College of Business Seniors raised $500 Monday night by playing trivia at Firehaus
This year’s College of Business LEGACY Senior Giving Society decided against giving a class gift. Instead, they’ll be contributing to the College of Business Annual Fund, which is a discretionary fund that goes toward scholarships and transitional programs for first-generation college students. Every year they put on 4-5 events to raise money, but Monday night’s Trivia night was their most successful by far. Around 100 students attended, raising just over $500 for the cause. Everyone was having a ton of fun since it was St. Patrick’s Day and there was free food.
Shooting this on-site was really easy. I just socialized and asked people questions about why they came out, what they were excited for. The president of LEGACY was happy to talk to me, too. The more difficult part was writing the script. I decided to write it before even recording any narration, which may have been a mistake. I didn’t know whether I was going to fit into the time restrictions, and ultimately I had to cut some parts out. But that was okay because it allowed me to evaluate which parts of the story were most needed. If I could do it over again, I would’ve recorded in a much more exciting voice, I felt like I was kind of monotone. The editing in Final Cut was easy, though, since it was just audio!
Anyway, here’s my story. I don’t think I’m cut out for radio, but I’m glad I’ve gotten the experience.
Please see the transcript below if you are hard of hearing or don’t have access to video streaming.
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Firehaus may have had more College of Business seniors in its upstairs lounge than ever before for Monday night’s Trivia night.
25 teams passed around green beer and appetizers between trivia rounds as the College’s Legacy Student Giving society collected the proceeds from its first ever trivia night.
Legacy hosts around 5 events each year to raise money for the graduating class gift. But according to LEGACY president Allison Kazaitis, this year, they’re contributing to the College of Business Discretionary fund, which helps students from low income backgrounds adjust to the college environment.
TAKE SOT – ALLISON KAZAITIS
“We have a deal with the dean’s Business Council that if we reach 200 donors, they’ll double ever dollar donated.”
Win or lose, Business RSOs get Legacy points for attending Legacy events. The organization with the most points gets prime advertising space in Wohlers Hall and the opportunity email the entire incoming freshmen class for recruitment.
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The players weren’t sure which topics would be covered, but senior finance major Jim Hennessey hoped they would play to his strengths.
TAKE SOT – JIM HENNESSEY
“I’m really hoping for sports. If there’s one area where I’m going to know more than anyone else, it’s that. There’s a small subset of music questions I can handle as well. So it’s little niche areas, but I can really crush those two.”
Accountancy senior Michael Eichner was really excited to put his team’s trivia experience to the test.
TAKE SOT – MICHAEL EICHNER
“I’m so confident. I have a little bit of trivia experience, a lot of Wikipedia browsing and just general life knowledge. And we’ve got two former scholastic bowl members on our team so it’s gonna like go down”
With a wildly successful trivia night raising over $500, Business seniors are leaving a true “Legacy” behind them. For Off the Shelf and Online, this is Jack Preis.