by Therese Porod
Benedictine students gathered to participate in the event Family Feud game show event that took place 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 29 in Coal Ben. Walking into a packed place with enthusiastic Benedictine University students shouting and cheering grabbed the attention of anyone who stopped by Coal Ben last Thursday. This event was set-up and sponsored by Programming Board, as a way of bringing students together in an exciting atmosphere.
“We have a really diverse group of people, from science majors to basketball players. This is something that challenges students as kids outside the classroom,” stated Elly Jakubowski, Vice President of Programming Board. She continued to explain the amount of excitement people had when they were flooding the door right at 9:00 p.m.
There were a total of 12 teams that participated in Family Feud, creating six small games. The top two winners then competed for the grand prize of $100, according to Jakubowski. Everyone who attended the event also had the chance to participate in a raffle.
The winners of Family Feud included a group consisting of Sarah Oprondek, Alexis Joseph, Kendall Brown, Nicole Botich, and Briana Hamilton.
“Benedictine does emphasize community, and doing an event like this unites people to come together and have a good time,” stated Marvin Blanco, Programming Board member.
There were many contributors that made this event possible. Lauren Daraskevich designed the game that was used throughout the night. Alex Fridge, senior student and Communications major at BenU, was the host of the game show.
“It was a lot of fun. I was trying to do my best to live up to Steve Harvey, but still put my own spin on it. I like and appreciate opportunities that allow me to use my voice and personality and to host events that people enjoy going to. I think that they benefit me because it gets me ready for standing in front of large groups of people, and it helps other students get involved and enjoy their college years,” stated Fridge about how the event was beneficial to him and other students as well.
“It brings everyone together and gives everyone a chance to participate,” said Donald Kirk, member of Programming Board.