Josie Bianchi ’20 will represent Stanford in the “Jeopardy!” College Championship alongside 14 other college students vying for a $100,000 grand prize and a berth for the show’s next Tournament of Champions. Bianchi was one of 15 finalists out of the 25,000 students who attempted to qualify for the competition.
Last Thursday, having gorged myself on a hearty (turkey-free, since I’m a vegetarian) meal, I collapsed onto my motorized reclining couch at home and started sinking into a gastronomic coma. With drooping eyelids while trying desperately to stay open to watch the snooze-fest that was the Raiders playing the Cowboys at JerryWorld, my time awake was going to be quite short.
Matt Olson ’14 [a Daily copy editor] progressed to the semifinals of the “Jeopardy!” College Championship after winning his quarterfinal game, which aired Feb. 6. The symbolic systems major competed in the televised round against Monica Thieu from the University of North Texas and Zach McDonnell from the College of William and Mary. The prize for the final round of the college championship is $100,000.