On Friday afternoon, the Organization for Latinx Awareness (OLA) hosted their first event of the year. This event, sponsored by Modern Languages and Cultures (MLAC) and the Ethnic Studies Department, was their version of the Squid Games, based on the South Korean survival Netflix drama of the same name.
The OLA Games consisted of five games instead of the original six featured in the Netflix series. The first game was trying to open a Mazapán, a small Mexican candy, without breaking it in under a minute.
The second game was Mar o Tierra, which translates to “Sea or Land.” The host calls out “Mar” or “Tierra” and then players have to jump to that side that is called.
The third game played was tug of war, in which two teams pull on opposite ends of a rope.
The fourth game played was Pares o Nones, which translates to “even and odds.” In this game, the host calls out “even” or “odd,” and then waits five seconds before turning around. If the players did not find someone to group up with that was either an even or an odd, they were eliminated.
The sixth and final game was musical chairs, and the last person standing won the grand prize.