Students, get ready for some treasure hunting: SAC is bringing back the medallion hunt.
A longstanding tradition at Northwestern until about four years ago, the medallion hunt was a popular event during Homecoming week. According to Lori Couch, student activities coordinator, the tradition was put to a temporary halt when the medallion was lost during the remodeling of the RSC. SAC will reinstate the tradition beginning on Monday, Sept. 28.
Couch will hide the medallion, which is bronze and circular and has NW’s red and white seal on it, in any place that is considered NW property, including outdoors and indoors. It will not be hidden inside anything that needs to be destroyed in order to get to the medallion. Couch warns students not to deface or destroy college property in pursuit of the medallion.
“You won’t have to dig a hole in the grass to find it,” Couch said. “It should be quite readily accessible.”
Couch will post a clue about the location of the medallion each day both in front of the SAC office and near the cafeteria. Each clue will be posted for one day only, so Couch suggests writing the clues down each day. As the week unfolds, the clues will get more specific.
The medallion hunt is open to all students. No sign-up is necessary, and students can start the search at any time.
The student who finds the medallion should contact Lori Couch and bring the medallion back to her to redeem the prize of $50.