What ever happened to Field Day? I mean four years ago Field Day was fun. There was good food served outside including hamburgers, pizza, and soda - there was music, and mostly everyone would participate in it as the upperclassmen would try their best to destroy the underclassmen. But that was four years ago, a time when Homecoming Week was somewhat fun and people actually cared about their school spirit. Today, however, Field Day is not fun and the fierce rivalry that once existed between the upperclassmen and underclassmen is gone.
On Thursday, you may have noticed during lunch that there were some garbage cans on the football field, a football, and a few Frisbees with about a dozen students playing with them. This is what field day has come to. A poor attempt to increase school pride and allow students to have fun. The only real benefit of Field Day now is that students get an extended lunch.
Junior Silas Wyper did not even know that there was a field day on Thursday. “I didn’t even go because I didn’t even know there was one today.” Despite not even participating in field day, junior Brad McCarthy said, “I loved it. I was ecstatic about it.”
The reason why Field Day is no longer fun is because of the restrictions the school has placed upon it. The rivalry that once existed between upperclassmen and underclassmen caused a lot of controversy and the school did not like the hazing that was taking place. I wonder how much time the powers that be spent planning for Field Day this year and I also wonder why the good food and music are gone.
Hopefully in the next few years, Field Day will be revived and actually become fun again. For now, however, the only real benefit to Field Day was the extended lunch.
Caption #1: Most students retreated to the bleachers and did not even bother to go onto the football field and participate
Caption #2: The few students who did participate held a somewhat exciting game of badminton