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Sink or swim? Introducing the Sink Association Club

Sink Association Club leaders stare in awe at a kitchen sink. The SAC meets every other Thursday during lunch in room 421. If you would like to join or submit a sink for review, visit their Instagram page @saclhs. And remember, sink or swim.
Anna Klein
Sink Association Club leaders stare in awe at a kitchen sink. The SAC meets every other Thursday during lunch in room 421. If you would like to join or submit a sink for review, visit their Instagram page @saclhs. And remember, sink or swim.

“Sink or swim?” This is the question posed by Lincoln High School’s very own Sink Association Club (SAC). You may have seen their intriguing and slightly ominous posters peppered around the school, wondering what it might mean. Full of like-minded individuals bound together by their love of sinks, the SAC meets every other Thursday during lunch in room 421 to discuss and review these often overlooked plumbing fixtures.

“We use them every day, but do we ever take the time to appreciate them?” said Emerson Quarles, co-leader of SAC. “That’s why it’s not just Sink Club, we call it Sink Appreciation Club.”

The co-leader and creator of SAC, August Lewis, decided to start the club because of a moment of inspiration they had in the car.

“There was this TikTok account called Sink Reviews and it’s a guy [who] goes around talking about sinks. I was inspired” said Lewis. “I was sitting in my car with my dad, and I had a eureka moment. I thought, ‘this is what the school needs.’”

One of the central ideas of SAC is to create community and foster an environment in which everyone is welcome.

“It doesn’t matter how you define a sink, because a sink is ultimately a very spiritual and personal thing,” said Quarles. “We’re not here to judge, we’re here to uplift and support so that people can hear their ideas, and we can all think about [sinks] together.”

Outside of Lincoln, workplaces have caught on to the revolutionary ideas of SAC, and have invited them to tour and review sinks.

“We’ve had people offer to go to their workplaces to do a sink field trip, so one day we want to do that and view real life sinks,” said Lewis.

For now, the SAC reviews Lincoln sinks, including the ones in the bathrooms.

While Lewis prefers non-automatic faucets which allow for more control, they do appreciate some of the design elements.

“Overall, the basin design I think is actually rather clever. Instead of letting the water pool, [the drains] are all connected, which I think creates a sense of community,” said Lewis.

In this way, the Lincoln sinks are descriptive of what SAC strives to be; a community of sink lovers connected by their appreciation for the mystery and majesty of the everyday sink.

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