for the club members other than to compete in competitions and reach a record time of less than eight seconds.

Le’s Rubiks Ranger is only one of many clubs on campus.

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