“Grasshopper Cup” is staying at the Beach for another year

October 18, 2021

Photo by Raya Torres

A team of CSULB journalism students took top prize in the Asian American Journalist Association’s collegiate “Trivia Bowl” fundraiser Friday night.  See attached photo.

The trivia bowl is ultra-competitive, super fun and a southern California journalism tradition. The contest brings together corporate teams (Los Angeles Times, KTLA, KPCC, Nielsen, for example) and students from more than 15 universities including UCLA, USC, Stanford, UC Berkeley, Occidental, Claremont, CSU, CSULA and Cal Poly. UCLA had dominated the College Bowl until CSULB won for the first time in 2019. CSULB took the top prize again last year and this year’s victory officially makes CSULB a collegiate trivia powerhouse.

Congrats to 2021 trivia bowl faculty advisors Chris Karadjov and Richard Chang and the team of students that represented three JPR extra-curricular organizations, the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) and Daily Forty-Niner!