By Maddie Benson, ΒΩ
This long-standing, widely-revered cultural touchpoint began in 1984 and still continues on today. You might sing the theme song in your head whenever you are given a brief wait time. What is...Jeopardy? This spring quarter, for one night only, a very special iteration of this iconic game show hit Zoom. What is...Alumni vs. Actives Trivia Night?
During this event, Psi alumni and actives alike assembled for some hearty, trivia-themed competition. Of course (as enhances any heated game night), the competitors assigned themselves spunky team names before heading into trivia battle (such as one group’s punny title “Over Armour”).
Our host, an active named Kevin Reidy, provided contestants with a wealth of trivia questions. From UCLA facts, to scientific wisdom, to knowledge of pop culture, the intergenerational competition was fierce. Active member Jordan Casciato fondly remembers the cutthroat game show faceoff that took place, explaining: “Trivia night was super fun, even though I got absolutely slammed by the trivia.” Ultimately, one alumni emerged as the night’s clear trivia champion: Josh Epport.
However, the real theme of the night was not about division or trivia-induced lifelong grudges. Even long after the game was over, competitors were still in the Zoom meeting--eager to get to know the dynamic, talented, and enthusiastic brothers who came together for a night of trivia fun.