Thirty five out of the thirty-six weeks of the Wesleyan school year are filled with countless assessments, Bible papers and piles of homework; Homecoming Week is the one week out of the year where school becomes a little less serious. It is a time where students trade the uniforms for silly costumes and this year, the school went from a normal high school in Georgia to the red carpet in Hollywood.
With 45 million players worldwide, “Fortnite” has become the most popular video game on the market. The online shooter was officially released on Sept. 26, 2017 in conjunction with the multiplayer mode “Battle Royale” which enables players on platforms such as Playstation, Xbox and PC to play with their friends. Astonishingly, “Fortnite” made its debut on the videogame world stage with a price of zero dollars, making its rise to global success even more seamless.
Now, six months after the games release, “Fortnite” has become the “talk of the town” in the Wesleyan community. With GPA’s dropping at a more rapid rate than ever before, as well as the large number of “Fortnite” players at Wesleyan, the standard of academic excellence at Wesleyan is only getting better. Senior Drake Bursa said, “Fortnite” is the most fraternal game of our time and will go down in history as the GOAT.” [Editors note: GOAT is an acronym for “Greatest Of All Time”] As the excitement continues to build and the hype behind “Fortnite” grows, players continue to chase the ever illusive “Victory Royale”, or as many say, “Another day another dollar.”
As the summer comes to an end and school begins, the Freshman Retreat is an annual tradition that brings all the rising freshmen together to celebrate the beginning of their high school career. This year, the Freshman Retreat was held at Carolina Point Young Life Camp where the students went to church sessions, played fun games and swam.
Peer leaders bonded with their freshmen groups and grew closer as a peer “family.” This year, there are 26 peer leaders, making 13 couples, which are comprised of all seniors. Each couple mentors and spends time with a group of nine to ten freshmen throughout the year. The peer leaders had opportunities to be with their groups through games, group devotion time and meals throughout the retreat. Keep Reading