Freshmen Glimpse Challenges of War

Global Studies Students Simulate WWI Trench Warfare at Southerly Park

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  • A balloon filled with green liquid splatters in the face of a freshman during the simulation in Southerly Park this morning. When students were hit, they had to sit down and yell for a medic to come and revive them. Students hit three times were “dead” and retreated to their trenches.

    Will McKnight

  • A Global Studies student gazes toward “no man’s land,” waiting for fellow students to run across during the World War I simulation at Southerly Park today, Dec. 13.

    Will McKnight

  • Freshman Global Studies students watch teammates run across “no man’s land” and try and capture the enemy team’s red flag this morning, Dec. 13. All the players of the game had to wear goggles and scarves to protect their eyes and mouths from the “grenades,” water balloons filled with green liquid, that were being thrown at them by teachers and parents.

    Will McKnight

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Jessica O’Brien’s and Paul Kelley’s freshman Global Studies classes did a World War I simulation in Southerly Park today, Dec. 13. Volunteer parents and teachers lobbed water balloons filled with green liquid at students while they tried to cross “no man’s land.” The simulation aimed to show students what the Russians and Germans endured as they fought in Northern Europe for three winters during World War I.

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