The Legacy Of The Banana Slinger

Jackson Kirtley

(Opinion) While the Banana Slinger may not be captivating anyone it sure is fascinating me. The legacy may not be one that everyone is aware of but I definitely believe it is one that everyone is experiencing. It may have just been an incident that occurred due to someone simply being a dumb teenager, you can’t help but wonder who would throw bananas in the school bathroom, but it doesn’t matter because at the end of the day it happened and whether you have heard of the banana slinger or not it is always interesting to hear stories about your school. I think the banana slinger will go down as a Cabell Midland myth that some may remember and some may forget. Maybe he’s the hero we deserve just not the hero we need right now, a silent guardian, a watchful protector, maybe he’s a hero in disguise and we all misjudged him, we may never know. What we do know is that he will go down as an obscure mess in that restroom that one time. Maybe there was a message behind the peele. The identity doesn’t matter its the message that matters and maybe that’s enough to make change, to inspire, to motivate. Hopefully one day we will understand that message but until then all we can do is be good students, help others, work hard and remember that it happened and it happened here, at the castle.