Vote! The WJC Fall 2010 students have made their digital scavenger hunts available via YouTube. We're asking all SIJ/WJC alums to cast your votes by Sunday at 9 a.m. for the best scavenger hunt video. Help your heirs win something cool!
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For each team, you'll see their assignment and their video.
ALL GROUPS: Find the front door of the office of the senior U.S. Senator from the state of the oldest member of your team.
SUPER BONUS FOR ALL: Act out a scene from a "National Treasure" movie on one or more of the original sites.
-Visit the legendary piano that President Truman played, with a sultry actress draped across it. Clue: You will probably need help to visit it, unless you are sneaky. Prove that you visited it, somehow.
-Eat in a kosher deli. Have someone there explain what makes it "kosher."
-In addition to being a Washington Post columnist, E.J. Dionne, Jr., is a scholar and researcher at a major "think tank" here in Beltway land. Where?
-What is "The Big Chair"? Why does it matter?
BONUS! Stand underneath a whale.
-Washington contains one of the nation's only official monuments in honor of those who died on the U.S.S. Titanic. Go there. Please, do not use that song in this part of the video.
-Photography a commercial airliner as it lands on top of your head while standing in a public park (Editor's note: Yes, the plane should be directly above your head and very large).
-The president did it. Bono did it. Bill Cosby does it, frequently. Find, and eat, one of DC's world-famous "half smokes." (Note: If your group contains a Roman Catholic, you may want to do this on Saturday, not Friday.)
-One of the cathedrals in Washington features a stone carving of -- yes -- Darth Vader. Can you photograph it? (Cue the obvious theme music.)
BONUS! Touch a real moon rock.
-Take a picture of your group outside the Watergate (where is THE door?).
-Eat something journalistic at the appropriately named Post Pub. Try the onion rings.
-The official monument to FDR includes a nod to the power of one form of mass media. What is it? Show us.
-Visit the official museum/research center dedicated to the life of Pope John Paul II. Are his skis still there?
BONUS! In what hotel did the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., write the "I have a dream speech"? Why else is this lobby famous?