Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Springfest 2013 begins with Scavenger Hunt

Over 400 students helped to kick off Springfest 2013 with the annual Scavenger Hunt on April 22, 2013. Springfest is one of the longest running student traditions on campus, which started in 1992.

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.

“Teams are given entire freedom as to how they want to parcel out the Scavenger Hunt list and some people come up with really innovative ways to do the Scavenger Hunt itself. It’s really exciting,” said Matt Dobill, Student Activities Committee traditions co-chair.

Students were not allowed to use cars, bikes, or other transportation and had to collect all of the items on campus.

“It was just really intense and I felt like really under pressure to get everything,” said Parker Sheley, a freshman visual arts 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 included a matching pair of left shoes, a coconut bra, and a butterfly net.

For a complete list of Springfest activities, visit https://www.facebook.com/Springfest2013AtUIS

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