As my first official act as co-administrator of this illustrious blog, it is my honour and privilege to announce to you the rules and regulations pertaining to this year's UWCSA CLASSICS CHALLENGE!!
TheClassics Challengeis a contest open to all students at the University of Winnipeg. Each week throughout February and March, two questions or challenges (one easy and one hard) will be posted on the Classics Club blog. Contestants will submit their responses for points - the top three contestants who have earned the most points throughout the challenge will receivewonderful prizescourtesy of the UWCSA and the U of W Classics Department. Have some fun! Rules & Regulations ~ Hard questions are worth up to 10 points, easy questions are worth up to 5 points. ~ Answers are subject to deliberation by the contest committee and may not receive full points (the more thoroughly you answer, the more points we'll give you! Impress us). ~ Points totals will be posted online each week so you can keep track of where you (and your competitors) stand and how many points you have earned. ~ New questions will be posted every Monday from February 7th until March 28th. ~ Responses must be submitted by 11:59pm the following Sunday. No answers will be accepted after this deadline. ~ Responses must be submitted via the form associated with that week's question on the Classics Club's blog. Do not use forms from previous weeks - your answers, tragically, will be lost forever. In the event that you are unable to access the blog, or the forms malfunction, you may submit your responses by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org ~ We encourage you to do research to find your answers, but please don't plagiarize - we'll laugh to ourselves and then give you zero points.
Sweet Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place TBA
~ Rest assured, they will be awesome.
Well, that about covers it. Put on your researchin' caps and get ready for two months of CLASSICS-THEMED FUN!
Our current co-chairs, Jennesa and Melina, are both graduating this year. Sad, I know. How will the group ever get on without them? I'll tell you how!
With the wise, enlightened, and omnipresent guidance of Alistair Mowat and Andrew Dryden.
Congratulations guys! These two were officially sworn in at the UWCSA meeting yesterday, and will take over from the girls come September.
Andrew swears by the power of the Oxford Classical Dictionary and in the name of Zeus that he will do all kinds of things that Jennesa made up on the spot.
Alistair swears (also by the power of the Oxford Classical Dictionary and in the name of Zeus) that he'll do great things and use that Bratz doll we found in a box by the trash can to keep
Andrew in line if necessary.
Andrew felt left out so we found him a blonde version of the Bratz doll for him. I hope the dolls stick around for enough years, being passed down from one chairperson to the next, that nobody remembers where they came from and it is a source of mystery and wonder to all.