GSM Assassins

If you’ve spent any time at the GSM during the past few weeks, you may have noticed that something was different. Not the building, not the classes or the professors- but the students. They’re are cautious and alert- some are flat-out scared. They peek into a room before they enter. They scan the hallway before they walk. They peer around the corner before they turn. Why? They’re afraid of getting killed, of course.

You see, we’re nearing the end of an intense game of assassins.

In the game of assassins, each student is assigned a target. When the student kills his target, he must report his actions to the Assassins Coordinator, who will assign to him his next target.

If you’re killed, you’re out of the game. The game continues until there is only one student left standing. (Did I mention our weapon of choice is a pocket-sized squirt gun?)

The rules of GSM Assassins are as follows:

a) Shoot your target in the back (not the back of the leg, butt, arm — the BACK), but no one from the GSM can see. If there is a witness, your kill is null and void.

b) There are no sacred areas. All locations are fair game: Tahoe, GSM, your home, your bed, bathroom, etc.

c) If your target is in a suit, you may not shoot him/her. You don’t want to be responsible for a spoiled business outfit – that’s cruel.

d) When you kill your target following the aforementioned rules, you must say: “It’s for the kids.” (Because it is! There was a fee to play the game. The proceeds went to one of the most active clubs at the GSM- Challenge for Charity. Challenge for Charity raises money for children’s organizations in the area.)

As I’ve mentioned before, one of the best things about the GSM is its small size and collaborative nature- except when you’re playing assassins. It makes for a rather challenging game… I can’t wait to see who wins!

We’re mostly business at the GSM, but as I mentioned earlier- we like to mix in a little fun too. Especially when “it’s for the kids”!

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