Faced with the choice to continue studying or go home, Will Poteet and Emerson Meadows instead decided to ask people in the Pit questions in exchange for a piece of candy. After realizing their idea was a hit, they formed the Question Club.
Meadows said the opportunity to start asking questions came when he and Poteet saw an unoccupied table in the Pit.
“We sat down on it and kind of had the idea that it'd be fun to ask people silly, goofy questions,” he said.
Poteet, a UNC junior and club co-founder, said the club is all about connecting with students.
“It's just about having fun, honestly, going out, meeting people and making a bunch of new connections,” he said.
Since its founding earlier this month, the club has gained around 200 members and has handed out over 700 pieces of candy.
Poteet said a large number of people who are asked questions end up wanting to join the club themselves — despite it being informal and not directly affiliated with the University.
Makayla Teen, a UNC first-year and member of the Question Club, said the questions asked are amusing and light-hearted.
Teen said recent questions include "If you had to change your first and last name, what would you change it to?" and "If you had to choose anyone to be president for the rest of their life, who would it be?"