Cash Bus back on campus to award prizes in trivia contest
- Sep. 24, 2012
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Every day, students hop on one of many of the buses on campus. Whether they are going to class or heading back home, the daily grind of getting on and off the bus can get a little boring. But riding the bus in October doesn’t have to be that way.
Beginning Oct. 1 the KU Cash Bus will be testing students’ knowledge and rewarding them with vouchers for cash prizes.
Cash Bus, directed by the Student Union Activities, is modeled after the Discovery Channel’s game show, “Cash Cab.” The competition gives students an opportunity to win money by answering Jayhawk related trivia.
“We put together a lot of questions,” SUA special events coordinator Jenna Olitsky said. “They range from KU sports to even names of buildings on campus; just a lot of stuff KU students may know, but they’ll definitely have to think about.”
Last year, Cash Bus made its first trip on campus, sparking excitement in those who were able to get involved.
“The first time I got on Cash Bus, I was kind of taken back,” said Paul Pierce II, a Kansas City, Mo., sophomore. “They had a lot of energy when we got on, and I didn’t really know what was going on; but luckily enough they asked a question I knew, and I won!”
The excitement inspired the SUA to bring Cash Bus back for a second year so students who weren’t able to participate last year to win a little bit of money.
“We really want everybody on campus to share in a fun experience,” Olitsky said. “Plus, who doesn’t love cash prizes?”
“I think being on Cash Bus would be so cool,” said Kassidy Mahoney, a freshman from Lawrence. “It’s definitely something that sets us apart from other universities, and it’s just another reason to come to KU.”
The Cash Bus will begin on Oct. 1 and will last until Oct. 19, running daily from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Cash Bus will not run during Fall Break.
Bret Ivy a journalism major for Neodesha. Read more from Bret Ivy.