CAMPUS: Organizations face off in Dusty Cup
By Carolina Cruz
Bridge Staff Writer
Published Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Get Ready. Set. Go!
Texas A&M International University student organizations went face-to-face with one another in this year’s annual Dusty Cup.
TAMIU organizations participate in a series of competitions, called Dusty Cup, for the opportunity to win prizes which benefit their organizations. It was held on April 24 this year.
“We do a physical portion, academics and social media,” Traditions Committee Chair Monserrat Garza said. “So, all the organizations compete for a chance to win between three grants.”
TAMIU Pre-Law Chapter, Sigma Delta Lambda, and the A. R. Sanchez School of Business Dean’s Student Advisory Council competed for first place with a $500 grant, second place with a $400 grant and third place with a $300 grant.
Junior political science major José Eduardo Alvarado participates as a member of the TAMIU Pre-Law Chapter. He also competed in the Dusty Cup games.
“We participated in the Dusty Cup today and honestly it was pretty fun in the first challenges, which were part of the physical portion,” Alvarado said on the day of the event. “We did lose some, but in the end I think we still prevailed.”
In the physical portion of the games, each organization competed in a set of activities at the TAMIU Recreational Center, which ranged from blind dodgeball to basketball, and even to a Mario Kart-inspired obstacle course.
The event also tested participants’ knowledge on a variety of subjects, including TAMIU history, in the form of trivia questions for the academics portion of the competition. The organizations documented the event on their social media for the last category of the competition.
The University Life Awards ceremony announced the winners on April 30 with the TAMIU Pre-Law Chapter winning the first-place prize of $500. Second place went to Sigma Delta Lambda and third place went to the A. R. Sanchez School of Business DSAC.