Winter Weekend competition intense for teams competing with ’90s Nickelodeon team names

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Courtesy of Kristofer Rivers

This year’s Winter Weekend theme of 90’s Nickelodeon cartoons is reflected in the logo, designed by junior integrative media major and Student Government member Mike Ogar. The competition begins Friday night at 6 p.m. in the Student Union Building and ends around 4 p.m. in the same location. Events include athletics, trivia, a scavenger hunt and a mascot competition.

Abbey Haldeman, Staff Writer

It is time to start talking strategy.  Winter Weekend is creeping up and now that the teams have already been formed, the competition is ready to begin.

Every team consists of 10 people — five male and five female.  Teams pick a name, and often include a team slogan, which is generally put on to their shirts.

Examples of slogans include: “We’re the things that go bump in the night” for Team Ahhh! Real Monsters!! and “double the trouble” for Team CatDog.

For this year’s contest, teams include Ahh!! Real Monsters, CatDog, Rugrats, Angry Beavers, Doug, Rocket Power and Hey Arnold.

Junior chemistry major Breanna Conklin, and few of her friends from the Chemistry Club coordinated Team Ahh!! Real Monsters!  Some of the members are returning competitors, while others are new to the events of Winter Weekend. This is the team’s first year competing as a group.

“You never know what the Chemistry Club members are capable of … we don’t even know what we are capable of,” Conklin said.

Sophomore psychology major Alysha Bixler is part of the CatDog team, which is primarily made up of the Wilkes softball team with a few outsiders.

Bixler thinks the CatDog team will have a leg up on the competition when it comes to the sporting aspect.  Their team is also working hard to prepare a skit they said  is sure to never be forgotten.

“We joke about studying up on Nickelodeon,” Bixler said, referring to the trivia part of the competition.

With teams as varied they are this year, there is no doubt this year’s Winter Weekend will be fierce.

 

For more information about Winter Weekend go to:

http://www.facebook.com/#!/events/253739514698633/