Nick Einig

The new hit game attracts a lot of attention but may distract students.

Mitch Martinez, Staff Writer

A new game has been sweeping the school. is an online multiplayer game in which up to 8 players play as balls that knock each other off of platforms. It has become so popular because it is easy to play. However, while Bonk is an entertaining game, it should only be played during free periods instead of during class time.

Students should be focusing on their classes rather than playing games. Parents pay a lot of money to send their children to school, and the students should spend it paying attention. Students may argue that they can still pay attention while playing a game like Bonk, but studies and MRI scans show that the human brain is incapable of multitasking. It either puts 100% effort towards one task or the other, or splits it in between. Either way, students won’t be getting as much out of their classes if they are distracted by something else.

In addition, students should not be playing Bonk during free class time, either. They could be spending their time studying or asking the teacher for help with class subjects. At the very least, a student could be focusing on class related things instead of games. Teachers are aware of Bonk, and many of them have already told classes to stop playing, or used DyKnow to make sure that they are working on schoolwork.