Students of the Nerf club are pulling out their guns, darts and everything Nerf in preparation for the first Nerf war of the year.
The first war of the school year is expected to be in the next month on campus. Over the past couple of years, they have held games in places such as the Onstead-Packer Biblical Studies Building, the Onstead Science building and various churches around Abilene.
Connor Britt, sophomore actuarial science major from Cedar Park, is one of the acting leaders of the Nerf club. He said he hopes that many new and old students participate in the upcoming battle.
“The idea behind it is to blow off some steam, whether it be from taking tests or writing research papers,” Britt said. “The original name of the club was ‘We Like To Have Fun Here’ and that’s what we want to do. We want people to have fun whenever we have games.”
Some of the game types that the club plays are Capture the Flag, Team Deathmatch and Zombies. Britt said they are always looking for new objective-based games to try out in their quest to have fun.
Aaron Pokluda, sophomore multimedia major from El Paso, is an active member of the club who joined due to its similarities to paintball and airsoft.
“The Nerf club is a mix of all kinds of people from different majors, beliefs and personalities,” Pokluda said. “I think it’s a good way for people to come unwind and look at the silly side of life.”
While the Nerf club has not officially been recognized as a club, it plans to take the steps needed to become official. It also plans to change up the way games are played. In the past they have been more focused on long-ranged combat, but this year they want to try to add in some close-range combat as well.
The Nerf club plans to have wars every Friday night at 7 p.m. Anyone interested in being a part of this club can find out more information on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/weliketohavefunhere/