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Zombie outbreak in library

In time for Halloween, the library will be hosting a game called "The Zombie Breakout"

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A "real" zombie came into the library today to promote the new game "The Zombie Breakout"

Courtesy of Emma McDonald

Courtesy of Emma McDonald

A "real" zombie came into the library today to promote the new game "The Zombie Breakout"

Katie Felton, Staff Reporter

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Zombies will be escaping from the library this Wednesday from 4:30-6 p.m. at the first-ever “Zombie Breakout.”

“The Zombie Breakout is like an escape room game except you solve clues to break into a box with the prize or goal instead of breaking out of a room,” Library media specialist Emma McDonald said. “Teams work together to solve clues that lead to the combinations for each of four locks on the box. Once all four locks have been opened, the team wins.”

Students and teachers sign up for this event as individuals and then are put into different teams.

“We are hosting this event to promote the library, as a fun way to celebrate the Halloween holiday, and to share the fun of Breakout EDU with teachers and students,” McDonald said. “I learned about Breakout EDU at a recent library conference I attended earlier in the month. I had already planned to have a fun Halloween event in the library, but decided to make it a Breakout game when I learned about it at the conference. We participated in a breakout at one of the sessions and I was hooked.”

The team to break into their box first will win a pizza lunch one day in November.

“My hope is that the teachers who participate will see how they can use this same type of game in their classroom to practice skills or learn new content,” McDonald said. “I also hope students will see how fun it is to explore, uncover clues, and put them together to solve a puzzle.”

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Katie Felton, TRL Reporter

Senior Katie Felton, a four year Red Ledger staffer who suffers from severe senioritis, cannot wait to be done with high school. But, since she is stuck there until June, she is determined to make her last year her best year. As a part of making the 2017-2018 school year the best one yet, Felton created her schedule only with classes she enjoys going to, such as newspaper and art. Sadly, she was forced to include core classes. Newspaper has been a passion of Felton’s since middle school when she was one day added to the class, and she’s been a part of it every year since. Along with a love for journalism, Felton also has a soft spot for art– sculpture, to be exact. If she is not at school, she is probably working or with friends, as she’s not a big fan of sitting at home and doing nothing. Even though Felton already has one foot out the door, she adores newspaper, and it will be one of the very few things she will miss from her years at Lovejoy High School.

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