Water Battle rages on around campus
When it comes to soak or be soaked, BC students have brought their A-game for the first place prize: a bluetooth speaker.
Summer fun has come to Bethel early this year. As the days grow warmer and the end of the year rapidly approaches, the Student Activities Council (SAC) released an exciting new event for all of campus to enjoy: the water battle.
Announced by SAC rep Ben Rudeen, the water battle gave students and faculty one goal: be the last one splashed, sprayed, or squirted in a survival-of-the-fittest-style challenge. Competitors were given the name of an opponent to attack with water, whether it came from a cup, balloon, super soaker, or other container. Once they have eliminated their target, they get that person’s target. The goal: eliminate as many competitors as possible while staying dry.
Over the past month, campus has become engrossed in this water battle, with competitors looking around every corner to avoid getting splashed and track their targets, cup in hand. One of these competitors is Dan Kaufman, junior from Moundridge, who has been a self proclaimed “menace to campus” during this event. Kaufman’s number of victims is steadily rising: on Monday the 17th, Kaufman had hit eight opponents. On Monday the 24th, a week later, that number jumped to 12. Kaufman is one of the approximately 4 competitors remaining vying for the grand prize of this battle: a new bluetooth speaker.
For those who have already been eliminated, myself included, the water battle was a fun way to relieve stress as we approach finals, while simultaneously being a fun activity for the campus to enjoy. Although I may have been eliminated a brisk 14 hours after the competition had started, it was enjoyable to see the fun people were having across campus searching for their targets while trying to keep themselves dry.
As for those who still remain in the battle, the competition gets more fierce as the closing days on the water battle approach. The competitive nature of these remaining four members is summed up best by the advertisement for the water battle: “One winner, the rest losers.”