Halloween and Fall Activities Excite Students

Anne Yoskoski, Life Editor

With Halloween just around the corner, Wilkes is prepared to celebrate with several events happening on campus very soon that will put everyone in the Halloween Spirit.
Some of the festivities have already started, with a Programming Board roller skating costume party, Make a Difference Day, Psi Chi candy apple bake sale, Check Your Melons and Feather Me Pink breast cancer awareness events, the Empty Bowls fundraiser (which had been pushed back to Oct. 28) and a Manuscript Society Halloween reading.
“I loved the roller skating party,” sophomore biology major Jess Winters said. “Who wouldn’t love to see a man dressed as a roller skating nun? These events are about letting loose with your friends, and it’s always a good time.”
The Check Your Melons and Feather Me Pink events benefited breast cancer awareness by featuring hair feather extensions for $7 each or two for $10, bra pong and a pink-themed bake sale. The biggest seller of the event was the pink hair extensions, and many students were seen walking around campus with pink feathers in their hair.
Several students enjoyed the Manuscript Halloween reading, including undeclared freshman Julia Tass.
“The reading was interesting, Julia Tass said. “It helped get me in a Halloween kind of mood. Kirby Hall was decorated for Halloween, too.”
“The reading had a great turnout, Manuscript Editor Miranda Baur said. We filled most of the salon and had a handful of wonderfully dynamic readers such as Dr. (Thomas A) Hamill who read in Middle English and Gabby Zawacki who read a lively poem she wrote in the third grade. The reading lived up to its expectations as being our most popular event besides the unveiling.”
Upcoming events are fall and Halloween centered, keeping the season in mind. The “scariest” of the events will be an upcoming trip to the Eastern State Penitentiary where students will participate in the “Terror Behind the Walls” event on Nov. 2. Several students are looking forward to this event, including senior business major Jeff Bloom.
“It’s the prefect way to cap off the Halloween season. I heard that they chase you around, so I hope I can run fast enough. I don’t think this is for the faint of heart.”
To start off the first of the fall-themed events, a Fall Skirmish Paintball event has been scheduled for Nov. 10 by the Adventure Education Program. No previous paintball experience is necessary. The cost of the trip is $15. Students looking for more information should contact Jill Price at [email protected].
The Zeta Psi Nursing Honor Society is participating in a fundraiser with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. The Penguins will play the Hershey Bears Nov. 9 at 7:05 p.m. Buying a ticket gets a student not only admission to the game, but also a hat, hot dog and chips and one drink. Ticket cost varies depending on where the seats will be. Students can sign up at the front desk in the Henry Student Center.
More upcoming events include a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, Ruth’s Place fundraisers, casino nights, a karaoke night and the annual Snowball dance.
Additional events will be popping up as the fall season goes on, and WUPB along with Student Government is always looking for new events to plan.