Trivia Challenge Sets Up Friendly City-Campus Rivalry at Welcome Back Barbeque

Posted: August 26, 2013 at 5:02 am, Last Updated: August 28, 2013 at 7:09 am

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The City of Fairfax hosted George Mason University students at the “Relax in Fairfax” second annual new student barbecue in the Veterans Amphitheater at City Hall, located only a few minutes’ walk from the Fairfax Campus.

George Mason’s Student Government, Off-Campus Student Programs and Services and the Office of Government and Community Relations collaborated on the event and worked with the City of Fairfax to coordinate the event as well as the CUE bus shuttle from campus to City Hall.  “It is a fabulous collaborative partnership that we are all proud of,” said Lauren Long, director of the Office of Student Involvement.

Free food, music, karaoke, games, welcome speeches and the Mason Patriot were on hand to welcome students. A new tradition was born: a trivia challenge between members of  Student Government and members of the City of Fairfax government. The Fairfax officials took the trophy this time around, but there’s always next year.

A trivia challenge at the welcome back barbeque hosted by the City of Fairfax established a new tradition. The city took home the trophy--this time around. Photo by Alexis Glenn

A trivia challenge at the welcome back barbeque hosted by the City of Fairfax established a new tradition. The city took home the trophy–this time around. Photo by Alexis Glenn

Karaoke was a popular feature at the barbeque. Photo by Alexis Glenn

Karaoke was a popular activity at the barbeque. Photo by Alexis Glenn

The Fairfax Green Turtle provided free food for the barbeque. Photo by Alexis Glenn

The Fairfax Greene Turtle provided free food for the barbeque. Photo by Alexis Glenn

Write to Robin Herron at rherron@gmu.edu

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