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BHSU holds rat race

 

The Black Hills State University Psychology Club recently hosted the annual Rat Race competition at BHSU. Psychology Club members (l to r), Kalah Hutchins, history and art major from Evergreen, Colo., Kayla Spring, psychology major from Union Center, Amanda Koepp, psychology major from Sheridan, Wyo., and rat race spectators  watch as a rat races through the course.

The Black Hills State University Psychology Club recently hosted their annual Rat Race competition at BHSU. The annual fundraiser is hosted by members of the club and event gives other students the opportunity to win prizes and watch an exciting race.

A total of five rats participated in the race, all of whom were named after the psychology faculty at BHSU. Members of the Psychology Club trained the rats for a month to run through a large maze as quickly as possible.

Students, faculty, and staff could choose a rat to put a wager on how fast each rat could run through the maze.  Ten prizes were then awarded to the winners, ranging from gift certificates to restaurants Sam and Louie’s, Burger King, Pizza Ranch, Papa John’s, Little Caesar’s, and KFC, as well as items from the University Bookstore.

The Psychology Club raised over $160, any profit generated will be used help with other events that the Psychology Club hosts every year, such as Take Back the Night and the Northern Hills Training Center Dance.

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