The College at Brockport’s First Annual Hunger Games

For those of you who do not know the premise of the movie, here is the overview of the novel:

The Hunger Games is a 2008 young adult novel by American writer Suzanne Collins. It is written in the voice of 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives in the post-apocalyptic nation of Panem, where the countries of North America once existed. The Capitol, a highly advanced metropolis, exercises political control over the rest of the nation. The Hunger Games are an annual event in which one boy and one girl aged 12–18 from each of the twelve districts surrounding the Capitol are selected by lottery to compete in a televised battle to the death.







Last night, 26. October. 2012, The College at Brockport held it’s first annual hunger games event. It was led by the Late Night with Ellsworth crew, who were the game makers, and it lasted about an hour long. 23 tributes, two from each on campus housing and two from the commuters, stood in a line as the crowd cheered for their favorite to win.

When the countdown was at 1, the tributes ran out into the “field” and found a hiding spot to wait out their prey or escape from their predator.

Certain items were strewn about the field, including weapons, a bag of survival gear, and “water tickets”, to help the players “survive”. People started to die quickly, but there were a select few who held out longer than the rest; hunting the others down without losing a step. When the lights were turned off, simulating night time, each player found shelter somewhere so they could survive the night. Those who had glow sticks were the only ones allowed to stay out in the open for the night, plotting their next move. When the lights were turned back on, daytime resumed and so did the hunt. One by one, with the help of the trackers/ mutts, people were slain (figuratively speaking of course) and the game was coming to an end. Only two men remained, fighting teeth and nail for that moment of victory. In the end, it was Tanner Jones who was the last one standing, among the happy cheers of the crowd, claiming the title of the winner of the First Annual Hunger Games at Suny Brockport! Congratulations Tanner!


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