My Weekend Plans: Fulfilling a Lifelong Dream

The game show, Cash Cab, first appeared on TV in 2005 and on Marquette’s campus in 2011.

There’s a lot of activities going on this weekend. The drama department is showing the play, The Foreigner and the Varsity Theater is showing Disney Pixar’s Brave. There’s a soccer game against UConn on Saturday at 7:05 p.m. No, not 7:00, but 7:05. As usual, the residence halls have events planned as well. “Classy Cobeen” is on Saturday night from 10 p.m.-12 a.m. and will involve formal attire, old classic movies and a chocolate fountain. You did not misread this. There will be a chocolate fountain. Let’s not forget all of the extra activities associated with Parent’s Weekend. With all of these events going around campus, how will I decide what to do? Which events listed above are on my weekend agenda?


No, I’m not a socially awkward loner who goes to bed at 8 p.m. every night.

I’ve just had this childhood dream. Well, maybe “childhood” is a bit of stretch. Let me rephrase: I’ve had this dream since 2005 when the game show, Cash Cab, first appeared on Discovery Channel. There is something so thrilling about the thought of getting into a cab and preparing yourself for the mundane task of saying “15th and Wisconsin” and instead getting sirens and the promise of cash.

In case you haven’t heard, MUSG is bringing back MU Cash Cab and will run October 5 and 6 from 7:00-11:00PM. One LIMO will be designated as the Cash Cab limo and students will answer questions about either random trivia or questions pertaining to Marquette.  Here’s a link to a YouTube video about the event last year:

Although the prizes are not as extravagant as the actual show, students have the chance to win up to $25 in gift cards. Unfortunately, students cannot specifically request the cash cab LIMO.

Which is why I’ll be spending my weekend waiting outside of buildings, getting dropped off at others and calling DPS to request another LIMO. Yeah, I’m going to be that girl. But these are the extraordinary measures we must take to fulfill a seven-year long dream.