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Event spooks up Halloween spirit on campus

Juniors Michelle Web and Christine Kinney carve a jack-o’-lantern at Hagrid’s Pumpkin Patch hosted by CAB in Sneaky Park Thursday. The tradition of carving pumpkins, which originated in Ireland, came from the folklore story of Stingy Jack and his deal with the devil to not claim his soul at death. / photo by Scott Mirimanian

John Bottala
Staff Writer

For the second consecutive year the Campus Activities Board was getting spooky at Sneaky Park on Thursday with plenty of Halloween festivities, such as Pumpkin Carving and frosting Halloween cookies.

This year’s event was dubbed Hagrid’s Pumpkin Patch, as part of the University’s celebration of Deathly Hollows week.

“We have a really great turn out this year, with our carving table, cookie frosting table and the famous fortune telling lady,” Kelly Eder, a special events chair for CAB, said.

LeoFM was setting the mood at the park by attracting many students who were interested in what was going on at Sneaky Park.

“We try to get LeoFM at all of the CAB events, they bring such great energy,” Eder said.

Yimeng Song, an international student from China, was blown away with the activates CAB put on for Halloween.

“This is the first time I have seen pumpkin carving, and I am really excited to participate in this event,” Song, an MBA student, said.

Pumpkin carving is not common in China so a few international students were interested to see how it is done.

“I love to participate in all the actives on campus,” Dennis He, also an MBA student from China, said.

“I am very excited to carve my first pumpkin, I am not sure how to carve it or what to do.” He said.

Song and He did not waste any time learning how to carve a pumpkin.

With the help some of their more experienced American peers, they had a wonderful time during this event.

Aside from pumpkin carving, students also got to frost cookies at the Thursday event, which was a big hit among students who did not mind waiting in a long sugary line.

“Who doesn’t like cookies?” freshman biology major Celisa Walker said.

One of the biggest highlights of the event was the fortune teller, who had people very interested in what she had to say.

Madame Pamita has been involved with Fortune Emporium, fortune telling and the Tarot card reading business since she was 10 years old.

“I love coming here to ULV and telling students their fortune,” Pamita said.

“It is so wonderful to see such inspiring students,” Pamita said.

Pamita had a long line of students waiting for her projections on their future.

“ULV throws some of the best school functions I have ever been to,” Pamita said.

“I am thankful to be part of this”

John Bottala can be reached at john.bottala@laverne.edu.

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