What to do on Halloween at Union College?


By Sara Vicks

There will be many ways to celebrate Halloween this year. Colleges Against Cancer will hold their annual “Trick Cancer, Treat Your Friends” event. Starting on Wednesday, October 24 and going until

Friday, October 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., students can send a secret bag of candy to a friend. If your friend matches your donation of two dollars or more, your name will be revealed. Proceeds from this event will benefit Kristen Shinebarger in her fight against Ewings’ sarcoma.

This year during common lunch, MEDLIFE’s Wawa Wasi project will be selling baked goods in Reamer. MEDLIFE stands for Medicine, Education, & Development for Low-Income Families Everywhere. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Reamer, the group will sell baked treats for two dollars. Maria Dreeszen ‘13 is involved in this event and says, “The money raised will go towards MEDLIFE’s project to build a daycare center in Peru.”

On Friday, October 26, UProgram will be hosting a haunted house at 9 p.m. in Schaffer Library Plaza. “Ours is going to be different because there’s going to be a maze that people will have to find  their way through,” Ashley Han ‘14 of UProgram said. “There’s going to be really cool light and sound effects with fog and some featured ‘scare rooms.’”

Student Forum will be sponsoring a trip to Six Flags for Frightfest on October 27. President of Student Forum Justin Reilly ‘13 said  “paying for 50 tickets and providing transportation to the park” is covered by Student Forum.

On October 31, Union Greek life will hold an event for local trick or treaters. From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Halloween, each Greek on Lenox Street will decorate their house with Halloween decorations, and local children will be able to go from house to house to get candy and participate in a Halloween activity that each sorority or fraternity will sponsor. Director of Greek Life Sunni Solomon has provided an incentive of 500 dollars to the Greek house with the best decorations.



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