Honors Social Planning Board hosts Nightmare on Normal Street


Alexandria Anderson, News reporter

The Honors Social Planning Board hosted their Halloween event, Nightmare on Normal Street, on Thursday, Oct. 27 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Honors College and International Center multipurpose room and on the back patio.

The event included five different main activities including painting pumpkins, a costume contest, spooky trivia, ghost story telling and a scavenger hunt. It also served donuts and apple cider, and the movie “Hocus Pocus” was shown in between activities.

“I believe it’s amazing to hold events like this and bring students together,” Manzar Rzayeva, a senior biology and chemistry major and member of the HSPB said. “It’s important to have them participate, make connections, make memories and join together; and Halloween is the perfect time.”

This has been one of the largest events the HSPB has hosted so far this year. Due to COVID-19 restrictions for the past two years, many events like this could not be held.

“It just really brings the community together,” Rzayeva said. “Until this year, many events we hosted had to be done online. We’re finally able to have large events again, as safely as we can, and it can help us get back to normal.”

Many students that attended agreed that events like this allow them to get to know more students in the honors college.

“It just gives me stuff to do honestly,” Tabby Cline, a freshman graphic design major said. “It’s an event to go hang out with people, half of which are already in my dorm so that’s a perk. It’s just something fun to do.”

Some attendees won awards for the activities. There were five winners from the costume contest in different categories who won trophies, and winners from the trivia game won honors notepads.

“It’s hard being in college,” Natalie Spiva, a psychological science and Spanish major said. “People need something to have fun and meet people at.”

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