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SAN ANTONIO It's one of those assignments that takes the home out of homework:Students at Northwest Vista College were out moving and shaking on Election Day.

Every two years, a class of students ambush the polls and watch parties for a grade. Over the years, the scavenger hunt has become so popular that often times the students don't even have to find the candidates because the candidates find the students first.

The students' objective is to collect signatures from local candidates on the biggest day in politics.

Out and about since 5 a.m., the aggressive students managed to make an appearance on live TV and got a shout out on live radio. They've also flooded Twitter with photos from their hunt.

But it's not all about the photo ops and autographs. It's about the hands-on political adventure.

Former San Antonio City Councilman Robert Marbut, who teaches the class, said the scavenger hunt isn't all about photo ops and autographs. It's about the hands-on political adventure.

It's been the best way to get involved, Marbut said. I have graduates that went on to the legislature.

Later on Tuesday, the group plans to ambush watch parties and listen in on victory speeches. Wednesday morning, they will head to Austin to complete their hunt.

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