College bowl prepares for nationals

After placing 20th in a pool of 36 teams at the National Academic Quiz Tournament two weeks ago, the UR Thelion Society is preparing for their biggest tournament of the year.

UR’s college bowl team will travel to Manhattan, Kansas to compete in the College Bowl International Tournament which will be held on April 26-28.

Sophomore and president of the Thelion Society Michael Adelman likes the team’s progress. “When we began the year, we basically started out as nobodies in the quiz bowl community, but in about a year’s time, we have been able to develop from being nothing to being a nationally recognized program,” he said.

“Obviously, we feel like we’ve had a successful year,” he said.

In a recent independent poll, UR was ranked 21st among the top 25 teams who participate in quiz bowl. “We were all very excited about [the ranking] because Rochester had never appeared in the top 25, so we feel like we’re heading in the right direction,” Adelman said.

Adelman said he feels that UR has a chance to be competitive at the CIB tournament. “I definitely think it’s within our abilities to finish in the top four,” he said.

Room drawings continue through next two weeks

Residential Life will continue to hold room drawings through the next two weeks for students who have turned in housing contracts.

The drawing for six-person suites was held last night. The four-person drawing will be held next Tuesday at 4 p.m. in Friel Lounge.

Single rooms will be drawn on Thursday, April 18, at 6:30 p.m. in Hoyt Auditorium and the final drawing for doubles will be held in Hoyt at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24.

Annual MS walk turns out a success

Delta Kappa Epsilon held a walk for Multiple Sclerosis last weekend. Twenty people walked three to four miles and raised $200 for MS.

“It’s a lot of fun,” junior and DKE president Eric Dubowsky said.

Reporting by Karen Taylor.

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