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Think fast, Longwood!

Speed, knowledge and creativity were the key in students’ quest for victory. On Friday in the Lankford Student Union Ballroom, Lancer Productions hosted “Think Fast,” an interactive trivia game show where students competed for the prize of $200.

For the first round, students used had 30 seconds to answer questions from categories such as history (many of which focused on black history) and pop culture by pressing numbered buttons on a remote. Players could enter multiple answers, but their points would decrease after selecting their first choice. Things were intensified once the speed rounds began decreasing the time down to five seconds.

The next round, contestants were invited to come on stage to act in certain challenges. The challenges included: debating as a third party candidate in the 2016 election against Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, improvising your way out of getting a speeding ticket, dancing and singing a Motown song.

Several members of the audience were selected to be part of the dancing act, performing dances such as “The Chicken Dance,” and “The Whip and the Nae Nae.” Graphic design major and junior Daniel Frush, managed a spot in the finals with his impromptu performance as a presidential candidate. Two of the audience members were able to get their way out of the ticket; one did so by telling the police officer that he was going to the hospital to see his dying grandmother. Two girls from the audience sang their Motown songs, with junior Talisha McCargo’s performance of “My Girl” by the Temptations winning over the audience.

From the challenges, five finalists went on to compete on stage from podiums resembling a “Jeopardy!” set up and answer questions about various sound clips from popular movies, television shows and songs. Despite missing several of the sound clip questions, Frush was eventually crowned the winner and recipient of the prize money. He stated that he was not surprised at his win, because he “came in second last year, and it was based on one question.”

Orignially appeared on The Rotunda.


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