June 20, 2024

Join the Book Club and other organizations for a spooky celebration

On Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. in Koinonia, students are invited to join some of the university’s organizations for a Franken-Org Halloween event. 

Quite a few university clubs have banded together to put on a campus-sponsored Halloween event that can be enjoyed by any and all students. 

The event consists of the Capital Book Club, Asian American Alliance, Phi Beta, Yarn Club, Star Wars Club, Lego Club, Capital Student Aspiring Educators, Dungeons & Dragons Club, Pride and Creative Writing Club, but other organizations are expected to join. 

Photo by Hannah Welly. The book clubs featured book for the month of October, Coraline.

“It’s definitely interesting to see the ways that incredibly diverse organizations still have overlap. It has definitely felt like a way to practice our networking abilities,” said Hannah Rose, Book Club executive board member. 

This event was originally discussed during the spring as an event for the university’s book club. As a large number of ideas and funding issues developed, it became apparent that the club would not be able to pull this off alone. Thus, a Franken-org Halloween event was born. 

“Due to general budget cuts, we were inspired to collaborate. We were pushed outside of our normal box to collaborate with other organizations in a new way when finding ways to stretch our budget,” said Book Club executive board member Haley Rhoades. 

The involved organizations are asked to make a meaningful contribution to the event, whether this be food, decorations, costume competition, raffle baskets, etc. 

For example, Book Club will be contributing the film rights for Coraline, which is their featured book for the month of October.  The movie will start at 8:30 p.m. and conclude at 10:30 p.m. 

Any students, including commuters, are encouraged to attend the event. The organizations intend to create a fun alcohol-free event on campus for students to come and celebrate the holiday. 

“As the event kept getting bigger and bigger and the budget got a little tighter, we decided that we should just throw a big Halloween party that didn’t have any alcohol at it that celebrated Halloween. There aren’t always a lot of those that are available for people who don’t want to drink,” said Rhoades. 

During the event, there will be several tables designated for each involved organization with take-home resources about them for anyone who attends the event. This gives students the chance to not only enjoy a fun Halloween event, but also to learn more about some of the clubs on campus. 

Hannah Welly, an executive board member for the Book Club, said,“There’s a lot of options [for clubs] but you don’t get to see them all at once unless it’s for tabling time at the beginning of the semester…so for students who are still trying to find their footing, this is a great opportunity to have fun but also maybe see a side of an organization that they haven’t seen before and get to really try new things all at once.” 

Earlier in the evening, Book Club will be having their Books and Booze event in LeSage from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Join them for a discussion of “Coraline” and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic fall drinks (attendees must be at least 21 years old to partake in the alcoholic drinks). Following this event will be the alcohol-free Franken-Org Halloween event. 

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