BL Spotlight

BL Maroon and White Day 2015

By: Patrick Spencer and Myles Cohen

On April 15th, 2015, the Boys’ Latin Upper School partook in a fun, entertaining day called Maroon and White Day. Maroon and White Day is a day where every student is given the opportunity to compete against his classmates/friends in a variety of events.

Each student is separated by advisory, and every advisory is randomly chosen by administration to either be on the maroon team or the white team.This year, the morning events included handball, FIFA, kickball, capture the flag, whiffle ball, board games, dodgeball, volleyball, flag football, basketball, ping pong, ladder ball, ultimate frisbee, and foursquare.

This year, the individual and team morning events included handball, FIFA, kickball, capture the flag, whiffle ball, board games, dodgeball, volleyball, flag football, basketball, ping pong, ladder ball, ultimate frisbee, and foursquare.

During a Maroon and White Day, there are also afternoon activities, which is where each student chooses a classmate to represent his team in a selection of funny yet intense activities.  These activities included the dizzy bat, the Chipotle burrito eating contest, tug of war, jousting, the dunk tank, the egg toss, and the senior gauntlet.

Senior Tyler Steinberg had some interesting things to say about the Maroon and White Day this year.

“Maroon and White Day was so much fun because it wasn’t boring.  There was a lot to do, and I was able to play what I wanted to play.  The coolest activities were definitely FIFA and the Chipotle burrito eating contest.  I have never seen a burrito eating contest before, and it was pretty hilarious.”

When asked why he thought white won this year’s Maroon and White Day, senior Myles Cohen responded by saying, “We just had the most athletic people.” Unfortunately, some would disagree and argue that white was just strategically better this year.  The maroon team took the victory in basketball both times and ended up losing in categories that would be defined as something other than athletic.

The white team’s ability to strategically place people in places such as board games or ping pong is in some opinion the reason that the victory was given to them.

Even though the white team got the victory, the day was a success and fun for just about everyone. When senior Michael Cayce was asked if he thought Maroon and White Day was fun and why, he said, “I thought Maroon and White Day was fun because it had a lot of cool activities and good food.”

When asked what his favorite activity of the day was, senior Julian Baker said, “The senior gauntlet because I liked to watch sophomores get balls thrown at them.”

This is the competitive nature that allows for the day to be fun and enjoyable.

Below are pictures from this year’s Maroon and White Day, courtesy of BL Smugmug:

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