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“FAT ASSASSIN AMELIA KILLS STRELEPHANT OSCAR SMITH BUT GANNON COMES TO HIS RESCUE WITH HIS SECOND KILL OF THE NIGHT, TAKING REVENGE ON AMELIA.” via @sw24seniorassassins on Instagram.
“FAT ASSASSIN AMELIA KILLS STRELEPHANT OSCAR SMITH BUT GANNON COMES TO HIS RESCUE WITH HIS SECOND KILL OF THE NIGHT, TAKING REVENGE ON AMELIA.” via @sw24seniorassassins on Instagram.

Senior assassins is a game of senior tag, where different teams compete to get each other out, hoping to be the final team left standing for a grand prize, paid for by the five-dollar admission fee required to get targets. The tagging itself is done by either a nerf gun or a spoon. Set up by the senior class themselves, it is organized through “hit-lists,” a list of targets for the team to eliminate, with the eventual tags being shared to the “sw24seniorssassins” Instagram page. Anna Bomar (‘24), one of the organizers for the event, explained that the game is first and foremost a bonding experience. It is a way for the senior class to enjoy their final year of high school in a friendly competition. Last week, bounties were introduced, putting prizes on tagging out specific players. According to Bomar, they will soon be implementing free-for-alls, where anybody can be eliminated regardless of whether they are on the hit-list or not. Speaking to some seniors regarding their experience, the general consensus was that it has been enjoyable to participate.

Berit Campbell (‘24), from team “Messi Shootas” explained that her nerf gun malfunctioned and caused her target to flee, and that the game was “harder than I thought” but that it was still interesting. She explained that she went as far as staking out the house of a target to catch them.

“JASSIR KILLED MYA” via @sw24seniorassassins on Instagram.

Kelsey Nogai (‘24), also from the team “Messi Shootas” said that the game has also been challenging. “It was hard work and dedication.” She explained that hunting down the individual addresses has been especially challenging. She claims to have “insider sources,” providing her with the details regarding target whereabouts. Additionally, she claimed that she is impervious to elimination, adding, “No one’s getting me, ever.” Addresses themselves have been a challenge for several people, given certain rules including that school is a safe zone. Home addresses have been being sold by non-participating members of the event, primarily underclassmen.

Will Zachman (‘24), from team “Call an Ambulance but Not For Me” shared that “it’s not for me, it has made me angry. My team keeps being set back by rule changes. I think it’s a fun idea, but needs to be executed better. The rule makers keep changing the rules and it’s frustrating. I also have opps now.”

As of Tuesday (4/30), around 70 players have been eliminated out of the approximately 200 people participating. 35 teams entered in total, and only 6 of those have managed to go thus far without a single elimination on their team. So far, nine teams have been eliminated due to a “lack of kills,” and one squad had been totally wiped. These standings are sure to change in the coming free-for-alls.

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Graham Graydon
Graham Graydon, Variety Editor
Graham Graydon is in his second year at the Navigator. He is a staff writer specializing in Opinion pieces. He swims for Southwest and enjoys cooking and board games.

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