Today’s the day! The fall dance concert is finally here! All semester long those involved in the dance classes here at Washington College have been working on their performances for the fall showcase. This year’s concert is rightly named “Halloween Night!” It will include an array of dances that follow the theme of Halloween. The dancers in the show are comprised of students of all calibers. From beginners to the advanced, you will see how hard everyone worked to put on an amazing show.
The first show starts at 7:30PM in Decker Theater and doors open at 7 o’clock. If you cannot make tonight’s show come out on Saturday for the 1PM showing.
The dance tells a story of a student who is busy doing homework while the rest of campus is out celebrating Halloween. And as this student is busy studying some thing very mysterious and rather spooky things happens. What happens you ask? Well you will have to come to the concert to find out!
This festive dance concert is the perfect way to start off your Halloween weekend. There are only a few days of October left so it is important to immerse yourself in all things Halloween while you still can. So grab your friends and come support your fellow students as they perform the dances they worked so hard on. The show is about 45 minutes long so there will be plenty of time to enjoy you night. So get in the Halloween mood and come celebrate with the dance students as you start your weekend off right!
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The Middle Hall Haunted House is one of the many staples of Washington College. Every Halloween the drama department as well as the residents of Middle Dorm put on the most terrifying haunted house. I can tell you from personal experience that this haunted house is very well made and pretty scary. You and your friends will travel through Middle Hall in what seems like a maze of terrifying rooms. The guides will direct you through as the Washington College student’s act as the creepy things that dwell inside the house. Your fellow students have put in countless hours and tons of work to make this haunted house the great event that it is. They will crawl out of corners, leap from the walls, and haunt your dreams.
The Middle Haunted House will take place on Saturday the 31st and run from 7:30PM to 10:30PM. For those of you who do not know the Middle Hall is located on the hill across from Hodson Hall. There is no fee to enter and all Washington College students are welcome.
So grab your friends and start you Halloween off right. The haunted house is one of the many cool events that WC has. So do not miss you. If you have not had a chance to make it to a haunted house yet now is your chance. What a way to end the holiday season by attending a haunted house and then going out to celebrate Halloween. So get ready to have a great Halloween weekend and have fun with your friends!
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Hallo-weekend is just a day away! Do you have your costumes ready? Well, if you do not and Halloween seemed to sneak up on you then do not worry. There are many last minute costume ideas that will keep you looking great. The last thing you want to do is go to a Halloween party not dressed up, you will receive a lot of ridicule from Halloween enthusiasts. Even the simplest of accessories can turn a common out fit into a great costume. So here are some of my favorite easy to do costumes.
- Risky Business – all you need is a large button down, some shades, and crew socks and you will fulfill the iconic Tom Cruse look.
- Deviled Egg – this is one of my favorites! Put on a white shirt and put a large yellow circle in the middle. Then add some devil horns and there you have it!
- Tourist – have a fanny pack? If so add it to any simple outfit and you are ready for Halloween.
- Regina George – Who doesn’t love the movie “Mean Girls.” Cut holes in a tank top and then you have you very own Regina George look.
- Greaser – Put on some jeans, a leather jacket, and some sunglasses. Slick your hair back to complete the look!
- Urban Cowboy – wear any normal outfit you have but add a “cowboy” like accessory, like a cowboy hat or carry around a fake horse.
- Jake from State Farm – Put on some khakis and a red shirt and that’s all you need for this hilarious costume. Add a nametag that says “Jake” if you dare.
Hopefully these ideas will help you out with all your last minute costume troubles. Remember that it does not matter what you dress up as for Halloween just as long as you like your costume and have fun!
