The Campus Activities Board presented Witch Will You Wear Oct. 17 in Sneaky Park where students were able to decorate Halloween costume pieces and room decorations to get into the holiday spirit.
From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. CAB had a table filled with witch hats, pirate hats, picture frames and other Halloween pieces that students could decorate with paint, stickers, glitter and other adornments.
“The goal of this event is to get people in the spirit of Halloween and have students feel more at home at school with some Halloween decorations,” said Anais Hidalgo, sophomore business major and CAB Spirit Chairwoman.
Students stopped in at the table between classes and while walking through Sneaky Park.
Decorating Halloween accessories presented the opportunity to get away from studying for midterms, which are happening on campus at this time of year.
“This is a break from school and it is never a bad thing to let your creative side out and be like a kid again,” Andrea Guerra, senior athletic training major, said.
Students were welcomed by CAB members and enjoyed listening to LeoFM while gluing and painting.
Students strolling through were able to be exposed to what campus life has to offer while interacting and talking to the CAB members as they worked on their Halloween arts and crafts.
“I commute so events like this help me to interact with other students,” said Michelle Leon, sophomore photography major.
The event served as a promotion for CAB’s Monster Mash, which occurred that same night.
Students were encouraged to wear the accessories they decorated to the evening event, which was a costume dance.
“Witch Will You Wear” also got students thinking about their plans for Halloween night.
“I have not even started looking for a Halloween costume and this reminded me I should get on top of it pretty soon,” said Guerra.
The Halloween spirit that CAB hoped to bring to students was extended further through bowls of candy and pretzels out on the table for snacks.
Room decorations intended for dorms provided festive pieces that students are able to enjoy without paying for them at the store.
“There are people who live on campus and this is a way for them to feel at home,” Hermosillo said.
CAB member Liz Ortiz, junior journalism major and Concert Chairwoman who planned the event alongside Hidalgo, said that she genuinely hoped for students to come out and have a good time with one another.
“It makes us feel like a family because at home you can do things like this with family and here you can do it with classmates,” Angel Hermosillo, senior kinesiology major, said.
CAB events are worthwhile, according to Ortiz, because they bring students closer together while bonding over CAB’s aim at one thing: to get others in the spirit of Halloween.
“I came out just to get away from the stress of school and have fun decorating for Halloween,” Hermosillo said.
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