By Sara Gutierrez |Staff Writer|
Since the beginning of time, humans have been trying to answer the eternal question: Who is the greater sex?
CSUSB’s very own students battled to answer this question last Wednesday night during “The Battle of the Sexes” game show.
The event consisted of two trivia games, two eating contests, four physical challenges and two improvisation challenges, which included singing.
The audience acted as judges to the challenges –excluding the trivia games– where prizes included Baker’s gift cards and of course gender pride.
San Manuel Student Union board program members hold different events throughout the year.
“[We] host events for students so they can get involved,” said student Yeciaca Soto.
This event was a new concept thought up by program board members.
“[We wanted] to change it up a little bit. [Do] something different,” said student Karen Chavez.
And change it up they did. The approval of the participants was evident by the roars of laughter and eccentric participation level.
At the entrance of the theater, program board members were there to greet and register willing participants.
In the SMSU theater, several members scouted and directed students to the event’s challenges.
The theater was decorated in style with bright balloons and red draped tables. The music of Mackelmore, Adele and various other artists filled the theater to helped excite the crowd.
The Masters of Ceremonies, Michael Mejia and Heather Wilson, warmed up the crowd and ran the battles.
Mejia and Wilson played well off one another. Their banter with each other and the audience helped the comical feel of the evening.
The first contest was a trivia game.
Beatrice Ortega and Rene Gonzales were among the 10 students to participate in the game.
The questions for the ladies consisted of NFL facts, car repair and cartoons. The men had questions based on female hygiene, the Twilight Saga and cosmetics.
Men won the first battle but the night was far from over.
Students participated in a series of challenges including a three legged race and whip cream eating contest.
The stand out performance of the night was the Rhythm & Beef challenge.
Contestants formed teams with three on each side. Each team was given a few minutes to create their best R&B rendition of a Valentine’s Day song.
The male team not only had a beat boxer but did a dance routine along with their song.
Everyone in the audience was in hysterics and the song was infectious.
To end the night SMSU student program board had the challenge entitled, “Breaking up is hard to do.”
Contestants on the two person teams had to break up with their opposing team.
The team with the funniest break up speech won.
Carmen Prado, Valerie Zometa, Jesus Guidino and Damarca Parker took part in this event.
Ultimately, the men ended up winning the challenge.
With a total of 10 events, the women dominated. Winning six of the events.
Though the audience and judges overwhelming consisted of women, the ladies were able to fairly defeat the men.
Question answered, well at least until the next “Battle of the Sexes” challenge.
Guys, are you ready for a rematch?