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Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

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Medill senior Jack Izzo returns to ‘Jeopardy!’ in a blaze of glory

February 23, 2023

The “J” in Medill senior Jack Izzo’s name might as well stand for “Jeopardy!”  With two appearances on the beloved quizzical game show by age 22, Jack Izzo has achieved what Bob’s Pizza...

McCormick freshman Beni Keown forms a claw with his hand, the symbol for the Wildcats. Keown made it to the semifinals of the “Jeopardy!” College Championship, making about $8,000 in winnings after taxes.

After semi-finals loss, McCormick freshman reflects on his “Jeopardy!” run

April 20, 2020

Going on a nationally televised game show was never part of Beni Keown’s plan. Still, the McCormick freshman and Evanston native made it to semi-finals of this year’s “Jeopardy!” College Championship,...

Beni Keown posing with Jeopardy host Alex Trebek. Keown qualified for the semi finals of the Jeopardy! 2020 College Championship” in an episode that aired Thursday.

Northwestern freshman advances to semifinals of “Jeopardy!” College Championship, guaranteed wildcard spot

April 10, 2020

McCormick freshman Beni Keown guaranteed himself a wildcard spot in the semifinals of the 2020 "Jeopardy!" College Championship after placing second in the quarterfinal matchup, which aired Thursday. Keown,...

Alex Trebek, the host of “Jeopardy!” McCormick Freshman Beni Keown will appear on “Jeopardy!” in early April.

McCormick freshman to appear on Jeopardy this April

February 18, 2020

It started off on a whim. It was about 10 p.m. last October when McCormick freshman Beni Keown decided to take the 50-question entry test to see if he could qualify for “Jeopardy!”  Keown didn’t...

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