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When you think of Halloween many things come to mind. Costumes, pumpkins, spooky stuff, and of course candy! For those of you who experienced trick-or-treating as a child you most likely have fond memories of all the candy. Competing with your friends to have the largest supply of candy at the end of the night was always in good fun. And I’m sure you knew of prime houses that gave out the best candy. Then of course you got to go home and stuff your face until you parents had to take the candy away from you so wouldn’t eat it all in one sitting. Those were the days. Now that we are older we can no longer enjoy the festivities of trick-or-treating, well at least until we have children of our own. So instead we buy large bags of our favorite candy at the local Walgreens, which already has candy on sale, and stuff our faces as we please because no one can tell us otherwise. The most popular candies that many of us are indulging in are all made of chocolate. That’s no surprise considering how delicious chocolate is. According to USA Today, America’s favorite Halloween candy is Reese’s. Close behind are M&M’s which are an all time favorite, and were just recently knocked down to second place by Reese’s. Then we have Snickers candy bars followed by Hershey’s chocolate bars and finally Kit Kats! These most popular brands come as no surprise and certainly deserve the tittle of top five. Now when you buy candy for yourself this Halloween will these candies be included? Do you fit the norm of the top candy in America, or do you prefer something else? It doesn’t matter what candy you choose to eat, as just long as you are enjoying whichever kind you want!
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Halloween is almost upon us and throughout the week there will be many holiday activities put on by Washington College and by Chestertown. If your looking for something cool to do this weekend to celebrate on of the best holidays, then do I have an idea for you. A Chestertown Ghost Tour! What a great way to join in the festivities and also interact with historic Chestertown. Grab a group of your friends and walk around town while learning about they spooky history of the local houses. You will be lead around town by a knowledgeable tour guide who can answer all of your questions and keep you on your toes with exciting tales.
The ghost walks will be on Friday and Saturday night starting at 6P.M. You will meet in front of the Bordley Building located on 301 High Street and the tours run every 30 minutes. Tickets are $12 each and you can even arrange private tours by calling 410-778-3499. Otherwise you can reserve your spot by filling out this form, Ghost Tour. After that you pick up your ticket and pay for it at the Bordley Building the night of the tour or you can pay for it on line.
So gather your friends and make a night of this spooky ghost tour! Learn which houses to avoid when you find out which ones are haunted. Find out all the frightening history of the town and the houses. And above all spend your Halloween weekend enjoying the festivities the town has to offer!
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Sisters of AOII cheer on the runners
The winners pose with there awards
The runners get ready for the race
The sisters of AOII worked really hard to put on this event
The Queen of the Roses 5K is coming up this Sunday, October 25! The sisters of Alpha Omicron Pi put together this event to support the Jasmine Dora Queen Scholarship fund. Jasmine was a sister of AOII who passed away from a pulmonary embolism in 2008. Come support the sisters and run or walk for an amazing cause. Registration starts at 10 am and the race begins at 11 am. There will be music and free food. I hope to see you there!
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Get your dresses and suits ready because it’s time for homecoming! Homecoming is a super fun dance that the Student Events Board puts together in October every year. Even though we do not have a football team, we still like to support our teams and have a dance at the end of an exciting week of games.
Throughout homecoming week, there are several events. Several home games occur during the week so be sure to show your support. This year on Wednesday, there was a tailgate with free food and foam fingers in the parking lot of Gibson. Tomorrow night, there will be a bonfire in the pit by the quad. There will be s’mores, free t-shirts, and music. Then Saturday night is the dance on the Hodson Green from 9pm to 1am.
Homecoming is an opportunity to get dressed up and have fun with your friends, old and new. Tons of alumni like to come back and reminisce on their exciting college days. Brooke Sanchez ‘16 said, “Homecoming is always a fun time spent with your friends and alumni that come back. I always look forward to watching the sports games and going to the dance.”
If you’re a freshman or have never been to homecoming, there are a few things you should know. Guests are welcome to come; there is no charge for you or your guest. Attire is semi-formal dresses for girls while guys usually wear a shirt and tie. The dance is outer space themed this year, so you could find a way to include that in your outfit. There will also be a bar for students who are of age. Start looking through your closet for the perfect outfit because it’s going to be a great night!
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