Behind the scenes: Q&A with the Zombies Gamemasters

Behind the scenes: Q&A with the Zombies Gamemasters

“The End is Nigh” read a banner hanging over a Pei dorm balcony, signaling the onset of the annual Apocalypse at New College: “Zombies 2018: Apotheosis.” The weeklong event is an intense game of tag between humans, wearing red wristbands,...
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Zombies conquer: A survivor’s journal

Zombies conquer: A survivor’s journal

Of the 193 humans and seven zombies that began this year’s annual game of Zombies, no humans survived. Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016 At 3 a.m. Sunday morning two students called a group together for help with their thesis. Lily Gonzales...
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Breaking down NCF Zombies 2016 with its Game Masters

Breaking down NCF Zombies 2016 with its Game Masters

The long standing tradition of New College Zombies is a constantly evolving game of tag that has become as adaptable to the constantly changing campus atmosphere as the humans that must fight for their in-game lives. Each year, the Game...
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NCF Zombies 2015: A journal for the end of times

The game of Zombies is an annual, week-long game of tag in which the zombie horde tirelessly hunts the human resistance, whose only defense from joining the horde themselves are spray bottles and each other. As this reporter and other...
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What not to do during a zombie apocalypse

Last year the humans were put at a disadvantage on the very first day of Zombies, with the zombie primes masterfully conquering around 90 unprepared or unlucky humans. Now, the zombie primes deserve some credit – their unrelenting activity and...
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An exclusive look at this year’s Zombies

  This year’s Humans vs. Zombies promises to be bigger, better and, surprisingly, safer. Humans vs. Zombies is an event in which “human” players, in order to survive, must avoid getting tagged by the infected population – a mix of designated...
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NCF Zombies infect campus

NCF Zombies infect campus

For the past few weeks, a bloody sign has hung above Hamilton “Ham” Center’s dining area. It reads “Quarantine: Zombie Outbreak,” warning of the upcoming infection, marked by paranoia, that will inevitably run its course. Held every year before Hallo...
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