Georgia College’s student newspaper attempts Guinness World Record™

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October 29, 2009

The Middle Georgia community is invited to join hands with the students, faculty, and staff of Georgia College & State University in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record™ for the “Largest Rock, Paper, Scissors” tournament.

The event to be held at 12:20 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 11, is sponsored by the student award-winning newspaper, The Colonnade.

“The Colonnade is excited about having the GCSU community come together to break this record,” said Claire Dykes, The Colonnade editor and chief. “Since I have been a student on campus, I have not heard of any world records being broken, or even a record attempt organized by a student organization.”

The Rock, Paper, Scissors record currently stands with 793 participants in an event organized April 2008 at Brigham Young University, in Provo City, Utah.

Participants need to check-in prior to the 12:20 p.m. start time to ensure proper documentation: photographs, video footage, and witness and participant signatures will be submitted to Guinness.

At the start of the tournament participants will partner up and begin the competition. Each game will consist of three plays, and each player has the choice of three throws: rock, paper, or scissors.

This is how the competition works:
• Rock: wins against scissors, loses to paper and stalemates against itself.
• Paper: wins against rock, loses to scissors and stalemates against itself.
• Scissors: wins against paper, loses to rock and stalemates against itself.
Eliminated contestants must leave the roped off area immediately.
The winner will find another winner and play best out of three again. The process will continue one winner remains.

That final winner’s name will be sent to Guinness as the reigning champion.

Established in 1924, The Colonnade offers accurate, fair and complete news coverage and a forum for debate and discussion for the GCSU community.

The weekly newspaper informs and entertains the campus community and offers students hands-on experience as writers, advertising representatives, editors, photojournalists, designers and publishers, while exercising the constitutional rights and responsibilities of freedom of the press.

“I am personally inviting everyone I know, inside and outside The Colonnade office,” Dykes said. “This is a great way to inform students, faculty, and staff of their news source on campus, and to encourage them to pick-up a Colonnade at the event.”

ABOUT GEORGIA COLLEGE: Georgia College, the state’s designated Public Liberal Arts University, combines the educational experience expected at esteemed private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public higher education. Its four colleges – arts and sciences, business, education and health sciences – provide 6,600 undergraduate and graduate students with an exceptional learning environment that extends beyond the classroom, with hands-on involvement with faculty research, community service, study abroad and myriad internships.

Founded in 1889, Georgia College boasts one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation with Corinthian columns fronting red brick buildings and wide open green spaces. Georgia College also offers graduate education at the historic Jefferson building in downtown Macon, at Robins Air Force Base and online.

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