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Upcoming trivia night celebrates Constitution

Margaret Scott, Asst. A&E Editor

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The Social Sciences Department, along with the History Club, will host a Constitution Trivia Night on Sept. 18 in the Upper Dining Hall in Nazareth Hall from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Students interested in learning about this historical document are encouraged to participate. Attendees can play in teams of three, or come alone and join a team at the event. First, second and third place winners will receive gift certificates to local restaurants.

The trivia night will also have a voter registration table and materials to help students express issues they’re passionate about to local representatives.

Dr. Adam Shprintzen, assistant professor of social sciences, said he is excited for students to engage in local politics and use their voices.

“I think a lot of students aren’t aware of the fact that if they reside in the area, even if they’re from out of state, if they reside in Pennsylvania during the school year, they can register to vote in Pennsylvania,” he said.

The trivia night is following the actual Constitution Day on Sept. 17, which recognizes the day the historical document was signed.

Dr. Shprintzen also wants students to see the Constitution as something that is still relevant today.

“One thing that I think is fascinating about the Constitution is that it’s nothing that’s set in stone, and the framers were smart enough to realize what worked in 1800 wasn’t going to work a hundred years later,” he said. “[It] constantly needs to be kind of reimagined and then also reinterpreted for the times.”

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