Friday, October 26, 2012

SMU offers Halloween fun for students

By Anna Segner
Cardinal Staff

Saint Mary’s University will offer a variety of Halloween events for students on campus, ranging from the fastpitch softball team’s “Walk of Horror” to Student Activities Committee’s (SAC) pumpkin carving contest.

On Halloween night, SAC will be presenting the popular Halloween movie “Hocus Pocus” in Salvi Lecture Hall at 9 p.m.  According to Thompson, snacks and Halloween cookies will be provided.  There is also a potential costume contest.  Students are encouraged to come in a disguise to enjoy a “spooktacular” Halloween night with friends.

SMU students can also have fun on Halloween night by participating in the softball team’s “Walk of Horror.”  This year marks the sixteenth year that the softball team is hosting the haunted forest.  Students as well as community members are invited to the “Walk of Horror” on Oct. 26-27 and 30-31 from 7-10 p.m.

Head Softball Coach Jen Miller foreshadowed the occasion, “Look forward to some chills and thrills!”

The haunted walk through the bluffs begins between the softball and baseball fields on campus.  It costs $5 for adults and $4 for children and students with their IDs.  Money raised from the “Walk of Horror” goes towards the team’s spring trip and equipment.

In addition to these events, there will also be Halloween events on campus leading up to the holiday.

On Friday, Oct. 26, SAC will be taking students over to the Scary Corn Maze near Lewiston, Minn. Approximately 50 students will be able to join in the spooky night.  Students who are interested should meet by the Information Desk at 6:30 p.m.

SAC will also host a pumpkin carving/decorating contest on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Hall of Fame Room. Students are required to sign up before the contest, according to Director of Student Activities Lance Thompson.  He also said that there will be festive prizes and snacks at the event.

The Office of Residence Life will also offer Halloween entertainment for students by hosting its annual “Halloween Fun Night” on Monday, Oct. 29.  During this event, children from the community are invited to trick-or-treat in residence halls on campus from 5:30 to 7 p.m.  SMU students are encouraged to get involved in a number of ways.  This includes distributing candy and helping with games.  Students who are interested in helping can contact their resident assistant.

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