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Hallowpalooza A Real Scream

Last Saturday, October 27, students across campus celebrated Halloween as a whole. Six different dorms took part in this year’s Hallowpalooza festivities, with a different activity taking place in each throughout the night.

Students carved pumpkins to celebrate the weekend before Halloween.

The events ranged from pumpkin carvings at Dana, to a double-header of scary movies at Danforth, and even a big Halloween dance at Bingham. A spooky ghost walk took place at Blue Ridge, a tour around campus showing where various "ghosts" are said to reside.

As an alternative activity for those people who don’t normally celebrate Halloween, Pearsons Hall held an “Apple Craze” outside the building where students could come and get a caramel apple or apple cider. Students were invited inside to watch movies downstairs. There was even a giant cow--a fake cow that is. Junior Sarah Dougherty, an RA at Pearsons Hall, stood outside at the "Apple Craze," completely decked out in a huge cow costume. “My favorite thing about Halloween is dressing up,” she said. However, being a cow wasn’t that easy. “People kept pulling on the head part and knocking me over. But other than that, I loved it.” Like Dougherty, her roommate, Sophomore Kara George, who dressed as a golfer for the night’s festivities, likes Hallowpalooza for the tasty snacks and pumpkins the most. “I like the free chocolate and the range of emotions of the pumpkins at Dana Hall quite a bit,” she said.

With Halloween actually taking place on a Wednesday this year, Berea’s Hallowpalooza provided students with a day of celebratory partying, indeed complete with candy, pumpkins and even cows.

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