by Caitlin Hogge & Olivia Milford
Year after year, WHS seniors stake out at each other’s houses, water gun in hand, ready for the games to begin. This revered tradition is Assassin, and it takes place from the middle of May up until Prom weekend. Seniors create superstar teams filled with their friends, hungry for victory. The team is then assigned a target team with one goal in mind: to kill. If anyone from a team is shot, everyone on that team is out. As this year’s game wraps up, seniors share their strategies and best moments during the game.
Brenden Glenn: “Just outlast everybody, don’t go outside, be a hermit I guess.”
Nina Alameno: “I took someone into a closet and said ‘I need to talk to you.’ I didn’t even have my water gun, so I poured water on them and then I said, ‘You’re out.’ ”
Hannah Miller: “Our strategy was to stalk them out and pray people come outside.”
Zoe Rader: “I had someone I knew. So basically, I wanted to stalk her outside her house. So I waited for like an hour but she didn’t come out, so then I texted her and made up some lie to get her to come outside and she never answered that, either. So then I went to her door and her mom answered and said she just left and went to Target. So then I followed her to Target and waited in the parking lot for like 20 minutes until she arrived. I was trying to move my car to a parking spot closer to the store. She was also driving through the parking lot and then she saw me. My strategy was just kind of wait around.’ It’s really hard to get someone alone.”
Connor Scanlon: “My strategy is to hide in the house.”
Emily Riordan: “You gotta be really sneaky.”
Kyra Sullivan: “I was assigned my best friends, but they figured it out. They came over and I told them I was in the shower, but I actually wasn’t, and I was waiting in my house by the door. Once they opened it, I just shot them.
Sofia Reverendo: “I tried to ask my targets or friends of my targets their whereabouts. I wanted to keep under the radar and not be too eager to do something if it seemed a little strange, because then my target would find out I’m their assassin.”
So there you have it, WHS—if you want to succeed, you have to embrace your inner hermit and start planning. The key is that you cannot be afraid to stay in your house for hours on end. Remember, it is never too early, so freshmen, get to it!