This was shared on my Facebook page recently. It seems that once again another school’s HvZ has gotten reduced, and not just in quality, but play area size as well. Here’s a portion of the article that I quoted.
College officials argue, however, that the sight of students running with blasters through campus has raised concerns among some students and faculty. In the wake of recent school shootings across the U.S., gun violence has become an increasingly sensitive issue, said Benjamin Quesada, student life coordinator at Napa Valley College.
This semester, officials are requiring players not to use foam dart blasters, and to keep the game restricted to smaller, separate areas of campus.
Instead of dart blasters, players may use rolled-up socks or little cloth bags of bird seed, which are similar to bean bags, Quesada said. The areas of play will be limited to sections of campus that are farther away from classrooms and will be coned off and have signs indicating that a game is in progress, he said.
I asked what we as a Nerf & HvZ community could do to help, and all that was requested was that we share this news link with others and keeping spreading the word on the struggle.