Food Fights Break Out on the Quad


Cassidy Haskell, Staff Writer

Tony Caselle is casually standing by a lunch table, enjoying a snack and chatting among friends, when suddenly, he gets nailed in the chest by an apple. The next day, Caselle timidly stands at the table with a bruised peck when BAM! Another apple hits his chest! How is this possible and who is to blame?

Food products such as chocolate milk and apples have been catapulted across the quad in attempts to hit people on the other side. Students from the senior lawn have also partaken in this so-called war, although the battles are most often fought between the sophomore and junior classes. Food of all sorts fly across the lawn from students hiding behind trees. “It all started when the sophomores of 2017 decided to target other grades because it was funny. Nobody knows who fired the first shot, but brunch has changed ever since,” senior Teddy Hoxie said. Ever since that day, there have been many occurrences of food fights breaking out on the quad.

As a result of these treacherous fights, fear has risen in some students. “I am afraid of I getting hit by miscellaneous food items,” junior Haley Holbrook said. Other students, such as Caselle, have modified their daily routine to avoid the horrors of the quad. The idea of apples flying towards people is not only scary, but potentially dangerous. Other students seek out hiding spots when the first shot is fired and scan the grounds to gather food products for throwing.

Although these food battles do bring up some concern, some students have a different take on it. “Honestly, it’s just a fun game even though it can be dangerous. Brunches get boring and it’s just a couple of guys trying to have a good time,” sophomore Jacob Brewster said. The majority of students are spectators, but a select few continue to take action in this “war”. An anonymous source said, “It has been very enjoyable so far and even satisfying when I was able to hit a sophomore with an apple.” Henry Marken was preparing to hurl a milk carton to the opposing side of the senior lawn, when Mrs. Carlson approached. Marken timidly retreated and was sentenced to 70 minutes of detention.

Students are left with many questions and concerns regarding the food fight “war” that is currently going on. Will this become a Miramonte legacy or will it rot like the core of a misfired apple?