HvZ causes campus-wide stir
Humans vs. Zombies faced an uncertain future on April 8, after a community member reported an individual with a gun on Geneva College’s campus to local police. Though the reported weapon was found only to be a nerf gun belonging to a student player, the game was postponed for the remainder of the day.
The nerf gun in question had been painted black by the owner, with only minor sections of the orange color visible. The police arrived on campus in a matter of minutes, quickly settling the matter.
In light of these events, there has been discussion concerning the future of the game.
“Nobody is saying at this point we need to stop Humans vs. Zombies,” said Randon Willard, director of the Center for Student Engagement.
It seems this incident has not decreased excitement for the annual game. It remains an engaging event for the students on campus, as well as a point of interest for incoming students to observe during campus visits.
Faculty leader of the gun club and associate professor of business, Dr. Matt Fuss, said, “It is an activity that really engages the campus community. I see students that are otherwise reserved being involved in Humans versus Zombies.”
Additionally, many students have expressed an acceptance towards the added regulations.
Senior William Klanderman, adventure team student leader in charge of the event, said, “I really see HvZ as the quintessential ulterior motive of college education. You need to have that craziness. You need to have that fun.”