Halloween Tradition: Freak Week 2012

By Alexa Milano
October 30, 2012

WYBF Spooky Scavenger Hunt

Students ran, drove and photographed their way through the WYBF Spooky Scavenger Hunt as a part of Cabrini College’s annual Freak Week. Students were given a list of 115 items they had to take a picture of; the team who got the most won four tickets to the Bates Motel. Teams were split up into groups of four and had an hour to take as many pictures as they could.

“It was fun a lot of fun! I just liked running around with my friends getting the pictures. I actually thought we won but we were four short,” Dana Wisniewski, sophomore chemistry major, said.

The items on the scavenger hunt checklist required students to go all over campus buildings, in residence halls, and even in one student’s apartment. The winning team had 72 pictures of the 115 available. About seven teams participated and kept Freak Week going strong.

Would you have won?

–          A picture of three Ugg boots

–          A picture of the public safety golf cart

–          A picture with a professor

–          A picture of someone on your team wearing a lab coat

–          A Texas license plate

–          A picture of a Hot Pocket in a microwave

–          A bottle of hot sauce

–          A picture of someone on your team climbing a tree

–          A Northface that’s not black

–          A Baltimore Ravens jersey

–          Hank the seal from the SEaL office

Ghost Hunters

Cabrini College’s Freak Week continued on Wednesday, Oct. 24 with Ghost Hunters. The Ghost Hunters event is an event for entertainment allowing students to go into the mansion and look for the ghosts themselves. This event was sponsored by CAP Board.

Ghost Hunters started with an hour and a half long presentation by host Dave Considine. After the presentation, the students were split up into groups and taken into the mansion; the students all visted five different locations throughout the mansion.

Ghost Hunters has been done for the past few years, and seems to be an event students look forward to. The event was run by junior James Brooks and sophomore Madison Milano, both directors of on-stage entertainment for CAP Board.

“I think the turnout was really good since it’s one of the bigger events and it’s an event students look forward to,” says Milano. “From what I saw most people seemed to enjoy it. Considine was also very nice.”

Halloween Havoc

Freak Week continued on Thursday, Oct. 26 with Halloween Havoc. Halloween Havoc is an event thrown by the athletics department in the Dixon center.

This Halloween-themed pep rally included various contests the athletes participated in, presentations of the fall and spring sports, and the announcing of the 2012 Mr. and Miss Cabrini contestants.

Many of the sports teams dressed up in fun and creative costumes: the softball team dressed up at snowmen, women’s soccer dressed up as nerds, and my personal favorite, the swim team dressed up as the various districts from The Hunger Games.

Many of the teams were present including lacrosse, women’s and men’s soccer, softball, swimming, tennis and volleyball.

Haunted Mansion

The Woodcrest Mansion was turned into a haunted house on Friday, October 26. Students, faculty and alumni were allowed to walk through the Mansion for one dollar or one canned good. CAP Board uses this as their service project for the fall. All of the proceeds go toward under privileged schools in the area. Members of CAP Board and other student volunteers dressed as zombies, clowns and other nightmarish things to scare anyone that walked through. Many scenes were involved in this haunted house including a creepy clown birthday party, Slender Man, a cannibal room and a spooky hospital. “My favorite part was the upstairs hallway with the clowns and Slender Man, it was the scariest,” Ali Thompson, CAP Board president said. Cabrini College CAP Board runs a haunted mansion during their annual Freak Week.

“I was really happy with the outcome, it was more people than last year,” Thompson said, “The event was great, I think it ran smoothly and I was really appreciative of all the help I got.”

While this haunted mansion event was sponsored by CAP Board, Thompson sent an email out to SGA President Mike Pontorio to ask for help from other SGA members. She also asked the orientation leaders of this year to help scaring since they had to do the same thing during New Student Orientation.


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Alexa Milano

Junior communications major, marketing minor at Cabrini College. News editor of The Loquitur, President of the Campus Activities and Programming (CAP) Board, student ambassador. Enjoys napping and being productive all at the same time; irony at its finest.

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