|Win big at the World Series of Pop Culture|
|Written by Vanessa Nagel, Staff Writer|
|Tuesday, 05 February 2013 16:00|
Students continue to gossip about Beyoncé’s halftime performance days after the Super Bowl. All the rage will continue Thursday at the World Series of Pop Culture.
The University Program Board will host the World Series of Pop Culture from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday in the Circus Room at the Bone Student Center.
The UPB is “committed to establishing student-driven programs focused on the social, cultural, educational and recreational growth of Illinois State University and the surrounding community.”
The World Series of Pop Culture is an interactive game show that will examine student knowledge on current pop culture and trivia.
“We have each team member come up on stage where they will have their own podium to stand at, and they can buzz in to answer questions that they know,” Desiree Bright, UPB redbird symposium chair, said.
UPB asks students to sign up in teams of four members on the first floor of the Bone Student Center. Early sign up does not limit students to participation in UPB’s event. Students who show up Thursday night will be assigned to join a team and join the fun.
Throughout the night students can win prizes for earning first through third places. Additional prizes will be offered at the door and during raffles.
“We have first, second and third place-themed basket prizes. Whoever wins can choose what basket they want,” Bright said.
“The themes for baskets are movie night, game night and ISU.”
UPB events are alcohol alternative entertainment for students. Depending on the event, some are informational and give students a chance to gain education in a department that interests them.
Events also give students an opportunity to meet other people who share common interests.
“I would recommend UPB events because they’re fun and free for the most part. You can bring a group of friends or go with a friend and meet new people,” said Jackie Svetich, junior biology major.
“You get bored easily over the weekends doing the same stuff so it’s a different and fun way to hang out,” she added.
UPB is expecting at least eight teams to enter the World Series of Pop Culture. The event has been successful in the past and resulted in positive feedback from participants.
“The World Series of Pop Culture is a way for the students to win cool prizes and get out of their rooms for a fun night,” Bright said.