By David Wolf ‘19
Nothing screams happy homecoming like bopping your buddy on the head in whack-a-Crusader.
This past week Ms. Pacetti, the Director of Student Activities, organized enjoyable games for students and teachers to participate in during their lunch periods. These activities included basketball, speed pitch, wicked archery, big glove boxing, and whack-a-Crusader.
Big glove boxing seemed to draw the most attention from students. Senior Timothy Novick said, “Big glove boxing is very popular and sparked a lot of energy among the students.” The boxing match included fighting a fellow Crusader in the inflatable ring with giant gloves. Encouraged by spectators, the students would throw as many punches as possible in the time given.
Best friends found their way into the boxing ring, too. Senior and BRTV’s Patrick McGann said, “This was the first year I actually did it (big glove boxing) and it was fun. It’s surprisingly a lot more tiring than it looks.”
This year, Brother Rice introduced the new Wicked Archery. This involved sniping a box to knock out foam circles using a bow and soft tipped arrows. After his intense game, sophomore Matt Quatrochi said, “It was difficult to shoot the bow and arrow, but I had a lot of fun trying to knock out the circles, and even hitting some of my friends.”
The Crusader community thrived during Spirit Week with these activities. The games brought excitement to the entire student body and helped hype everyone up for the game against the Mustangs.