Student Orgs host Marvel Trivia Night

Lauren Reid, Staff Reporter

Oakland University’s Student Activities Funding Board (SAFB) and Student Video Productions (SVP) student organizations hosted Marvel trivia night on Thursday, Sept. 17 as part of the Thursday night mainstage series. Around 30 participants took part in three rounds of Marvel based trivia with the chance to snag some prizes. 

“The goal for [trivia] night [was] to allow students to connect in these crazy times,” SVP Events Coordinator and SAFB Marketing Director Dani Parker said via email. “SVP [co-hosted] the event with SAFB and we’re looking forward to our other mainstages in the future.” 

Parker hosted the event, asking questions surrounding Marvel superheroes: Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, Deadpool, among others. Rounds one and two consisted of 15 questions with a 30 second time limit, progressing to a five question, increasingly difficult round three. Trivia night’s winner put up a total of 45 points after all rounds were completed. 

Prizes included Marvel themed blankets, funko pop action figures, socks and more, as mentioned by Parker.

“This is my first year planning events and working for SVP so [the online setting] is all I’ve really known,” Parker said via email. “It’s been fun figuring out how a trivia night will be done virtually, though. I’ve been looking up advice and [researching how] other people have done it online.” 

SAFB President, Adeline Perhogan, said the transition from in-person to virtual events ended up being a smooth one. 

“When we were first informed events would be virtual this fall, we were really nervous about planning,” Perhogan said via email. “Thankfully, the SAFAC organizations were able to meet multiple times over the summer and were able to bounce ideas off one another. The transition to virtual events has been very smooth, and the possibilities of what we can do are endless.”

As far as upcoming events, SVP is hosting a table read of an iconic movie script on Oct. 15 and on Nov 5, an OU Cinema Studies professor will be presenting a critical analysis of movies, with more information to come. 

Perhogan mentioned Thursday night mainstage has been divided up amongst Student Activity Fund Assessment Committee (SAFAC) organizations.   

“SAFB will be co-hosting [Thursday night mainstage] with SVP Sept. 17, Movie and Pop Culture Trivia Night, and Oct. 1, OU Jeopardy,” Perhogan said via email. “SAFB will be solely hosting Mainstage Nov. 12, Michigan Kahoot. All the SAFAC organizations will be hosting Mainstage, Dec. 3, Stress Less Day. We encourage students to sign up for the OSI newsletter to stay up to date with [these events].” 

The SAFB helps to fund, fundraise, implement and organize events for the OU student body. SVP is dedicated to creating a space for film lovers, as mentioned by the organization’s president, Michaela Dorflinger. 

We collaborate with other student organizations to help put on other events at Oakland University, as well,” Dorflinger said via email. “We are a community based on collaboration — we want to help students experience film and film production in a safe and meaningful way.” 

To keep up with upcoming mainstage events, or events put on by the SAFB or SVP in general, visit GrizzOrgs.