My philosophy is: Fail early, so you can eventually succeed.
Juniors and seniors, their faces painted and brimming with class pride, line up on either end of Shadow Lake, take a hold of one end of a thick length of rope, and tug with all their might.
One class is the victor, but plenty of students from both sides have taken a jump in the lake in the past. Rope Pull has been around since 1884, and has been held at Shadow Lake since 1926. (Spoiler alert: The seniors usually win.)