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Return of the spoons: Orchestra renews game of Assassin

Made infamous by the controversial events of last semester, the spoon-wielding game of Assassin has resurfaced as “Spoon Tag,” a game essentially the same as its predecessor but lacking the controversial aspects that landed it in trouble when students were playing for money, and the administration deemed it to be a form of gambling.

Most games of Assassin are played by matching up the participants with their “targets,” who are “killed” by tagging the targets with plastic spoons.

Orchestra manager senior Hansen Qian started the game with the orchestra after hearing that the game would be allowed with certain limitations.

“I heard from friends that we could still play the game if we talked to [assistant principal Kevin] Mount, and he said that we can still do it,” Qian said. “There were conditions, though, like how we can’t have people put in money, we can’t play during class because teachers would be annoyed and he would prefer if it wasn’t called Assassin.”

Qian said he restarted the game to allow the three orchestra periods to come together. Out of the three periods, a total of 141 participated.

The orchestra has been careful to stay within the administration’s rules, so Qian said that a small gift card paid for by the managers has been put up as a prize.

“The gift card is nothing big,” Qian said. “People are playing it more for the game than for the prize.”

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