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Trivia, Tacos and a Sudden-Death Finale

It was a showdown that will go down in Super Quiz Bowl history. Heading into the final round of UCLA Luskin’s last-ever clash of trivia titans, three teams — one each from Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning — were poised to seize the last spot on the Quiz Bowl trophy. After the dust settled … it still wasn’t over! A tie-breaker was called to determine the final results:

1st Place: Bearly Here, Social Welfare (Norma A. Miller, Julia Kim, Andi Levenson, Marcelo Amora Rios, Laurel Mayeda)

2nd Place: Academic Probation, Public Policy (Alexa Moghadam, Joaquin Escalante, Xalma Palomino, Mikey Rincon, Alberto Vargas)

3rd Place: Planning Popcorn Shrimps, Urban Planning (Myranda Denise Arreola, Zeltxin Angon, Michelle Rivera, Erick Gasca, Dominique Ong) 

In the individual competition, Karina Ourfalian of Public Policy took the top prize.

The May 30 competition brought the UCLA Luskin community together on the School’s rooftop terrace for trivia, tacos and a little friendly trash-talk. Quiz master Carlos Campos tested the players’ knowledge of Vegas casinos, college mascots, “Shrek” lore and more — including how to spell our interim dean’s last name. (It’s “Loukaitou-Sideris.” Don’t forget the hyphen.) Proceeds from Super Quiz Bowl will support Grad Nights for the Luskin School’s three graduate programs. Half the proceeds will be divided among the three departments that fielded teams, Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning. Public Policy will receive additional funding for having the highest percentage of attendance, team participation and staff participation. This year’s Super Quiz Bowl brings to a close UCLA Luskin’s 12-year tradition of fun, food and friendly competition to wrap up the academic year.

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