Maroon reporter William Wilcox was part of Snell-Hitchcock’s Scav road trip team. Here are his tales from the road. Day 1 I frankly didn’t believe it when I heard “the Big Easy” and “Bourbon Street” come up as road trip…
Scav judges left items on Zimmer’s doorstep after the end of the hunt.
Students wary of Scav should reexamine assumptions about the annual tradition.
Items on the list for the 26th annual Scav Hunt include getting a side mullet, meeting with Rahm Emanuel, and getting your appendix into a jar by Sunday.
During Scavenger hunt weekend, caged animals and car crashes sparked discussion about ethics and safety of Scav.
For its 25th anniversary, tonight Scav Hunt participants will attempt to top the world record for largest scavenger hunt.
No breeder reactors in sight this year, but take a look at the most interesting items on this year’s “List.”
Rituals to relish, or run from
Snell-Hitchcock was crowned victor of Scav for the fourth time running, the first such streak in 24 years of hunting.
As the road trips were underway, Scav Hunters worked through the night.
BJ residents convinced President Zimmer to join in the Scav fun and throw a snowball at former President Don Randel.
Scav participants don costumes and gather to support their teams before the road trip begins.
The Scav List arrives with much drama and excitement.
Eager Scav Hunt participants prepare for their road trips the night before Scav.
Although Scav Hunt won’t begin until next Thursday, teams have already started to push preparations into high gear.
As a captain of the MacPierce Scav Hunt team for the past two years, I’d like to think that I am in a good position to say that Tim Murphy could not be more wrong (“Picking Off Scavs,” 5/12/2009).
Mr. Murphy, you might be on the right track (“Picking Off Scavs,” 5/12/09), but for all the wrong reasons.
Perhaps Tim Murphy’s column on Scav Hunt’s supposed niche appeal (“Picking Off Scavs,” 5/12/2009) was, in a way, “a refreshingly honest and revealing take” on the Maroon.
Snell-Hitchcock edged out the Scav Hunt competition for the third year in a row, trumping teams from Burton-Judson and Max Palevsky at the conclusion of four days of hot dog launching (item 153), covered wagon racing (item 36), and horse grave visiting (item 205).
Scavvies gather at C-Bench to go berry picking.
Scavvies had to create a new Alma Mater and then perform it outside President Zimmer’s office.
Scavvies provided a few free hot dogs to a crowd at a University sporting event.
Admission Office admins get to the bottom of this year’s list.
Scav Hunt takes on Gossip Girl
First place winner Miel jumps through hoops for judges with the help of Resident Heads Laura Staley and Avi Schwab. Miel represented Burton-Judson during Scav Hunt’s Dog Show held in the main quads on Friday.
Page 13 Captain Hannah Provenza recruits foodies and nudists to complete her page.
Second-year Maddie Underwood inspects her handiwork at the Shoreland headquarters.
Big projects – that start out small. Growing a tree from a seed doesn’t seem much like a miracle, until you can do it in 20 seconds.
Scav item 148: “You know what happens sometimes in May? Prom. Find one. Crash it.”
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Scav’s road trip is about to begin
The season of scav is upon us
Watch out for runaway wagons!
Also, where’s the list?
After a weekend of campus-, city-, and nationwide pandemonium, Snell-Hitchcock residents emerged the victors of this year’s Scav Hunt. The house’s “Army Dillo” team garnered a first place victory for the second year in a row, triumphing over the Max…
Smiling, formally dressed students carrying umbrellas and parasols greeted passersby along the main quadrangles Thursday morning. Offering to escort fellow students, professors, friends, and strangers alike to their destinations, the students drew blank stares, giggles, and dawning looks of understanding….
After three whirlwind days of scavenging, a 2,300-mile road trip through eight states, and a nine-hour “Judgment” held in Ida Noyes Hall on Sunday, the 2007 University of Chicago Scavenger Hunt has drawn to a close. Snell-Hitchcock narrowly edged out…
With a characteristic blend of whimsy, obscure trivia, and wit, this year’s list of items for Scav Hunt teams to achieve, perform, and obtain covers a dizzying array of subjects. The term “item” itself is called into question by some…
During the trial of Adolf Eichmann, Hannah Arendt became world famous for promoting her theory of the “banality of evil.” Though Eichmann was one of the key facilitators of the Holocaust, Arendt argued that he showed no signs of evil…
One could be forgiven for calling Colin McFaul and Nora Friedman the archetypical University of Chicago couple. To begin with, they met here as undergraduates and were married two Sundays ago at Rockefeller Chapel. For their interview with the Maroon,…
Searle Chemistry Laboratory became the one-stop shop for lab paraphernalia, Scav Hunt supplies, and professors’ trash-turned-chem-geeks’ treasures last week as students looted leftovers in the building’s soon-to-be-renovated offices and labs. With renovation on the horizon, faculty began leaving Searle last…
The annual University of Chicago Scavenger Hunt is arguably the greatest anywhere, by any standard anyone chooses to adoptscope, creativity, enthusiasm, and more. Yet every time I participate in the Great Hunt, there is a certain uneasiness that sets in…
University officials shut down the Scavenger Hunt party in Cobb Hall on Friday evening because of the attendees unruly conduct, which included vomiting and urinating publicly in the building. Officials from the Office of the Reynolds Club and Student Activities…
Sunday evening in Ida Noyes must have looked strange to outsiders. Groups of students, anxious and exhausted, kept up their energy by shouting back and forth at each other while waiting for the Scav Hunt judges to name Max Palevskys…
Scav Hunt 2006 commenced in silence late Wednesday night at the Regenstein Library, where judges presented teams with a fake course syllabus that, when deciphered using real library call numbers, revealed the location of this years coveted List. Just like…
Every year a portion of the Scav Hunt list items can only be completed by undertaking a road trip. I was part of this year’s Max Palevsky’s road trip team and kept a running diary. Here’s the scoop. Tuesday, 1:15…
After four days of sleep deprivation, intellectual improvisation, wince-worthy stunts and promises of wedded bliss, Scav Hunt ’05 proved too close to call. For just the second time in the 19-year history of Scav Hunt, two teams tied for first…
If your roommate, lab T.A., or significant other has disappeared in the last few days, do not despair. He or she has probably been swept up by the insanity that is the 19th annual Scav Hunt at the University. Scav…
Last Sunday, an awed crowd of students and cameramen from NBC -5 in Ida Noyes watched in anticipation as Phil Caruso, a first-year in the College and Rickert House resident, completed item #8 on the Scav Hunt list for the…