Survivor superfans create their own tribal council


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Junior Knoer created the club to gather followers of the show.

Maya Berg, Staff Writer

Outwit, outlast, outplay. This is the goal of Survivor, the very popular reality television show that now has it’s own club at Benilde-St. Margaret’s. BSM juniors Carson Knoer and Maddie Turk decided that they wanted to share their love of the show by making a club at BSM so that others can discover a the show for themselves, as well as join in on the fun. “I’ve watched the show for years and remember season after season talking about it with my friends at school the next day,” Knoer said.

With a prize of $1,000,000, Survivor challenges its 18 contestants to go beyond their physical, emotional, and mental capacity. These players must outwit each other in the weekly voting ceremony, outlast each other in hopes of winning the grand prize, and outplay each other in the physical and mental challenges that can potentially give them an advantage in the game. “It’s like no other show out there,” Knoer said.

However, the Survivor Club won’t be going to such extreme limits. Instead, the group appreciates and discusses the show each week. Activities in Survivor Club will range from discussion of contestants and the most recent episodes, comparing strategies of different players, and even participating in physical and mental challenges of their own. There will also be a competition to see who can predetermine the winner of the grand prize at the end of the season.

Survivor Club, supervised by health teacher Ms. Alisa May and science teacher and Department Chair Ms. Lindsey Novak, is scheduled to meet every Friday morning from 7:15 to 7:45 in room 209 in the North Building. Over 30 students have already signed up, and there is plenty of room for more Survivor lovers, as well as people who are simply curious about the show. The club’s first meeting is Friday, September 25th.