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Celebrating Halloween in a Freaky Fashion

Gabby DeMarchi

A&E Editor

Springfield College is getting spooky.

Campus Activities Board (CAB), along with Late Night Madness, Campus Recreation and P.A.W.S. (Peer-Administrated Wellness Seminars), have been preparing and continue to get the SC community ready for Halloween with a week simply called Freak Week.

It all began with Well-O-Ween this past Friday night. Late Night Madness partnered up with P.A.W.S. to put on a night of fun, games and scary activities.

Among those activities, there was a scavenger hunt that sent you all around the field house asking questions about safe sex and safe drinking. There also was an arts and crafts station, an obstacle course, a bungee run and of course, a haunted trail.

P.A.W.S. also got involved with a Breast Cancer Awareness Month table, as well as a safe sex table that had several different activities that students could participate in.

CAB is also heavily involved in the activities that will be going on during Freak Week, and they’ve even had some fun to promote the week.

“This year, CAB has its largest, and I believe, most dedicated members yet, and they are doing a great job,” said president of CAB, Kelly Amaniera. “Advertising has been our primary concern, which is why we had the flash mob in Cheney.”

Last Thursday, members of CAB performed a flash mob dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” which ended with handmade signs and chanting to promote Freak Week.

“The ‘Thriller’ stunt promo was our first flash mob, and we could not have done it without our dedicated members,” said Amaniera.

This past Monday, CAB had comedian Tom Cotter, and on Wednesday, they had beat-box musician Heatbox. SC’s own Pat Long opened for Heatbox with his beat-boxing routine.

“Pat has performed at several open mic nights and talent competitions on campus, and we [were] excited to have him open for our event,” said Amaniera.

In between everything else, Haunted Hall will be happening this Friday from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Alumni Hall, Rob Kearney and Adam Sickler will hold a Halloween show on Friday night on the Union Stage from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m., and the SC Dancers will hold a Halloween dance in Judd at 7 p.m. on Friday.

Also part of Freak Week, Late Night Madness will hold LMN: Movie Night showing the creepy thriller The Roommate at the Union Stage from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. After the movie, a D.J. will play music and there will be a game night until 1 a.m. in the Union.

“October is always a stressful time for students with midterms coming up, and we want to make the extra effort to get students out and participating in fun, stress-relieving events,” said Amaniera.

To wrap up a week of fun, next Wednesday, CAB will be sponsoring a Halloween-themed Midnight Bingo. Whoever chooses to dress up in Halloween costume will receive an extra bingo card.

Late Night Madness, CAB, Campus Recreation and P.A.W.S. have all been working hard these past few weeks to make Freak Week a week to remember.

“Our members have been working events all semester and [are] ready [to] take on the challenges of multiple events in a week,” said Amaniera of CAB’s preparation.

So, take an hour or two out of your busy studying schedule this week and check out some Halloween-themed fun with CAB, Late Night Madness and Freak Week.

Gabby DeMarchi may be reached at

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