By Kyle Hottin
What do the first thirteen colonies, the Fibonacci sequence, and Freddie Mercury all have in common? All of these topics and more were all part of a trivia night event hosted by Sigma Tau Delta, Eastern’s English Honors Society. On the night of March 6th, the Johnson Room became the stomping ground for students who wanted to prove their knowledge across all trivia categories. Teams were able to compete for a variety of prize baskets that featured snacks and schools supplies, a college student’s two best friends. The event also featured a variety of snacks, such as peanut butter and jelly sandwich crackers, pretzel chips, and fruit snacks, complimented by a plethora of juice boxes and water.
Once the event began, students were able to form teams of six to seven members and come up with their own team names. Some of the most notable team names were the Department of Homeland, the Red Scare, and the United Nations. Throughout the eight rounds, with a total of forty questions in all, there were a couple of times where some teams tied with each other. However, that did not mean that other teams were too far behind. Not only did the top two teams tie for first place, but they also went in to two tiebreakers. Overall, it was not only an event of academic excellence, but it was also a great opportunity for people to come together and have a nice time. Jokes were told, smiles were made, and questions were answered. Contestants not only left with prizes, but also some fun facts to share with their colleagues.