Program Board hosts annual ‘Halloween Bash’

Buzz-Lightyear and Woody check in oncoming students for the Halloween Bash on Oct. 27. The event was held by Program Board and featured different activites. Vanguard Photo Editor | Justin Kruskie

Saginaw Valley State University hosted multiple weekend events in honor of Halloween this past weekend. Events took place each day and students joined together to celebrate Halloween in their own unique ways.

On October 27th from 7p.m to 11p.m., SVSUs Program Board hosted their annual Halloween Bash. Students from across campus joined together to enjoy different Halloweenthemed activities.

Halloween Bash consisted of a variety of different events throughout the night, each held in different areas of the campus surrounding student life.

Students dressed up for Halloween and painted realistic skulls during the Halloween Bash on Oct. 27. Vanguard Photo Editor | Justin Kruskie

The events ranged from enjoying free mocktails with PHE to Monster Jeopardy in the Programming Room. Halloween Bash also hosted different performance groups, such as the Hip Hop Crew, which kicked off the event and performed from 7:30p.m to 8p.m.

In a collaboration with the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, students participated in Skull Painting in the Programming Room from 7 p.m to 9 p.m. This added a creative and educational twist to celebrating Halloween.

Southwest Community Council also hosted a Bingo night during this time in the Thompson Student Activities Room (TSAR). Directly following the Bingo event was a Beads and Movie night for the students to enjoy. To finish the night off strong,

Forever Red held a costume contest in the rotunda. Throughout each of these individual events, a DJ played for the students; in addition, a photo booth and escape rooms kept students engaged in between events and in their downtime.

A student dresses up as his favorite Star Wars villain during the Halloween Bash. Vanguard Photo Editor | Justin Kruskie

Andrew Giglio, fourth year marketing major and Program Board president said his favorite parts of the event involved watching the activitues come together after the planning lead by Jenna Krolak, Senior event planner.

“It is always my favorite thing seeing people realize just how qualified and capable they are,” Giglio said.

Halloween Bash is a unique event here at SVSU because of its ability to pull in so many different student organizations under one place to enjoy celebrating a national holiday.

Jamie Eichert, an elementary education major and first year student, attended the event.

“The performance from the hip-hop crew was amazing,” Eichert noted. “I really loved the skull painting too. Such a fun way to get involved and get into the Halloween spirit.”

Program Board also hosted a scary movie night at 7p.m. the following day, inviting students to come grab some popcorn and watch the cult classic “Scream” together in the TSAR, which kept student’s spirits high for the Halloween weekend.

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