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Blake Senior game masters run the @blakeseniorassassins Instagram account that updates game participants.

Assassins Provides Semblance of Normalcy, Excitement

Despite administrative apprehension about safety, Assassins continues
Carly Shoemate, Contributing Writer April 30, 2021

Assassins is a springtime tradition at Blake and a number of other schools in Minnesota and across the country. The Nerf-war type game consists of a number of teams, generally ranging from three to five...

Addison Anderson '19, Sadie Abernathy '19. and Jessie Kang '18 playing assassins.

Assassins accidents cause rules to change

Kills don't count while an engine is running
Josh Power, Reviews Editor May 7, 2018

Assassins, a Nerf battle royale in which students compete for glory and prizes among their fellow classmates, is a unique, highly competitive game played at high schools across the country. The premise...

The case for Assassins

One of the senior leaders defends the game
Will Kaback, Editor Emeritus April 28, 2016

This spring will not be defined by flowers, showers, and fresh starts. Nary a buzzing bee or warm dewy morning will hold our attention. Gone is any fixation on the departure of snow or approaching summer...

Assassins Attracts Attention

Assassins Attracts Attention

Tradition continues while administration advises caution
Chapel Puckett, Co-Editor-in-Chief April 28, 2016

Nerf guns. Spoons. Killing. Stakeouts. During fourth quarter, these words are not uncommon to students as the tradition of the game Assassins is in everyone's minds. Although the administration’s...

Nerf guns may be banned on campus, but students get sneaky in the parking lot in the 'safety' of their cars.

Assassins game comes under fire

It's all fun and games until you have to pick up the darts...
Zachary Marmet, Staff Writer February 4, 2016

It’s December 21st, 2015 and four Lakeville students are rooted in the middle of a car chase, desperate for a kill in the hopes of advancing in the Assassins ranks. Nerf guns are locked and loaded in...

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