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Survivor Morehead awards winner after 42 days of gameplay

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Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2019 7:26 pm

After 42 days of gameplay with 22 players battling it out, a winner for Survivor Morehead has finally been chosen.  

Griffin Newell, a freshman psychology major, was awarded first place in Morehead’s version of the hit T.V. show Survivor. For a game that involves many twists and turns, Newell never expected to last so long, especially since he was a returning player from season three of Survivor Morehead.

“Since I was around 12 or 13 years old, Survivor has always been a dream of mine to be able to play,” said Newell. 

As contestants of the game got to know each other, friendships and alliances were made to build trust. One of the biggest hardships of the game is setting aside personal relationships with the players to remain level headed while casting votes for evictions.  

One of the challenges, the ‘wall challenge,’ was an endurance challenge where players hold one arm in the air for a chance to win immunity on whomever can last the longest. Incentives such as advantages in future challenges and extra votes were offered throughout this challenge to tempt players to drop out. 

Newell explained that he played to make his parents who love the show proud. He thanked Brandon Banta, the President of Survivor, for allowing him to play again, as well as all the hard work and dedication that he put into this elaborate game.

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