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The Sage Publication is the student news site of Sage Creek High School in Carlsbad, CA

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French Food Friday: The Story Behind Croissant Club

When people think about high school clubs, their minds are probably drawn to examples like book and community service clubs. Many high schools offer basic and well-known organizations to students, but unless you go to SCHS, you probably don’t know about a tradition that is rapidly growing within our gates: Croissant Club. 

Croissant Club is exactly what it sounds like: a group of students brought together every Friday through their shared love of the flaky pastry called a croissant. Many students at SCHS have heard of or are a part of the legendary Croissant Club, but how many of the members really know the story behind the weekly pastries? 

Photo by Becca Petty
The Croissant Club is one of the biggest clubs on campus… more than 50 students drop by every week to pick up their croissant.

Dharma Dorazio, a senior and founder of the club, shared its surprising origin story on the day before the club’s first meeting of the 2019-20 school year. 

 “When I was younger, my parents always took me to coffee shops and they would get croissants… but I never liked them,” Dorazio said, “and then, sophomore year, we did a show called Footloose and one of the lines is ‘my mom could whip up one of those croissants’… so we brought croissants for the party that we had, and I realized that they’re really good.”

After that, Dorazio started bringing croissants to school to share with friends.

“We made a joke about starting a croissant club and then we actually did,” Dorazio said, “and now, it’s become a community and a fun project for me [and my friends] to work on.”

Though the club is now running smoothly, there was some initial trouble in getting it started up, mostly with convincing Mr. Simon to be the club advisor. 

 “At first he thought we were joking,” Dorazio said, “[then,] one day, we came in with two boxes of croissants… and he’s like ‘of course I’ll be your advisor.’”

Photo by Becca Petty
In addition to eating croissants, the club also spends time every week watching Miraculous Ladybug and relaxing during lunch. The club meets in room 1306.

 Bringing up stories from the Croissant Club’s past also evoked questions about Dorazio’s hopes for the future of the club.

“I really would like to do a cooking day after school with the cooking club [as well as] ask Costco to sponsor us so that we don’t have to ask for money from students.”

About 50 students usually attend the weekly meetings whether to simply pop in and grab their croissant or to stay and watch Miraculous Ladybug with their friends in room 1306. 

“In addition to being one of the largest clubs on campus, everyone is really excited to come here,” one student said at last Friday’s meeting. 

Another club member summed the meeting up by saying, “Croissant Club is different because it’s a whole experience… it puts all the students together under the power of Miraculous Ladybug while you’re eating croissants.” 

The Croissant Club was founded as a way to bring students together, and it continues to be a safe place for students to make new friends and eat all the carbs they want to on Sage Creek’s own “French Food Friday.”

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