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The Student News Site of Shadow Ridge High School

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Unplugged N’ Outdoors

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Brad McKee
Unplugged N’ Outdoors taking on Red Rock

New to The Ridge this year is the addition of the Unplugged-N-Outdoors Club advised by Mr. Brad McKee. The goal of this club is to show students the joys of nature while making efforts to help the environment. 

“This club is all about embracing nature, outdoor adventures, and fostering a sense of community while making a positive impact

Members of the club enjoying a hike. (Brad McKee)

on our environment,” says McKee. “Unplugged-N-Outdoors Club aims to bring together students, teachers, and support staff who have a passion for the outdoors and an interest in activities such as hiking, mountain biking, outdoor photography, campfire cooking, and conservation efforts. It’s an incredible opportunity for both personal growth and community engagement.”

This club is offered here on campus to all students meeting regularly in McKee’s room.

“Meeting usually lasts one hour from 1:30 P.M. – 2:30 P.M. We meet in room 806, where you are engulfed in nature from within the room. (Thanks to my daughter-in-law and her amazing wall mural of Red Rock Canyon),” says McKee. “We discuss future hikes, service projects, and fundraising. We share stories and get to know one another on a more natural plane.”

This club is an amazing opportunity for students looking to improve their relationships with not only the people around them, but also with nature. 

Unplugged N’ Outdoors club cleaning up around campus (Brad McKee)

“Besides the obvious and developing relationships with students on a holistic level, Unplugged-N-Outdoors Club offers students and participants opportunities for outdoor adventures, such as hiking and mountain biking, providing a chance to experience the beauty of nature and challenge oneself physically. Additionally, activities like outdoor photography and campfire cooking offer creative outlets and opportunities for skill development. Furthermore, the club’s focus on community and environmental conservation demonstrates a commitment to making a positive impact and fostering a sense of responsibility towards our natural surroundings. Overall, the club offers a well-rounded experience that combines adventure, learning, and community engagement,” says McKee. 

For students looking to join this club, they can expect to put in commitment as it does take time, however they recognize students’ academic lives as well. 

McKee says, “When signing up for Unplugged-N-Outdoors Club, students should be prepared for a moderate level of commitment. While the club aims to provide enriching outdoor experiences, it recognizes that students have academic responsibilities and other commitments to balance.” 

The goals of this club are to reconnect students with nature through various activities under the sun. 

“Students can look forward to engaging in outdoor activities like hiking, mountain biking, outdoor photography, and campfire cooking. While the specific frequency and duration of outings may vary, students should anticipate committing the necessary time to participate in these excursions.” McKee says.



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Karissa is a junior at Shadow Ridge. This is her second year writing for The Lariat. She is excited to take on a bigger role and to write all things Shadow Ridge yet again. In her free time she can be found playing ice hockey as a member of the San Diego Angels Hockey Team. She can also be found at her job at the Las Vegas Ice Center, spending time with her one of a kind friends or in the kitchen cooking and baking. Karissa also enjoys watching TikTok or jamming out to some tunes. Karissa couldn't be more excited to be part of the Lariat family for another year.
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