With Halloween just around the corner and students around campus repeating the legendary tales of the hauntings of Cabrini, CAP board members have a fun two weeks of activities planned for this year’s Freak Week.
Cabrini College is listed as one of the top 10 colleges in America with spirit sightings. Legend claims that the daughter of a wealthy franchise owner jumped off a second floor balcony of the Mansion after her enraged father confirmed news of his daughter having a love affair with the stable boy, who was a peasant in his eyes.
The stable boy, whose name was Xavier, which ironically is the name of a dormitory on campus (Xavier Hall) is reported to be haunted as well. Xavier was so terrified of the girl’s father’s future actions about the unwanted news that he immediately hung himself in the bell tower in Grace Hall; access to the bell tower has been blocked off by cement. Alumni and current students have claimed that the rope still hangs in the bell tower to this day.
This leads us to this year’s Freak Week events which are sponsored and organized by the College Activities Planning (CAP) Board members. Assistant programming coordinator for CAP, Lisa Podolsky, and two of CAP board’s members, senior Jim Brooks and sophomore Brianna Ridgely, along with their adviser, Amber LaJeunesse, sat down to discuss the events that the Board has organized. Freak week starts on Monday, Oct. 14, and continues to Nov. 2. You can sign up for activities in the SEAL office located in Jazzman’s Café. The events are listed below:
On Tuesday, Oct. 22, ghost hunter John Zaffis is inspecting Grace Hall and the Mansion for spirits. On Wednesday, Oct. 23 students can win four free tickets to the Bates Motel at Cavalier Radio’s Spooky Scavenger Hunt at 8 p.m. in the Mansion. Students are encouraged to come out and win tickets to Bates Motel. Fast forward to Friday, Oct. 25, the Haunted Mansion event, listed with a $1.00 fee, will take place from 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. The following day, Saturday, Oct. 26, will be Cabrini’s Boo-bie dance which is a dance to support Breast Cancer Month. The dance will be held in Grace Hall from 10 p.m. – 1 a.m. and tickets are $3. On Tuesday, Oct. 29, there will be a Zombie Run at 9 p.m. on the Turf Field.
Aside from the listed events, CAP Board is planning a trip to the Bates Motel on Nov. 2, there will be a $10.00 charge to attend. Flyers for the month of October have been distributed on campus to students. To find out more information check out Cabrini College’s CAP Board Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cabrini-College-CAP-Board/162020253864936