By Esther Folaranmi
Attention ghouls, goblins and zombies alike: Come and party on Oct. 29.
That is the message from the Student Government Association (SGA), which is excited to be hosting this year’s “Spooktacular: Take It to the Grave,” an event that will be filled with insane costumes, ghost tours and mystery.
“I hope students gain a safe and fun environment to celebrate Halloween,” said Allie Koury, SGA president. “It’s going to be a great time filled with food, dancing and a few surprises.”
This event is one that will encompass the many traditions that go along with the haunting holiday.
“The great holiday of Halloween inspired this event, but we have also done the event before. We wanted to provide it again for all of our students so they can enjoy something throughout the week before the weekend festivities begin,” said Alexis Bonamassa, a junior who is coordinator of the event. “I believe the students are going to have a lot of fun. There are many different aspects to the event, and many things you can do, so I hope everyone’s expectations are met.”
The night will start off eerily with ghost tours around campus to uncover the dearly departed still amongst us. Ghost tours take off from the terrace of the BLC at 8 p.m., and the party is set to start at 9. The Cavalla Room will be unrecognizable, transformed by the hosts to fit the theme of the night, “Take It to the Grave.” Food and sweets will be available and DJ Avi will provide the music entertainment for the night. The event is free.
Students who come dressed in costume to the event could win one of the night’s costume contests. Members of SGA will also be joining in the fun by attending in costume. Winners will be chosen by the judges, who are SGA members, and the prizes will remain a surprise until the reveal of the contest winners.
“There will be the standard individual costume contest as we did last year, but this year we are providing another outlet to showcase creativity,” said SGA Organizational Affairs Team (OAT) leader John Mancini. “We are having a group contest as well as a Greek contest, so grab your friends and come dressed to impress.”
There will be a photo booth at the party, giving attendees the ability to capture the night with their friends.
A Halloween party needs a little mystery, so in honor of that tradition, Spooktacular will be having a super-secret special performance.
“I can’t give too much away, but it will definitely be a thrill to watch,” said Bonamassa.
With its many haunts and mysterious surprises, the committee is unanimous in saying that this year’s Spooktacular is an event that should not be missed.
“I hope that students come out and enjoy themselves,” said senior graphic design major and public relations chair of OAT Bridget McAlinden. “Everyone on SGA has worked really hard since the start of the semester to make sure this event is even better than last year’s Spooktacular.”
Additional reporting by Tara DeLorenzo and Danielle Gittleman.
Printed in the 10/29/14 edition.