Clash of the Halls: Day 3

The winning mural, submitted by 07! (Source: Katya Bezugla/ISP)

It may have been an I-day, but IMSA students weren’t catching up on sleep today. It was Day 3 of Clash. While the day right before Pep Rally might be less intense than the rest of the week, four events were judged today. Let’s see a rundown. 


In the weeks leading up to Clash, every hall painted and created a mural to represent their hall. Judges scored the murals during midday, based on factors such as originality, sense of campus community, quality of construction, aesthetic, and use of theme/incorporation of diversity. 

Hall murals included a Victorian-era inspired skeleton made from branches for 1501, a rising phoenix for 1502, a transcendent being in space with LED effects for 1503, a butterfly pattern and a shattered timer for 1504, an elaborate mask for 1505, a nostalgic disco and denim design for 1506, and finally a Nighthawks-inspired convenience store painting for 1507.

Profile Pictures were also judged, and halls took a variety of approaches. 1501, 1503, and 1505 made profile videos that had special effects such as stars twinkling and flames flickering. Meanwhile, 1502, 1504, 1506. and 1507 stuck to profile photos with varying amounts of editing.

Finally, judges ranked each hall’s t-shirt. T-shirts had designs on the front and the names of all the students in each hall on the back. Each hall used there Clash colors and themes to design their t-shirts.


Mural: 1-1507, 2-1506, 3-1505, 4-1501 and 1503 (tie), 6-1502, 7-1504

Profile Pictures: 1-1501, 2-1504, 3-1503 and 1505 (tie), 5-1502, 6-1506, 7-1507

T-Shirt: 1-1506 and 1507 (tie), 3-1505, 4-1501, 5-1504, 6-1503, 6-1502

Game Show

At 7pm in the Auditorium, the halls poured in for Wednesday’s main event: Game Show. Each hall would send up members for short tasks, We have it broken down for you below.

  1. Name that Tune: Two contestants from each hall guessed the name and artists from just 10-second clips of songs. 
  2. Pictionary with a Twist: From two contestants in each hall, one drew objects blind-folded, while the other attempted to guess what was being depicted.
  3. Back Balloon Bopping: Two contestants from each hall tried to pop balloons between their backs the fastest.
  4. Egg Fan: One contestant from each hall used a cardboard fan to roll an egg across the stage in a race.
  5. Fishing for Drama: One contestant from each hall attempted to pick up plastic objects from under the stage with fishing line the fastest.
  6. Don’t Drop the Sticks: Two contestants from each hall tried to get the most squats while balancing a ruler on their pinky fingers.

Game Show brought lots of cheers and laughs to those in attendance, and the scores are as follows:

Scores: 1-1504, 2-1505, 3-1507, 4-1501, 5-1503, 6-1506, 7-1502

Riddles were also announced last night, with only 1502 correctly solving both (placing them in first place for the event overall), and ’06 snatching the second riddle. 

It’s quite a close race this year! Here is how the final scores stand: 1) 1505, 2) 1506, 3) 1507, 4) 1501, 5)1503, 6)1504, and 7) 1502. 

Remember to return to The Acronym for a recap of tomorrow’s Pep Rally and the finale of Clash!


About the Author

Parth Dhyani
Parth lives in 1501 B-wing and works as the Acronym's Managing Editor. As Managing Editor, he oversees special projects and writes occasional articles. When he is not writing, he enjoys working on IMSA's environmental club: Club Terra.

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