A great addition to activity-filled homecoming weekend, the ThinkFast trivia event was hosted in the Ceddia Union Building on Nov. 2.
The brightly decorated MPR stage held four podiums prepared for its contestants. Upon entering, students received a remote control they would later use to answer each trivia question. Teams of two to four students competed in rounds of trivia on various topics, including pop culture, sports, music and science.
There were talent competitions such as lip-syncing, debating
, and dancing, and the winners were determined by the audience. The host and DJ of the competition kept the energy up as the night progressed. Ship Homecoming t-shirts and bucket hats were handed out around the MPR in preparation for the weekend.
In the final rounds of the competition, the winners of the four talent competitions went head-to-head in a trivia challenge at the podiums. The winner of this round, Mackenzie Longworth, then went up against representatives from the top three trivia teams. At the end of the competition, student Matt Turner was victorious in the game as the first to reach 1000 points and won a $200 cash prize.
After the game Turner said, “Yeah, the game was so much fun… really nerve-wracking in the end as the scores kept going up and down, up and down. But it was really fun in the end.”
According to TjohnE, the company that put on the ThinkFast competition, their recipe for success is “a combination of TFI Software, an extremely talented age-relevant host, professional sound and video equipment, and plethora of customized diverse trivia displayed in various media formats.”