Narrowing It Down – Top 5 Events on Campus This Week – 10/28/12

There is just really so much going on this week I’m not sure where to begin. Okay first, Happy Halloween! Second, Fall Formal is this Friday. Third, it’s parents weekend. Finally, uhh there’s a hurricane coming…? Personally, I believe our campus will be in utter confusion and chaos by at least Tuesday, so everything I say should be taken with a large grain of salt. Anyways, here’s what to look out for on the top 5( okay, I’m actually doing top 6) for this week.

Hurricane Sandy – Monday, October 29th @ everywhere

Hopefully by now everyone has heard about the hurricane coming our way. I know we’ve all been sent the countless emails, but really guys, there’s a hurricane coming. New York( and NJ, Maryland, Virginia) has officially called ‘state of emergency’ status with mandatory evacuations following. There’s also a very particularly outlined area that was on a high wind watch that has now been moved up to a high wind warning. Oh and guess who’s in that area? You’re right, us! The bottom line is class will probably be canceled- holla.

 Study Abroad Faire – Tuesday, October 30th @ 12:30PM, PAC Lobby

Okay so I’m not entirely sure if this will still be happening because our campus could be flooded, on fire, destroyed, etc., but I thought I’d include it anyways. If you’re like me and have skillfully missed every study abroad meeting thus far and are thinking about studying abroad( or even if you’re not), I highly suggest going to this. There are going to be over 20 of our lovely study abroad options there to answer questions, and try to seduce you into applying for their program. There are literally so many cool options to chose from almost everyone can be satisfied.

“When the Veil is Thin…” A Cross-Cultural Halloween Celebration – Wednesday, October 31st @ 3:30PM, Bates Spiritual Space

From the name of the event to where it’s being held this just look like Halloween perfection. One of my favorite parts of writing this column is that I get to find out about events like this. This event is celebrating All Saints Day, Dia de Los Muertos, and Samhain( an ancient Celtic festival). On all of these days the line( or veil) is blurred between the living and the dead and the two worlds can collide. There will be cider, cake, a Day of the Dead alter and, my personal favorite, palm and tarot card readings. Isn’t Halloween just the bombdotcom?

 Bates Halloween Party – Wednesday, October 31st @ 5PM, Bates

Ayo another Bates event! I didn’t attend last year, but apparently, Bates went all out with the decorations and food. After you’re done getting your palm read from the Halloween Celebration upstairs, come down for some ghost shaped chicken nuggets(one can hope) and other Halloween type food. I sincerely hope I’m not getting my hopes up/ lying to you all about how amazing this could be. I also hope Hurricane Sandy doesn’t ruin this.

 Fall Formal Masquerade – Friday, November 2nd @ 9PM, Outdoor Tent

Again, I’m really not sure if this is going to actually happen or if it’s going to be postponed. Maybe just the location will change? I’m not sure. However, it’s fall formal, guys! I know we all look forward to this after the excitement of the first week of school has passed. It’s masquerade themed this year, so definitely whip out that mask you probably made in conference project’s passed. Also remember that there’s a dinner set up in Bates from 6-9. And lastly guys, let’s keep it classy.

 Parent’s Weekend – Saturday, November 3rd @ whenever you wake up

I only half understand why they put fall formal and inviting peoples parents to campus all in the same weekend. It honestly just really baffles me. Anyhoo, there’s early registration on Friday, but all the main events will be happening on Saturday. Definitely don’t forgot that delicious meal they put out under the tent on Saturday morning. I’ll be putting out another article later this week with more info on what’s going down all weekend, but here’s a heads up that our campus will soon be filled with mom jeans and the original hipsters( hey, dad).

Emelyn Hicks, a sophomore at SLC, is a California, Bay Area native who enjoys baking, laughing, sarcasm, and ballet. Emelyn is an animal rights activist, and misses her three dogs and two cats back at home. Currently she is studying Anthropology, Literature, Theatre, and Dance. If you are a fellow hashtag enthusiast feel free to follow Emelyn on Twitter @emelynhicks.

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