STORY BY MORGAN GSTALTER
Dogtown After Hours broke an unofficial world record for the largest Nerf gun fight last Saturday in the early morning.
The Nerf gun fight, held in Helmick Commons, had 557 participants according to Elizabeth Bald, co-chair of the Dogtown After Hours (DTAH) annual event.
The participants were split between two teams, red team with 3oo students and blue team with 277 students, and battled for 10 minutes under large spotlights.
There was no winner, as the teams were just for fun and to build competitive morale.
The current record is held by Washington University in St. Louis with 461 students and lasted roughly five minutes.
However, it is unsure when or if the Guinness Book of World Records will recognize the record.
“Unfortunately, it is a very long process to have all of the evidence submitted to and processed by Guinness. We will be sure to keep everyone updated and will hopefully know if we have been approved for breaking the world record soon,” Bald said in an email.
The organization was allocated $9,360 by Student Senate to help fund the events and purchase the Nerf guns.
The Nerf guns are going to be donated to local youth organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, YMCA Summer camps and Boy Scouts.
The “Seize Drake” event on Friday, Mar. 27, also included free food, bubble soccer, chair massages, dueling pianos, henna hand tattoos, caricaturists, a tech room, trivia, s’mores tables, raffles, a photo booth, mug decorating, a street magician, a decorated mural dedicated to the late live mascot Porterhouse, performances from D+ Improv, Fermata the Blue a capella and Brochal Chords.