It was a packed house Wednesday Oct. 8 when Eagle Entertainmentput on their own version of the popular reality show FearFactor.
The MPR was filled with a crowd of energetic spectators ready towatch their fellow students engage in a variety of fear filledacts, or so they thought.
Each contestant chosen was representing a team which consistedof athletic teams, fraternities, sororities, clubs and more.
The game began with a trivia elimination round and ended withonly nine contestants left. The remaining participants were forcedto endure a round of timed pepper eating. Most of which seemed tomake it look easy, however only five contestants could move ontothe next round aptly titled “Up-chuck Café.”Each person involved had to roll a pair of dice and eat a blendedmix of ingredients according to the number they rolled. They wereforced to swallow mixes of lard, cottage cheese, and live cricketsto anchovy paste, spam, and sauerkraut.
The crowd roared as one contestant did just what the games nameimplied, others just gave up, and in the end only four contestantsremained.
The final two rounds required the lingering participants to holdlive mealworms in their mouths, where after, they had to chew andswallow. This didn’t seem to faze the games diligentcompetitors who all moved on to the final elimination stunt. Onceagain, the contestants had to eat a variety of stomach-turningingredients until alas, only one was left standing.
In the end, sophomore, Bree Swenson, representing the EWUsoftball team, finished victorious. When asked if it was as hard asshe expected she commented “harder, definitely harder,especially the up-chuck café.”
The event was a great success; however, several spectators feltthat the games stunts were not frightening enough. One student,junior Kristine Oliver said “it was not as scary as I thoughtit would be, but definitely really gross.”
Events coordinator and member of Eagle Entertainment, JamieMorrison, also felt that the night went well. When asked if it hethought it was a success he replied, “yes, the turn-out wasthe best part, and I had someone throw up, so that was a success initself.”