Massive Rock-Paper-Scissors Tournament in TCS


Benjamin Vergnaud

Sebastian Uribe delivering the plates, right after his second loss in the game.

Benjamin Vergnaud, Discoverer Staff Writer

A rock-paper-scissors tournament is held each Friday in the cafeteria by the eleven graders in The Columbus School. The loser must take a collection of plates and trays to the depositing area in what becomes a walk of shame.

The game consists of each table playing rock paper scissors after they finish their meals in order for the loser to to partake in an even larger turn in which the ultimate loser takes the whole collection of plates into the depositing area while the spectators observe and publicly shame him as he walks. Until now, a few tournaments have been held.

“Yes, it was really shameful at first, but now looking back at it it was hilarious. There where about 20 plates in total, and everyone clapped at me.” Sebastian Uribe, a notorious loser, said.

Losing may seem tragic at first, but reminiscing about the experience afterwards becomes something to laugh about. It seems like the 11th graders want to embarrass their classmates, but in reality everyone forgets about it, a few days later. Plus, it helps out a lot in the cafeteria.

“I think you guys have taken consciousness on how hard it is to clean up the cafeteria and someone, somehow found a fun way to clean it up. The cafeteria staff support this game one hundred percent” Sara Suarez, a cafeteria staff member, said.

The game is enjoyed by everyone in the 11th grade. Plus, the cafeteria loves the game, and thinks the 11th graders should play it more often. The side of the cafeteria where the 11th graders sit, is left almost entirely cleaned up, something that never happened before this game. And the cafeteria isn’t the only one who promotes the game.

“I totally support the game. Not only does it increase social behavior, but it also helps the cafeteria staff a whole lot on a Friday.” Alyssa Jodoin, a 10th grade teacher, said.

Alyssa has witnessed multiple tournaments and has even donated her trays and plates for the loser to clean up. She has now become aware of what the game is, and sees that there is no harm in playing it. The mayor benefit of the game is learning how to clean up after ourselves in a way that is both fun, and efficient.