Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Scavenger Hunt marks the start of the 20th Springfest

A record number of over 500 students helped to kick off Springfest 2012 with the annual Scavenger Hunt on April 23, 2012. Springfest is an annual tradition on campus, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

Scavenger Hunt participants were given a surprise list of over 200 items to collect during a one-hour period. Points were awarded based on the number of total items collected. Students were not allowed to use cars, bikes, or other transportation and had to collect all of the items on campus.

“It was amazing. We were running around and the whole team was kind of scattered. There was a time when we kind of all panicked, but we all had fun,” said Sam Zhang, a junior global studies major.

While some items on the list were straightforward, other items were a little harder to locate. Some of the stranger items on this year’s list include a hockey stick, asparagus, and bacon.

“Everything was weird. There was not a normal thing on there, but we got a lot, so that’s all that matters,” said Ethan Morris, a senior accounting major.

Springfest is one of the longest running student traditions on campus, which started in 1992. The number of students involved continues to grow each year.

For a complete list of Springfest activities, visit www.uis.edu/studentlife/traditions/Springfest.html

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