• Casey Mapanao

Wordle vs. The World


Wordle has reached the hallways of Tesoro High School, and students and teachers are going crazy. They anxiously hang on edge for the new word of the day. "Have you gotten the word yet?" "Don't ruin the new word for today!" is regularly heard amidst student conversations.


"Don't even think about attempting to spoil the new word for me. I put my entire heart and soul into attempting to sort this out," sophomore Tony Balkhi said.


Wordle is on the New York Times Website and the game is straightforward: there are six columns of six void boxes and a keyboard on the bottom. The user has six attempts to sort out the word of the day. It differs from classical word games of crosswords or word searches because it requires one to think outside the box and explore the endless possibilities of word combinations.


Students love Wordle as it has a straightforward configuration, is fun, simple, and competitive.


Assuming the boxes become green, it implies that the letter is one the perfect place. Yellow entails that it is in the wrong spot and gray means it is not in the word. In comparison to crossword puzzles, riddles, or word searches, it allows rivalry among students and a fun conversation ice breaker. With its addictive nature, World offers students a fun yet enriching daily activity.


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