Student Lifestyle

Pizza, Ping Pong and Prizes Bring NSCS Members Together at Game Night

By Naniyah McClain

Student Lifestyle Editor

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) hosted game night on Oct. 19 in the Knight Club.

Members of NSCS and guests made their way over to the beige couches in the room with slices of pizza and conversed amongst each other. Meanwhile, the Kahoot game was set up for everyone to play.

“The purpose of this Kahoot game is to help everyone to learn more about NSCS,” said Nana Addo, junior and president of NSCS.

The questions of the first Kahoot game included the main facts about NSCS, from the year the honor society was founded to how many current active members are a part of the organization worldwide. The Kahoot also included a few facts about FDU.

“This was a great way to bring students together from different majors. That is why I like what NSCS stands for because we are an honor society that invites everybody and prioritizes leadership, service and of course education,” said Addo. “The more people know about [NSCS], the better so we can do more for our community.” 

Guests laughed and joked with each other based on the correct and incorrect answers that they received during the game. The second Kahoot game had players match flags to their countries and vice versa.

Students and members mingled, laughed and exchanged phone numbers before heading over to the ping pong table for an impromptu game. They laughed and cheered each other on as the game progressed.

“I feel that this [game night] allows people to build a sense of community. After COVID, there’s not a lot of people going to events,” said senior Taea Blackmon, who is the secretary and vice president of community service. “Since NSCS is an honors organization, it helps them to understand the resources that are available to them as a member as well.”

At the end of the event, the winners of the Kahoot game, members Sarah DeSousa and Kayra Ramirez, and student Marcus Hammond were brought to the ping pong table to pick their prizes for the Kahoot game. The prizes were FDU merchandise such as t-shirts and hats.

“The game night was really fun. I’m really happy to see the students who came out and had the chance to get to know each other. We’re looking forward to more events to come,” said Addo.

The game night developed a sense of community between the members of NSCS during their first general body meeting of the semester.

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Photos by Naniyah McClain