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CSSH student to compete on Jeopardy! college tournament

Image of Kate Laubscher SSH'18 with Jeopardy! host Alec Trebeck

On Tuesday night, Kate Laub­scher, SSH’18, will rep­re­sent Northeastern in the second quar­ter­final of the 2016 Jeopardy! tour­na­ment, in which col­lege stu­dents show­case their gen­eral knowl­edge skills on the famous quiz show for a chance to win the $100,000 grand prize.

The answer is: A polit­ical sci­ence and com­mu­ni­ca­tions studies com­bined major, with an affinity for U.S. his­tory, she is North­eastern University’s first-​​ever par­tic­i­pant on the Jeop­ardy! Col­lege Cham­pi­onship.

Who is Kate Laubscher?

On Tuesday night, Laub­scher, SSH’18, will rep­re­sent the Red and Black in the second quar­ter­final of the 2016 tour­na­ment, in which col­lege stu­dents show­case their gen­eral knowl­edge skills on the famous quiz show for a chance to win the $100,000 grand prize.

It was a crazy expe­ri­ence,” Laub­scher said. “They filmed the whole tour­na­ment over two days so it was a whirl­wind. It’s a very short amount of time to prove your­self. But I’m really excited to have had the oppor­tu­nity to rep­re­sent Northeastern.”

The episode, which was filmed in Jan­uary, will air Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. EST on CBS. Check your local list­ings if you aren’t in the EST zone.

Read the full story at news@Northeastern.

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