Allison Hoyle, Staff Writer
Putting a spin on the hit TV show, Cash Cab, BARC put together an event this past Monday dubbed “Class Cab” to help kick off Wingate’s Homecoming week. The campus could be seen with several golf carts which were decked out in blue and gold decoration zooming around and passengers blurting out answers to the driver of the cart.
Passengers ranged from just one to a full cart . Students were able to catch a ride on the golf carts and could answer Wingate related questions to win prizes while they were shuttled to their next class.
While students who were on teams competed for the Homecoming Cup, other students were able to participate and could win spirit items such as pom-poms, Wingate cups, koozies and several other goodies.
“As I was walking to the McGee Center, someone pulled up beside me on a Wingate decorated golf cart and asked if I needed a ride to my destination, I said sure and the next thing I knew I was being cheered on by the driver and another member of BARC as they asked me questions,” said Class Cab participate, Lizzie Gamwell. “Whenever I got a question right, they kept cheering me on and I ended up winning some gold beads and a koozie.”
Students were asked questions that ranged anywhere between traditional Wingate history and the knowledge of locations of different things on campus.
“I loved being able to ride from class to my apartment instead of having to walk, plus I won a free cup in the end and was also able to help my team win some points that went towards the Homecoming Cup,” said Kaley Geer. “I was kind of nervous about it at first because I wasn’t really sure what all I would be asked, but once I got started I realized that I actually knew a lot more about Wingate than I originally thought!
With other homecoming activities going on throughout the week, it was important to get students in the spirit by starting with something as interactive as Cash Cart.
“We had a great turn out with participants doing the Class Cab and I really enjoyed being a part of it with asking questions to students because it really showed how much students actually pay attention to their surroundings on campus,” said Mariah Teague, BARC spirit chair.
“I really believe that by BARC putting on this event, it put students in the mood for homecoming and that’s really what it’s all about. Seeing everyone so excited makes us excited and lets us know that we’re doing a great job at putting on these events,” Teague continued
Edited by: Andrew Elliott and Rachael Robinson