Last week, campus got creative, crafty and downright wacky for the annual University of Chicago Scavenger Hunt, one of UChicago’s most distinctive and time-honored traditions. This year’s list challenged Scavvies to find, build and complete more than 300 bizarre items, including a 90-second SAT essay, a mobile exoskeleton, a Pythagorean red Solo cup, video evidence of a moonwalking gorilla and a road trip to Canada.
A few of the many fantastic items on this year’s list:
- #38: Running, hiding, boogie-oogie-oogie-ing in secret: that’s the way (uh-huh uh-huh) the Discopian people have been living since the Disco Demolition Night of ’79. However, the recent disappearance of the only Discopian symbol still stayin’ alive in Chicago, the Grande Disco, has led these proud, perm’d, and polyester’d people to finally rise up in protest. Send three Discopian team members to join in their Disco inferno insurgence as they gather in front of Admin at noon on Thursday. [9 points]
- #140: We’ve been told that books can transport us to faraway places. We’d like one that actually delivers on this promise. Construct a pop-up book large enough for us to explore the whimsical, and well-engineered structures within. Multiple pages would be nice, but we’re really just after one fantastic centerfold. [150 points]
- #202: We all know that The Office and House of Cards are imports from across the Pond, but did you know Parks and Rec is too? Neither did I! And I won’t believe it until I see the opening credits and a few minutes of Britrotted footage from the original 1980s version of the show. [7 points]
The winner of Scav 2014 was Burton-Judson.