The Suffolk University Program Board hosted its annual Halloweek events last week to showcase its spooky spirit.
PC’s off-campus committee kicked off Halloweek with a trip to the SCREEEMFEST in Canobie Lake Park on October 17, where students could enjoy rides or hear a few screams.
The day committee hosted an event featuring Halloween crafts and food, as well as music from WSFR, on October 19 during the student activities period from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on the third floor. of the Sawyer Building. The event offered a variety of crafts, including a dirt mug station, DIY tote bags, decorative pumpkins, and dye shirts with the PC traditions committee.
For some committee members and students, the week was the first time they could experience PC events on campus. PC Day Events President Jillian John spoke of her excitement about getting involved with PC this year.
“I’m in second year, so it’s my first year on campus in a“ normal ”setting. I lived on campus last year, but it obviously wasn’t the same, ”John said. “Honestly, I am the happiest I have been as a student at the moment.”
“I’m so thankful that I can be with my friends and with groups in a safe and social setting,” John continued. “Being able to do events in person is so rewarding. “
On October 20, the Traditions Committee hosted a club event from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the fourth floor of Sawyer where a Halloween-themed participation fair was held.
Members of the student organization E-Board were able to promote and present their clubs while handing out candy to students. At the end there was a Halloween costume contest where a winner was chosen by the PC members and received a prize. The following night, “Scream 2” and “Hocus Pocus” were screened from 5pm to 9pm at Samia B18, with Insomnia cookies served during intermissions.
The final event was hosted by the evening committee and called the Big PC, a play on Massachusetts’ The Big E, on October 22 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the third and fourth floors of Sawyer.
Entertainment committee member Lauren Comeau brought up the idea for the fair’s concept during one of PC’s brainstorming sessions and the idea evolved from there.
The Big PC event featured a variety of fair-themed activities, including tarot card readings, personalized airbrushed trucker hats, and a Suffolk Photography Club photo booth. Students also got to enjoy foods such as cotton candy, sweet pretzels and peas and were able to win prizes in a ticket raffle while listening to music from WSFR.
“It’s so nice to be able to do things in person again,” said Michaela Miller, president of PC entertainment events. “It was a huge hurdle in planning last year. Being able to do what we do best on the Program Board is a great feeling, especially since it’s my last year here. I’m so excited. for The Big PC and other events coming up this year!
The PC holds weekly meetings on Thursdays from 12.30 p.m. to 1.45 p.m. in room 217 of the Samia building.