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Who wants Watermelon?
Who wants Watermelon?
Kaitlyn Witas, A&E Editor • Published April 23, 2024

Sitting in school for nearly 7 hours a day 5 days a week can catch up to students, especially for those without lunch hours. By the time you’ve...

Who wants Watermelon?

Second semester, especially for seniors, can feel draining and tiresome. What is everyone doing to pass the time?
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Sitting in school for nearly 7 hours a day 5 days a week can catch up to students, especially for those without lunch hours. By the time you’ve completed the New York Times games and realize you still have 4 hours left in your classes, minutes can feel like hours. For some students, that’s the cue to whip out the watermelon game.

I Want Watermelon, a ‘relax puzzle game’ as described by the App Store allows you to drop fruits and combine them to hopefully reach the watermelon that disappears and allows you to keep playing with more room. The end of the game occurs when your fruit stacks too high and crosses the red line.

“I love how satisfying the game is and how the fruits collide,” senior Riya Raju said.

When the fruits collide, it can be fun to watch them fall and combine, with the added taste of being one step closer to sweet success.

“You can easily come back and pick back up,” junior Lily Williams said.

The game is not too difficult, but when you get close to getting a watermelon and have to restart, it can be hard to stop until you finally succeed.

“I found out about the Watermelon game from my friends, and got addicted to playing it during my free time,” sophomore Piper Novak said.

Novak is not the only one who seemed to fall victim to the addictive nature of this game as it spread throughout the school.

“It’s actually addicting. You can play it anywhere, like in class or doing anything,” senior Kate O’Boyle said.

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