Senior Assassin at CB South

Senior students at CB South high school have found themselves a new activity to keep them busy until graduation; a local game called Senior Assassin. Being the last team standing can win students ultimate clout and a fistful of cash.

Why do people take this so seriously? Before entering the game, each group must pay $20 to play, making it $10 for each participant. At the beginning of the first round there were around 95 teams participating, making the prize just shy of $2000.

Students are assigned their target group on Monday of every week. By the end of Saturday night, students must have eliminated their target group or they themselves are eliminated. To be eliminated means that students shoot their targets with a water gun.

Students are not permitted to “shoot” each other on school property, at school-ran events, or inside cars and buildings. When a student is shot, they must take a picture with the person who eliminated them, adding an extra entertaining aspect of the game.

Currently, there are eleven teams left fighting for the big prize pool. A thriving team that has advanced with flying colors each round is Michael Monser and Michael Perry.

“Using other teams to trap our targets have been successful the past two rounds, but it gets tricky this late in the game,” Michael Monser said. “I really do believe we’re gonna win this whole thing.”

The Michaels have been doing anything necessary to win. “We waited outside a girl’s car in her driveway for like four and a half hours on a Tuesday night until around midnight,” Monser said. “She refused to get out of her car.”

It is quite entertaining for parents and students outside of the game as well. For example, Carter Kaplan, a student who was eliminated in the first round, has been enjoying the game from the sidelines.

“I got eliminated on Day one. My partner, Reese Levinson, told me that there were people outside my house trying to shoot me. So I went outside to check and got shot as they were hiding inside my garage,” Carter explained.

“I was sad I was eliminated because I wanted to keep playing, but there’s nothing I can do now,” Carter stated. “I wasn’t going to go as hard as some of the other people in, so it was just a matter of time until I got eliminated.”

“I swapped cars with someone else from a different group to try to help them get their targets and it worked,” Carter explained. “I pulled up to where we knew they’d be and put my hood up pretending to be a different person. People came behind and started shooting me, thinking I was Colin, and then the team I was helping jumped out and got them.”

However, not everyone enjoys the intensity of the game. In other words, parents are not happy with kids camped out on their lawns. Not to mention the idea of students running around with water guns is intimidating.

“My parents didn’t care he was hiding inside our garage. They laughed about it actually,” Carter said. “But my partner called me stupid multiple times for going outside to look for them.”

“When waiting for the girl to get out of her car, her dad came out and talked to us, wished us the best of luck, and went to bed,” Michael Perry said. “He didn’t care we had his daughter trapped in her car in their own driveway.”

Currently, the fourth round of the game is underway. Michael squared got eliminated, the favorite to win, but there are only four teams remaining to fight for the prize.

Senior Assassin has raised morale at CB South by having an activity for everybody in the class. According to Carter Kaplan, “it was all anybody talked about for the two weeks leading up to it.”