Julia Moss interviewed students before and after The Hunger Games reenactment to hear their thoughts.
What do you think about the upcoming Tiger Hunger Games?
“I’m still a little unsure about what is going to happen, but I’m really excited to see how it turns out.”
—freshman Jackson Bunis
“I really liked the book series and the ideas the books brought up, so I’m for anything that encourages people to read The Hunger Games. At the same time though, it’s not clear to me whether the big ideas of the book will actually be discussed. My friends and I thought it seemed like no one would be taking the whole event very seriously, so I don’t know if it will turn out to be interesting or not.”
—sophomore Jane Maunsell
“I was chosen to be a tribute in the Tiger Hunger Games, and I’m super excited. I think it’ll be a lot of fun! I have no clue what they’re going to make us do but I’m excited, plus I’m actually friends with my district mate, which is kind of crazy. I really loved reading The Hunger Games, so being involved in it in a more active way than just reading the book is a cool opportunity.”
—junior Mackenzie Dreese
“I think it’s a great idea, and it’s definitely more interesting and fun than last’s year’s Zeitoun event based on summer reading.”
—junior Ben Galgano
What did you think of the Tiger Hunger Games?
“I participated in the Tiger Hunger Games, and it was nerve-racking because we had no idea what the challenges were until the last minute. Even though I was eliminated in the second round, I had a lot of fun, and I love the t-shirt that was given to us.”
—freshman Maxwell Kozlov
“I think that the Tiger Hunger Games were a fun way to think about and experience the book we read this summer. I think that we were all entertained, but also got a chance to reflect on The Hunger Games book.”
—sophomore Sonia Khurana
“It was funny and I liked principal Jennifer Price’s costume.”
—senior Jenny Lewis
“I thought that the event didn’t relate to the book much. While Zeitoun Day last year had really engaging and interesting discussions, during the Tiger Hunger Games, questions were tacked on, almost as an afterthought.”
—senior Ross Stanley