Sophomore Boys vs. Shane Nelson

Over the past couple of days there has been a little war within the sophomore class. A couple students have been up against their Humanities teacher, Shane Nelson, in a battle of the ages. This game is simply called “The Circle Game”.


This is a game where you have to make a circle using one of your hands below the knee. You make the shape of the “ok” hand gesture but upside down. If your opponent happens to look at that circle, you win. It is a game of pure silliness.


However, according Joe Bich from Vice News “The Circle Game has earned its place in the history books.”


No one knows exactly where it originated. Some say it was originated around the world in Australia back in the 90s. Others say that it was created via television in a popular Nickelodeon show “Malcolm in the Middle.” But its primary use is within high school classes.


This war started with one very simple prank email that was sent to these students by Shane. The email consisted of a simple picture, a picture of an astronaut making the symbol. This has started a brutal war between the two sides.


“I don’t want to be in this war, but it had to happen!” Says Ori Rehman, a victim and suspect of this war. Rehman adds “Once you’re involved, you can’t escape”. This is a battle for supremacy. Both sides want to prove that they are better than the other. When you win your opponent is full of shame.


Last week the students pulled a great prank which they thought won them to war. They printed 40 pages of that circle and taped them all around his room. They thought they had won, but as it turns out, Shane has even more up his sleeve. “I will admit, you did a pretty good job, but it’s not over” he says.