Junior / Senior Wars : Harmless Fun or Violence Under the Guise of TraditionThe silly and juvenile junior / senior wars have gotten out of hand.
By: Jack Schuleman, Sibley Scribe
I’ve made my disdain for junior/senior wars very clear amongst my classmates, and it’s come time that these views get shared. These “harmless wars” have gone too far, smashing their boundaries as harmless fun and moving on to shameless discrimination and harassment.
Why are junior/senior wars causing me so much mental anguish, one might ask? Well, it goes farther than a proper yet clichéd belief in pacifism; these wars have gone to great lengths to be as painful and traumatic as possible. For some reason, being a member of the class of 2013, a fact about me that I did not choose nor did I have a say in, makes me clearly superior to the scum of the class of 2014. According to my comrades, this blind patriotism should not be labeled as such, because it’s all in the name of “good, clean fun.”
People have gotten paintballs and airsoft bullets to the face, people’s houses and property are getting damaged, and overall carnage is happening. Yeah, this fun seems really clean. A kid even got arrested. Twice.
What happened to just wasting toilet paper by getting trees all gussied up, or speckling a lawn with plastic flatware?
What would happen if these escalated even further, past the almost Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner-like violent comedy, into true violence? Would anyone intervene if somebody took a bat and smashed some car windows?
At the rate things are going, we may soon find out.