BSU Freshman Council relieve stress with trivia games
The Black Student Union’s Freshman Council kicked off its week of events on Monday with a spin on the trivia show “Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?”
Named “Are You Smarter Than a Freedom Fighter?” the council led participants in a series of Black history and culture games like “Black Oscars,” a twist on charades; four corners; and a game of “Kahoot!” Winners received a set of Black history flashcards.
Ifey Eleazu, a freshman government and politics major and president of Freshman Council, said the council wanted to focus on mental health and ways to alleviate some of the stress of school.
“It is based on what we were going through personally and what our friends were going through,” Eleazu said.
As freshmen still transitioning into the swing of college life, the council wanted unite their peers through fun and relaxing ways.
Starting the meeting with Black Oscars, attendees acted out movies like “The Proud Family Movie,” sports and animals. Four corners got attendees up and moving as they chose which corner they most agreed with. One question asked attendees to choose their favorite place to visit: the zoo, the aquarium, the amusement park or the museum. One hotly-contended question featured shoe brands: Vans, Converse, Nike and Adidas.
The most competitive part of the meeting came when it was time to play Kahoot! There were questions from all categories. Pop culture fans could answer questions about Black movies and music, like “Do the Right Thing” or rap music videos. Participants more familiar with politics excelled with questions like “How many African Americans are running for president in the 2020 election?” or “What organization had the first free school breakfast program?”
Ariana Lawson, a sophomore finance and marketing double major, enjoyed the interactivity of the meeting. However, Lawson wanted to get to know everyone in the room a little better.
“Because it was a small group, I think it would have been nice to have people introduce themselves,” Lawson said.
The event lineup for the rest of the week includes a mood board and mocktail session, a health fair in partnership with the University Health Center and an art show.