With the midterm elections only 27 days away, the GW College Republicans and GW College Democrats took a break from the campaign to engage in some friendly competition with a trivia game night on Wednesday in the Marvin Center.
A sizable group, composed mostly of freshmen and new members, competed in rounds of Taboo and political Jeopardy. After several competitive rounds, a blowout victory in the final Jeopardy portion sealed a win for the College Democrats.
As the losing team, members of the College Republicans E-Board were given College Democrats shirts to wear to class the following day.
While the organizations have previously gone head to head in several annual sporting events, this was the first time a game night had been organized. The College Democrats membership team, Christine Farzan and Lauren Hoffman, spearheaded the event to help build camaraderie and dispel the myth that the two political organizations are at odds.
“We had people come up to us tonight and say we can’t believe you guys are so nice to each other,” Farzan stated.
“It was a good win, and we definitely avenged our loss in football and softball,” added College Democrats President Connor Schmidt.
Upcoming events from the College Democrats and Republicans will turn back to campaign politics in the upcoming weeks. The College Republicans will be heading to Massachusetts for a campaign trip the weekend of Oct. 17, with the Democrats heading to Georgia the weekend of Oct. 24.