By Megan Rooney and Abigail Wojick
With the Halloween season upon us, Canisius certainly has no lack of on-campus festivities. This past week, students have already enjoyed a couple of events to celebrate the season with the promise of more on the way.
“Apple Nachos, Brownie Bar, Granny in a Rocking Chair.” This was the headline of the e-mail inviting all undergraduates to “HallowBOOlloza,” a Halloween event on Wednesday night co-hosted by the Commuter Student Association and the Residence Hall Association. If this email headline did not intrigue you enough to attend, here is what this event was all about.
HallowBOOlloza was a fun-filled night of food, spooky music, and good stories from a professional storyteller. There were apple nachos, which is a fall twist on chips and cheese, using apple slices, chocolate, and caramel. There was also a brownie bar, catered by Chartwells, with hot fudge, ice cream, brownies, and many topping options. Palisano was decorated with black and orange streamers, fake spider webs, and mini pumpkins decorated by the members of CSA, giving it a warm and welcoming energy. Students could use a photobooth with different Halloween-themed backgrounds to take photos to help commemorate the event and take funny candids with friends. Overall, HallowBOOlloza was a success and could not have gone better.
If you love scary movies, haunted houses, or just the Halloween season, then Canisius SPB has the event for you. After e-mailing with their contacts in GP Entertainment, the Student Programming Board got Dustin Pari of Ghost Hunters fame to come to Grupp Fireside Lounge this Saturday, 22 October from 8 to 10 p.m. He will share his many fascinating and harrowing experiences and stories from a career in hunting the supernatural. The event will include Pari’s talk, as well as food and drink for those in attendance.
Pari will also be taking the first 40 people to arrive on a ghost hunt at Wehle Technology Center, the closed technology building at the corner of Main and Eastwood.
“You never know what’s going to happen, especially in a building that’s been closed for so long,” Kate Anticoli, chairwoman of SPB, told The Griffin, keeping an open mind to the potential for a ghost sighting. There have been many rumors in the past of people feeling strange while in the building and, most recently, a faculty member double-checked the building for the ghost hunt and reported feeling an eerie sensation throughout. These testimonies make Wehle a great location for the excursion and thrill-seeking students are encouraged to hurry over to the event on Saturday to see for themselves.
SPB is also hosting a zombie casino on Friday, October 28 from 8 to 10p.m. This will be similar to casino events held in the past, only with a fun, Halloween theme. Costumes are encouraged and can be entered in a costume contest at the event. There will be a plethora of prizes to be won, the largest being a $500 gift card. SPB has been working hard to make your Halloween weekend at Canisius enjoyable and entertaining, so come to one of their events. If you’re not into the scares, there will always be free food.