Quote of the Week: April 14th – 20th

“At the end of the day, pawns and kings go back into the same box.” -Italian proverb

    When I was first researching quotes to use to the school year, this proverb stood out a bit, if only because my phone was binging constantly from a chess group chat on my phone during my research. The topic was regarding the new shift in our top board. Usually, the board one is the most respected player of the team and generally assumes the position as team captain (despite the official standing of there being two elected co-captains). After a series of intense games, board two won the challenge against the former board one. Even though they were both technically co-captains, there was a debate about who was the true captain, which was what they were arguing about during my research. I stumbled upon this quote and, finding it fitting, typed it in the group chat. This quote shows how, at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter who’s team captain or who’s board one. At the end of the day, we’re all just there to play chess and have fun.