With the overwhelming popularity of the bar game Photohunt, Wittenberg students are being given the chance to show off their skills thanks to a newly founded Photohunt league created by the Director of Student Activities, Jon Duraj, and Student Center manager, Marcus Richardson.
“The league is a nice way to unwind after a long week of classes,” says Richardson.
Photohunt requires participants to spot differences between two pictures on a touch screen console. The league began two weeks ago but will run for a consecutive six weeks. Each team, no more than a maximum of five students each, is required to play at least two games every Friday. The two highest scores of each team will be averaged weekly and in the end to determine the winner.
“With Photohunt machines in Doppelgangers and Founders, and the growing popularity of the game, we thought to turn it into more of a competition. This way everyone can see how they stack up against each other,” says Richardson.
Team JAM Beeches, consisting of sophomores Jessica Weaver, Maura Hauer, and Adan Hassan, has been leading the scoreboard for quite some time with scores of over 400,000 points.
“We don’t have a set strategy,” says Weaver. “We are all individually good at the game, when one lacks, the other picks up the slack, and of course practice makes perfect.”
Other teams do not let such competition distract from the ultimate satisfaction of playing the game.
“Numbers don’t phase me,” says senior Kelsey Rosinski, a member of team Forty West.
In addition to the competitive edge of the league, the top two teams will receive gift cards to Founders and the champions will have their team photo displayed in the downstairs establishment.
“Our team is really hoping to gain bragging rights by the end of the competition,” says senior participant, senior Maggie Amorello.
After having such a good turn out from the initial test-run this winter, the Photohunt league will begin its second season after Spring Break and run until the end of the school year. Students can apply online through a link attached to the Founders email that will be sent before registration begins.
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