Identical twins act as partners in crime

Identical twins act as partners in crime

Shannon Cron

The Gondeck brothers agree that there are many perks to having an identical twin.

Taylor Kenyon

Gondecks, Gdecks, or just Simon and Sevy, one way or another, whether it is hanging out with friends, playing video games, or shooting hoops, these two identical twins can often be found together.

Having a twin brother definitely has some perks. “My favorite part is that we get to ride in the car pool lane every day so we get to sleep in later, and that you always have a friend basically wherever you go,” said Simon. “Always being with each other is kinda fun, but having a video game partner, or a basketball partner is great too,” said Sevy.

It may be fun to have a friend always around ready to hang out at any time, but being a twin also comes with its annoyances. “My biggest pet peeve of him is that he never cleans up anything and he is too lazy,” said Simon.

In the fall, Simon and Sevy can both be found on the football field, but in the spring they go their separate ways as Sevy races around the baseball diamond and Simon sprints up and down the lacrosse field. “We are very competitive with sports, but he is the only one of our brothers not to have won a state championship,” said Simon.

Simon and Sevy love to have fun together, but sometimes they become partners in crime. “One time in 7th grade we planned this big water balloon fight with our friends, and we had over 400 water balloons, so we got suspended on the last day of school,” said Sevy.

As juniors, the Gondecks face a new problem: who will drive. “We kind of share a car, but he doesn’t know how to drive a stick shift yet, so I usually drive,” said Simon.

Being identical twins may get annoying when people continuously ask which one they are. However, for Simon and Sevy, it is tempting to trick strangers into confusion. “We don’t do it often, but a lot of upperclassmen or lowerclassmen get confused about which one of us is which and we just run with it a lot,” said Sevy.