Prepping for the Halloween Season From haunted houses to reading “The Raven”

By Allyson Hinkle Assitant Editor

Associate Dean Dr. Jacky Dumas scared English Adjunct and Alumna Miracle Gant at the Poe Party in Lord Conference Center, Thursday, Oct. 21.
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The latter half of the month of October saw a number of different festive events around campus, and more are on the way. Thursday, Oct. 21, the English Club hosted an Edgar Allen Poe Party with a poetry contest that senior Katelynn Pizzio won. Junior Paige Buyer won the costume contest dressed as Newt Scamander. Participants read Poe’s “The Raven,” and Associate Dean Dr. Jacky Dumas, dressed as Oogie Boogie from “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”  Oct.26 the Student Government Association 

(SGA) hosted a costume party in McLane Great Hall with a costume contest, with a purse of $200. The spirit of Halloween will continue Halloween night when the brothers of Kappa Kappa Psi will be hosting a haunted house – “Halloween Headquarters” – in Presser Hall from 7:00 -11 p.m. The fraternity has been planning this event throughout the month of October, and the haunted house will consist of different floors that will persistently get scarier as guests are led through the building.


A line forms behind A.J. Johnson (External VP) as students in costume stand in line to read their part of “The Raven”: at the Poe Party. Left-Right behind Johnson is Emily Schmid (Internal VP); Paige Buyer (Treasurer); Zoe Villegas (Secretary); and Luke Bentz (President).
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Anyone is invited to attend, from students to family members, as the brothers of Kappa Kappa Psi have made a valiant effort to return Halloween Headquarters to its former spooky status due to the events of the COVID-19 pandemic.   On Nov. 5, there will be the traditional Zombie Run across campus starting at 7:30 p.m. College View apartments.

Overall, the festivities across campus have served as a small moment to relax for students as they prepare for finals, which begin on Nov. 18.

Author: The Bells Staff

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