Bounty Hunters 101

Last year’s Purge victor Jason Pan being hoisted into the air.

It’s that time of year here at Blair when students and faculty run around campus like headless chickens trying to avoid their hunters. It is that time of the year when friendships are broken (temporarily), alliances are formed (but no one can be truly trusted), and first block classes are never missed (because you try to wake up at 6 in the morning to get to the classrooms before everyone else does). It is a time of tears, laughter and paranoia.


Yesterday, I interviewed Jason Pan, the winner of Blair Academy’s very own Purge last year, and here are his tips that might help you get through this game:


  1. Pack light. Put as little in your backpack as possible so that it’s easier to run.
  2. Wear hats, sunglasses or ski masks (or all of them).
  3. Know all the entrances and exits of each building. If you can, always use the less-known ones.
  4. Try to form a small alliance with your friends (especially at the beginning of the game).
  5. Don’t hunt for fun. Only capture one target for each round. Lay low and keep it low key.
  6. Don’t let the game have too much influence on your life. There will only be one winner so your chances are small. Just have fun and enjoy yourself. But remember: don’t be late to classes, and don’t skip meals just because you don’t want to go to the dining hall.
  7. Don’t pressure your target too hard, and don’t interrupt their normal schedule.


If you have more tips or any funny stories that happened during the game that you would like to share, please email us at
Happy hunting (and stay alive)!

Chriss Liu

Editor-In-Chief and Founder