Halloween Brings the Spook and Spirit to Wilson
By Sam Schlegel
Halloween is always big at Wilson and this week was no different than the previous years. The professors threw another great Halloween party this year on Thursday, Oct. 27, decorating the Science Complex to Halloween perfection, from the huge spider seated on the piano to the glowing beakers and test tubes in display cases on the second floor. The food was mostly Halloween/horror themed, ranging from “cut-off fingers” (hot dogs) to spider punch (red punch with floating plastic spiders). A slime workshop upstairs in the chemistry lab caught the attention of party-goers. Everyone came dressed in their best costumes, including the faculty and staff. It was a fun night as everyone danced the night away, thanks to our great professors.
Friday, Oct. 28 was the Halloween dance sponsored by the Campus Activities Board (CAB), which is a student-run in comparison to Thursday night’s celebration. The dance was held in Laird Hall with CAB members decorating with everything from severed limbs to fake spider webs. A fog machine provided a spooky mist as entered the dance hall. Attendees enjoyed food and drinks, including mozzarella sticks and “mummy dogs” (tiny hot dogs wrapped in dough).
A new DJ pumped up the energy, following many complaints from students about the quality of the DJs for the dances in previous years. Students said the DJs did not play popular songs so the event become boring. The DJ, from Phantom Shadow was actually an alum from Wilson. CAB President Nicole Zuleger ‘17 stated, “She played a nice mixture of old and new songs that you could actually dance to.” Other students seemed to agree with Zuleger as the students danced the night away.