Trivia Night shines light on Greek unity

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Members of Delta Chi Fraternity discuss answers to one of the questions Tuesday during Greek Week Trivia Night at 7th Street Underground in the Martin Luther King Jr University Union.

T'Nerra Butler, Multicultural Editor

Greek Week’s Trivia Night incorporated entertainment, sports, international and random facts into a few rounds to keep the Greeks of campus guessing.

Questions were set up in six rounds, and each Greek organization earned points for answering correctly. During the end of each round, facilitators tallied up the points earned by members.

7th Street underground was filled with Greeks mingling and laughing in between rounds awaiting their next set of questions.

One round was all about Eastern History and asked questions like “Who wrote the Alma Mater?” and “How many undergraduate programs are offered at Eastern?”

With each question asked, students enthusiastically talked amongst team members to score a point.

Phones were out of hands and placed in the middle of the table to ensure that no one would have the upper hand in the game.

This also allowed the students to chat and stay off of their devices for the time being.

At the end of the night, it was determined that Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority were the winners among all who participated.

Matthew Jacks, a senior communication studies major, was from Sigma Nu Fraternity and said the night showed the Greeks of campus are one.

“Greek life isn’t always about partying,” Jacks said. “It’s also about coming together to functions and having fun soberly.”

Kylie Farison, a sophomore communications disorder and sciences major, is a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority and said the friendly competition of the night shows another side of Greek Week.

She said it is not all about pulling a rope or singing, but other things as well. She said it gave her a chance to show off her random knowledge.

“A lot of it is stuff that we don’t talk about in class, just things that you might happen to know,” Farison said.

The emcee of the night, Mike Hartung, a junior middle level education major, also organized the event and said the week is to show togetherness within the Greek organizations. Hartung is a member of Sigma Nu.

“Throughout the year, everyone can be in their own corners and this week lets people get out of their comfort zones and gets them having fun,” Hartung said. “It really does bring life into the campus because a lot of people are a part of Greek life.

Brian Liskovec, a senior communication studies major, is a member of Delta Chi and said one misconception about Greeks is that they do not give back to the community, but the organizations are built off striving to be charitable.

“We do a lot more than people think,” Liskovec said “I think we get looked at under a negative light and are labeled as partyers, but it’s more than that.”

During the night Greeks gave up their spare change in Coin Wars. The proceeds from the money collected goes to the Community Service Office where they will decide what organization to donate to.

 

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