PIKE Brothers Not ‘Smarter Than a 5th Grader’

    Six UCSD students from the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity
    competed on an episode of the national television show “Are You Smarter Than a
    5th Grader?” that aired Nov. 29 on the FOX network.

    Hosted by comedian Jeff Foxworthy, the show featured John
    Muir College junior Tyler Van Buren, the main contestant who had to rely on
    advice from either a group of fifth-graders or his fraternity brothers to
    answer a series of questions. The PIKE brothers ultimately proved unsuccessful
    against the fifth-graders, but the experience was very rewarding, Van Buren
    said in a press release.

    In the episode’s final round, Van Buren had to admit he
    wasn’t smarter than a fifth-grader after he was asked whether Buddhism
    originated from China or India — he answered China.

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