Freshmen and sophomore men of Edwards Hall will compete for the title of best class during a nearly campuswide game of Capture the Flag.
The evening will begin with a brief explanation of the rules at Edwards at 9 on Monday, said Morgan Davis, junior information technology major from Frisco and resident assistant of Edwards Hall. The teams, Edwards East against Edwards South, will then move out to their bases, hide their flags and start the game.
Davis said this won’t be the first time the men have played Capture the Flag on campus. Last semester and in previous years, Edwards and Mabee halls have played. However, Davis was responsible for planning the event this semester. He said he anticipates 30-40 men will show up, which Davis said is just the right amount of people to play.
Many guys had expressed a desire since last semester to take part in the friendly competition between different parts of the hall, Davis said.
He said the game allows the men to explore campus and have fun with their neighbors. Games typically last an hour and a half, Davis said. He said if the game ends quickly after beginning, they will play again; if it lasts too long, they will cut if off.
“It’s just fun to defend a base and take someone else’s,” Davis said. “It is really fun to experience this kind of ‘war.'”
Kyle Cortez, sophomore accounting major from Flower Mound, plans to play on the South team. He said he played last year as a freshman, and he decided to play again because he had fun last year and a lot of people participated.
He said the games can get really competitive, and the winning team proudly displays the captured flag on its side of Edwards Hall.
“Each team wants to be the dominant hall or class,” Cortez said.
Cortez said the games provide an opportunity for the men to be active, participate competitively and form relationships throughout the hall.