The school-wide revelation that is the OES Ping Pong Tournament kicked off earlier this week, and with it, the Great Hall has transformed into a war zone.
There’s certainly somewhat of a March Madness feel to the whole thing, with the brackets, the knockout rounds, and the tens of thousands of adoring fans screaming marriage proposals at players from across the court. The notable difference, though, is that one tournament will likely play a pivotal role in the academics, careers, and futures of its competitors, while the other is just NCAA Basketball.
Three days before my seventh birthday, my parents woke me up at midnight to watch the bottom of the ninth inning. It was game 4 of the 2007 World Series, and I had fallen asleep in my Dustin Pedroia jersey.