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Padua is full of different clubs that range from Literary Magazine to Ethics Bowl to Genealogy Club to Puzzles, Brainteasers, & Riddles. The Puzzles, Brainteasers, & Riddles Club is run by Ms. Keefe and meets the first Friday of each month. It’s not as formal as the more popular clubs at Padua, but it is full of puzzles and games that keeps students coming back for more.
Ms. Keefe, the founder of the Puzzles, Brainteasers, & Riddles Club, said that she started the club because she really enjoys puzzles, brainteasers, and she loves playing games. “I figured if there were any students out there who wanted to do the same thing, then why not provide a space and some games for everybody to kinda come together. I loved doing them [puzzles and games], and I love doing them with my family,” said Ms. Keefe. She usually displays several different games, riddles, and websites for the students to play. Students are even allowed to bring their own games if they want to share them with the club. “We put on some music, and they go off and either play a game or put together a puzzle or they’ll work on a website,” explained Ms. Keefe. She also further explained about how she’ll go around the room and participate with students when they are playing games and often offer them assistance if they are confused or stuck on something. “I usually go around to the different groups and make sure that everybody has something that they are engaged with. Girls come and go; they bring their friends. It’s very informal club, which I think is a nice way to relax on a Friday,” commented Ms. Keefe.
Many students who are part of the club say that they have a great time with their friends as they try to solve the riddles and play the games. “Freshmen year, there weren’t that many clubs that interested me, and I like riddles and brainteasers, so I thought it would be a fun club to join,” Danielle Eckton, a junior at Padua, said. Many students go to club meetings to hang out with friends and solve puzzles or to catch up on some school work, but all club members enjoy being allowed to bring non-club members to the meetings. “It’s a lot of fun and we do a bunch of different stuff every time and do a lot of different puzzles,” said junior, Kate Dougherty. Danielle and Kate have been part of the club since their freshmen year at Padua and continue to enjoy the club. “[I like] the fact that it’s kinda a free period to do what we want and play games; forget about all the stress,” commented Eckton.
The Puzzles, Brainteasers, and Riddles Club is full of different games and puzzles for students to play with and explore. This club helps its members to relax and forget about their worries. The Puzzles, Brainteasers, and Riddles Club may not be as formal as most clubs at Padua, but seems to be really appreciated by the students.