Bringing back Bounty Hunter

DBHS seniors participate in class-wide game for chance to win cash.

If a senior has randomly started carrying extra socks with them this week, it is most likely not out of concern for foot hygiene—they are probably competing in the class-wide game of Bounty Hunter. Last week, 116 Diamond Bar High School seniors signed up to participate in the game.

Typically called Assassin, the game requires all players to draw the name of another participant. Students then attempt to eliminate the person that they have drawn by hitting them with a sock. Once a person eliminates their target, they must eliminate their victim’s previous target, until only one player is left standing.

The attacks must be filmed and sent to the Bounty Hunter Instagram account, @dbhsbountyhunter. The winner will be awarded $50, and the student who eliminates the most targets will win $25. To play, students paid an entry fee of $1 to cover the cost of the rewards.

The class of 2019 is not the first senior class to take part in this activity. The DBHS class of 2017 hosted a month-long game of Assassin, won by alumnus Matthew Kweon.

Senior class president Megan Young said she wanted this year’s senior class to play the game after seeing how much fun the class of 2017 students had.

“It also brought together people who didn’t necessarily know each other because you had to find out about them, so I thought it would be a good bonding activity,” she said.

Several rules have been outlined to players to ensure safety. Students are prohibited from eliminating their target during school hours. They are also not allowed to attack someone while they are driving, at a religious function or participating in a school sponsored sports match or performance. Students can also earn immunity by participating in special opportunities that are announced on the Bounty Hunter Instagram, such as wearing a senior lanyard.         

“I think what we really worked on for our Bounty Hunter is [being] more specific about the rules, because we’re playing it on a larger scale and there are some safety regulations,” Young said. “We just wanted to make sure that everyone’s following the rules and there [are] no questions about it.”