CAB celebrating spooky season with pumpkin events

By: April Burnett, Online Editor

Personally, my favorite holiday is Halloween. I love the aroma, the ambience and the season in general. As a freshman at Newman, I was hoping that some of the events here would keep me from getting homesick for my Halloween traditions at home. It sounds like what Newman has planned will not disappoint. 

Joshua Prilliman, the Director of Student Activities, and Salome Romp, the Campus Activity Board President was excited to talk about the Halloween events coming up. Three of them are on the calendar: a Field of Screams field trip, a pumpkin decorating event, and a pumpkin smashing event. 

Though the trip to Field of Screams, a large haunted cornfield in Maize, is booked up, there are still two other spooky events.

On Oct. 30, students will get the chance to carve pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns 

At a pumpkin carving event that will happen all day in the Fugate Student Center in Dugan Library.  There will also be the option of painting a pumpkin instead of carving one. At the end of the day, there will be a contest to determine the best pumpkin. 

“There will be some ‘best pumpkins’ and a collectively favorite pumpkin,” Prilliman said. This event will be held approximately from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Fugate Student Center and is free for all students.

Then, on Oct. 31, all of the pumpkins that were carved will be destroyed during a pumpkin smashing event. It will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. also in the Fugate Student Center. There will be baseball bats available to hit the pumpkins with.

PHOTO: Alexis Stallard, Editor-In-Chief