Real life Mario Kart game makes students paranoid, provides major nostalgia trip

Some students (read: we. We’re the students.) were pretty confused the first time we saw a stranger walking around with a balloon attached to his backpack. And then we saw another. And six more.

There are only two possible explanations for this many free balloons being given out: either it’s Ruth’s birthday or a senior has created a sort of human Mario Kart to live out a nostalgic childhood dream. Ruth’s birthday is in July.

Just like the video game, but with people.


The balloons are part of “Namosaur Wars,” a war for survival. The game was thought up by namesake Aaron Nam ’12, according to whom “one’s best ideas come between the ages of 5 and 15. I tied a balloon to my backpack one day after I got sick of holding it, and people kept trying to pop it.” Thus, “Namosaur Wars” was born. Continue Reading