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Who is... 'Jeopardy!'s college championship winner? UT student takes home 250K prize in game show contest

UT student Jaskaran Singh won the Jeopardy! National College Championship Tuesday night. (Jaskaran Singh/Twiter)

University of Texas senior Jaskaran Singh has found the ultimate remedy to student loans—the business major raked in a $250,000 grand prize after beating out 36 other university students to win the Jeopardy! National College Championship that aired Tuesday night.

Singh, who is a finance and business major in the Texas McCombs School of Business, won eight Daily Doubles and answered both Final Jeopardy! questions correctly to take the grand prize over two other college students.

The two-game championship saw Singh beat out Kennesaw State University's Raymond Goslow and Northeastern University's Liz Feltner with his supreme buzzer skills: although he had the lowest total accuracy at 83%, Singh buzzed in 66% of his attempts at the throne to answer almost 50 questions.

Singh "ran the 'food combos' category" and scored on high-stakes Daily Doubles questions to take home the ultimate prize, according to the official box score.

The nine-episode series cut down from 36 contestants from universities around the country before the two-game final on primetime Tuesday night. Singh won two games prior to the finals, pocketing a separate $24,000 in his semifinal win that aired Friday.

Jaskaran is no stranger to quizzes: he's headed to nationals with UT's Quiz Bowl team this April and was a national championship winner at his high school in Plano.

With his smarts broadcast across the country, Singh's had over 250 requests on LinkedIn, but he' already got a job lined up with the Boston Consulting Group in Dallas after graduation. In the meantime, he's looking to cram in just a little bit more knowledge with a final computer science class, Russian class and a few history courses in his final year of school.


Tito's releases (not so?) ugly sweater line for the holidays, profits to charity

Tito's Handmade Vodka

Show your love for Tito's and for the community this year with a wide selection of not that ugly, uglyish, ugly, uglier, and ugliest holiday sweaters.

There's lots choose from, and plenty of accessories like scarves and socks, plus gear for your dog, too.

All of the items can be purchased online or at the Love, Tito’s Retail Store in Austin, TX. 100% of all net proceeds from online or in-store purchases go to one of the nonprofits we’ve teamed up with.

Click here to see the entire collection in the Tito's store.

Mac and Cheese Fest and Free Art Exhibit
Waterloo Greenway, Good Vibrations Installation

🗓 All weekend

🎨 Creek Show Art Exhibit

Check out this highly anticipated art exhibition with illuminated art along Waller Creek. Tickets are free and the event includes food vendors, dazzling lights, live music, and hands-on activities

All weekend 6 p.m - 10 p.m | 📍Waterloo Park

✨ Mozart's Light Show

This iconic holiday tradition lights up for the first time this holiday season starting this weekend! Reserve your spot for an enchanting light and sound performance, delicious hot cocoa, sweet treats, and some overall fun with your friends or family. The show runs till January 6th.

6 p.m and 9 p.m | 📍Mozart's Coffee Roasters - 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

🗓 Saturday

🥊 Kickboxing in the Park

This fitness event is free and open to the public. Get your morning started right with a "Fitness in the park" class for kickboxing! The class will be led by certified instructors and is a great way to get a cardio workout in while also honing your self-defense skills.

10 a.m - 11 a.m | 📍 Metz Park

🛍 The Front Market

Support local LBGTQ+ and female artists at this outdoor market with over 150 vendors. Get your holiday shopping out of the way at this event, with vendors for food trucks, handmade goods, raffles, hands on workshops and activities, and more.

11 a.m - 5 p.m | 📍Ani's Day and Night - 7107 E Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78741

🗓 Sunday

🧀 Mac and Cheese Fest

Did someone say cheese?! If you're like me and always willing to get your hands on a bowl of mac and cheese, then this event is for you. Check out the Mac and Cheese festival happening this weekend to decide which vendor has. the best mac and cheese for yourself, and enjoy the bar with creative cocktails while you're at it. Tickets start at $45.

11 a.m - 3 p.m | 📍Lantana Place - 7415 Southwest Parkway