"And the record holder for the largest scavenger hunt is… the University of Chicago. For a four-day stretch every spring, U of C students embark on a quest known as Scav. Scav lists can have as many as 300 items, and teams can consist of hundreds of students. Some lists launch participants on road trips as far away as New Orleans, Wyoming and even the Canadian wilderness.”
While Scav is no stranger to appearances on Wackiest College Traditions lists, this Artist’s Conception by Marina Murad from an article on Mom.me is quite cool.
Even if the lack of things on fire is a strike against its accuracy rating.
BREAKING: The carillon at Rockefeller Chapel is currently playing Amanda McBroom’s “The Rose,” better known as the song that the Happy Hands Club signed in Napoleon Dynamite. Hard to control our laughter picturing this face:
Happy Birthday to the late John D. Rockefeller Jr! Both Jr. (pictured right) and Sr. were prominent patrons of the University of Chicago (anyone out there heard of Rockefeller Chapel?) and higher education nationwide. And let’s be honest, JDRJ is killin’ it in that top hat. Photo of Rockefellers courtesy of the Wikipedia Commons.
Rockefeller’s Bells- The University of Chicago’s Rockefeller Chapel has a bangin’ set of bells— our Carillon is one of the largest musical instruments in the world. Sometimes it’s the theme song from Pirates of the Caribbean or maybe Game of Thrones, a classical melody or a cover of Matt & Kim. Sitting in class and hearing them go off plucks my bell ropes. Is that even an expression? Editors? Anyone? Heartstrings are just so passé.
2 days. 17 hours. Over 170 musicians across 17 stages. This year’s festival on the 29th and 30th of September is set to be the biggest ever. Like last year, there will be performances in UChicago buildings such as the Oriental Institute and the Logan Center. Headliner Miguel Zenon (pictured above) will be performing in Rockefeller Chapel. Here's the website in case you want more information.
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