The Hunter Games
For four wild days, University of Chicago students turn scavengers.
“This year’s list, the longest in the twenty-six-year history of the Hunt, consisted of three hundred and fifty-one items. It filled nineteen pages and contained such challenges as: Build a ten-foot bridge across Botany Pond using nothing but balsa wood and glue (60 points). Revamp a Xerox machine for office warfare (12 points). Secure a meeting with the mayor of Chicago (25 points). Produce a scale model of the Great Lakes out of fire (15 points).”
Patricia Marx, Annals of Entertainment, “The Hunter Games,” The New Yorker, July 2, 2012, p. 26