First ever campus-wide Clue game gets students running out of the dorms

Jen Hantz

Staff Writer

The moon glowed high above Franciscan University of Steubenville as students raced from place to place to find out “whodunit?” The first ever campus-wide Clue game was played from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30.

Students clad in costumes clustered with their teams outside of the Finnegan Fieldhouse awaiting their instructions for the live-action activity based off of the board game Clue. Each team was given an envelope with clues and an egg with a face on it.

The teams dashed to their first station. Each station had an activity for the teams to partake in to gain points and the team with the most points won the night.

At one station outside of Saints Cosmas and Damian Hall, Team MJZ cheered hysterically for a minute-to-win-it game of furiously bouncing pencils off of the table into cups.

Junior Zoey Stapleton, a member of MJZ, said, “I’ve never had so much fun throwing pencils into a cup! It was hype!”

“I liked … the one outside of Marian — the jelly with the marshmallows. That was fun!” said junior Elaina Brugh of the team Detectives of Divine Mercy. The activity was a minute-to-win-it game of tossing marshmallows onto a slice of bread with jelly on it.

Students had to take pictures and videos for bonus activities to gain extra points. Junior Patrick Frazier of Future Bagels said, “The most awkward video ever recorded was just me badly playing piano in my household pullover with a stuffed Kermit on my shoulder to get three bonus points.”

Whether or not they won in points, the Future Bagels won for “Best Team Costume.” The group dressed as characters from the original Clue game.

Sophomore Richard Terry dressed as Professor Plum, which inspired the group’s cosplay. Freshman Margaret McKinnon as Ms. Green said, “It was really funny because we weren’t planning on doing costumes but (we realized Rick was dressed as Professor Plum). … Patrick hopped on and he was like ‘Yes, I will totally be Colonel Mustard but with a kilt.’”

Frazier said, “I’m pretty sure (the kilt is) one of the things that sold us as the ‘Best Team Costume.’”

Teams turned in their guesses at 9 p.m. and discovered that the murderer was the Rev. Dave Pivonka, TOR, in the library with a lawn chair.

Results for the team with the most points will be posted on social media. The event was sponsored by Household Life and Household Council.