Last Wednesday, 2009-10-07, the Student Government Association held Spirit Wars (codenamed Club Wars) on the quad out back of bldg. 130 (the cafeteria) at Daytona State College. It was from 11 AM to 2:25 PM and trivia indoors was from 2:30 to 3 PM. I didn’t get over there till 1 PM and I my job was helping to set up the chairs and tables for trivia, but I took a few photos. It was a contest with real scoring. At the end, the psychology club won, but there was a 3-way tie for 2nd.
Note that as always, each caption is for the ABOVE photo… not the one below. Also, all of these photos are in chronological order.
Karen Zamora on the left waving, 12:54 PM. She was the co-host with Brian Portwine for the 2009-10-02 Talent Show. Each club wore different-colored T-Shirts made specially for SGA from club funds. Unfortunately I didn’t get a program so I don’t know the clubs. All I know is there are 12 official clubs on campus. Cheerleaders, pshchology, student newspaper, science, AASU, etc.
Joe Yazurlo from QUANTA 2007-2008 with his Adrienne Shelly look-alike friend from the Psychology club (affectionately known as the Psych club). 12:55 PM.
Bruce Cook, Assistant Dean of Co-Cirricular Activities, taking photos, 12:56 PM. He does everything! You have to pass through Julie Rocco’s office (rm. 113) to get to his office (rm. 116) at the cafeteria (bldg. 130). I asked Bruce if that’s to keep out the riff-raff and he laughed.
A pretty lady preparing a sponge to move water from a big garbage can in the center of the square to a small bucket for her club. 12:57:00 PM. At the end of this event, the plan was to weigh each bucket and then see which club collected the most water, but there was foul play so the event wasn’t counted. One group moved the garbage can near their bucket so they could collect more water quickly… which is cheating.
The battle is on! 12:57:26 PM. If I was playing I would have hopped from the garbage can to my club’s bucket with the saturated sponge. Then, far less water would have spilled on the ground in the trip between the garbage can and my club’s bucket. I don’t know if anyone did that. A lot of people got wet but I kept my camera dry.
A black man in a red shirt getting soaked. 12:57:58 PM. He was playing for the African American Student Union. I like the red shirts because they are bold.
The battle continues. 12:58:22 PM. A lot of people spilled water around the garbage can.
The light-blues… I don’t remember what club they are. :frown: Anyway, they were upset about the foul play. 12:59:17 PM.
Kayla, the girl with the English accent from SGA, taking photos. 12:59:44 PM.
Bruno Blazevic diving over the water can to pause the game. 1:00:16 PM. The garbage can was on wheels so someone bumped it toward one club’s bucket, giving them an unfair advantage. The results of the game were eventually dropped from the scoring.
Crowd shot. 1:02 PM.
An hour later, 2:07 PM. In the mean time I ate lunch, talked to people in the cafeteria, gave out photos, and played Mario Kart DS with two friends.
Audrey Padgitt, the only representative for DSC In Motion. :frown: I also represented the newspaper on trivia, but I got a lot of stuff wrong. Our orange shirts are my favorite because they’re the most visible, and I’ll wear mine again several times this semester. Audrey wrote the center-spread about the Guitar Expo on pages 8-9 of the current issue (Oct. 2009), which I encourage you to read. Incidentally, I wrote the green column for our Nov. 2009 issue today and it will come out in 3 weeks (1000 print copies distributed on all campuses). It’s about old TVs and monitors (CRTs).
The cheerleaders cheering! 2:08 PM. The black lady, front and in the center, is Natalie Jones. I got her in DSC in Motion‘s current issue (Oct. 2009), In Mind section, pg. 2, 7th box. Her quote is “This is my first semester. I want to get good grades and join Phi Theta Kappa” and her major is Pharmacy. The In Mind question is “What do you hope to accomplish this semester?” Check it out if you can still find a copy of the paper (1000 were printed).
Ronald, former SGA Senator. I don’t remember his position but he does a lot of work and is dedicated.
Julie Rocco sporting her Daytona State Rec. Sports shirt.
The paralegal students had a funny song to sing about getting sued and going to court. 2:10 PM. Some dark humor, yet fun-spirited. 🙂
Crowd shot, 2:20 PM.
The psych club psyching us all out. :blindfold: 2:30 PM.
Dr. Doolin’s in the house! 2:31 PM. Richard is his first name, same as mine. I think it was his idea to put the question about the S-phase of cellular mitosis in the 10 trivia questions. I got this one because I knew “S” is for synthesis, which is when the cell makes a copy of its DNA for the new cell that will split off (S phase on Wikipedia). My Survey of Biology SI students will learn about this later in the semester.
Nick Henderson, Bruno, and two others SGA’ers at the front. 2:42 PM.
The cheerleaders at the back won the trivia portion of Spirit Wars! 3:05 PM. One of the questions was “What region is the Eiffel Tower in?” (Gaul). Another was about the weight of a cup of flour in grams (140 grams). The mitosis one was one. When was the barcode invented (Oct. 7, was on Google homepage) was another, and there were 6 other questions. All questions in the trivia game were multiple choice and each group filled out a sheet. I got a lot wrong… I put Richard Nixon down as the president who was impeached because I forgot that he resigned under threat of impeachment. I mistakenly assumed flour had the weight of water.
Ricky Lewis with the megaphone. 3:07 PM. Everyone was talking. It was still hard to get everyone to quiet down.
The Psychology Club won #1 in Spirit Wars! 3:08 PM. I only photographed a few events; there were many others during the four hours. They placed second in almost every event, but overall, that made them #1. Great strategy! 😀 Amazingly, there was a 3-way tie for 2nd, but I don’t remember the clubs that placed 2nd.
Crowd shot at 3:10 PM.
Another crowd shot, same minute.
The best crowd shot, where everyone stood still and smiled.
Another shot 13 seconds later. A few dozen people walked out in those few seconds.
Jerrad T. Mason, MR. DAYTONA STATE COLLEGE. He’s holding a copy of Illumination, my self-portrait that I gave out that day. I didn’t feel comfortable giving out a picture of myself to strangers, not because I am afraid of publicity but because it seems conceited. However, I did anyway because I have so many copies of that photo. :blindfold:
That is all. It was a good day and I enjoyed the event a lot, even though I was only there for part of it. I hope SGA does something similar next semester. 🙂
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