Halloween Art Night encourages fall spirit within WC community

By Heather Fabritze
Elm Staff Writer

The Washington College Student Events Board hosted a Halloween-themed craft evening in the Hodson Egg on Tuesday, Oct. 12, featuring music, snacks, and fun quizzes for students to enjoy with friends.

The night began at 7 p.m. with Halloween tunes and a showing of the music video for Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” Other classic music video showings throughout the night included China Anne McClain’s “Calling All the Monsters” and “Spooky Scary Skeletons.”

Students who attended could also participate in two Kahoot quizzes, which were Halloween and fall-themed. The top three podium winners for each game received a gift card for various stores around Chestertown.

Following Kahoot, the popular fall movie, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” played in the background.

The main event of the night was the crafts. Students could choose from designed pieces of wood that could be painted or colored.

Painting options included a pumpkin with the phrase “Give Thanks” and a wheelbarrow of sunflowers with the words “Hello Fall” printed on the side. Those who preferred to color with markers could fill in signs that read “Harvest Blessings.”

Junior Noah Vargas, the head of the SEB Series Committee, emphasized the purposeful, relaxing nature of the crafts and of many of SEB’s other events.

“I think if people are looking for a place to go on campus and they just want to have a good time, they’re feeling stressed, they have too many papers to do or if they want to meet new people, make new friends after COVID, this is one of the best ways to do that and have a great time,” Vargas said.

In addition to crafts, snacks and refreshments were also available, including various Tastykake options, candy, and apple cider.

Sophomore Carly Townsend appreciated the overall visual and social atmosphere.

“I really like the music and I like just being around my friends,” Townsend said.

Freshman Claire Maskin agreed that the excitement in the room made the night as fun.

“The community’s been really lively,” Maskin said.

The atmosphere of the event was only helped by its decorations. The Egg was decked out with Halloween decorations, including hanging bats and ghosts, lights, and witch table centerpieces.

Seeing so many WC students enjoying the evening together was Vargas’ favorite part of the event.

“Just seeing everybody happy to be together; I think it’s been harder to notice that in a couple of the past couple events,” Vargas said. “People are still kind of hesitant about being in person and all that, but… the vibes were there, I’ll say that. People seemed to be in really good spirits, so that was very exciting for us.”

Vargas also extended a heartfelt thanks to all those who have attended SEB’s events over the past few weeks. “Thank you to everybody that came out to the past couple events Series has done, and really all the events we’ve done so far,” Vargas said. “These past three weeks have been very stressful, but I’m so glad that people were able to stop by and participate in these events, because it means a lot to SEB.”

Photo by Jakob Watt

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