Photo by Gabriella Chan
El Niño stepped out of the shadows and into the spotlight this week, pouring down rain and thunder on those who doubted his existence. With the return of Daylight Saving and the arrival of wind storms strong enough to keep FEMA on speed dial, this elusive “fall” appears to be becoming a reality.
Perhaps Halloween sparked the changes. Despite the unusually low volume of people on campus last Saturday due to the power outage, students filled Alumni Park for The Board’s annual Pumpkin Fest to participate in the festive fall activities. There were several games and craft stations for students to enjoy.
At the s’mores bar, students could reminisce on cold nights by a campfire as they made marshmallow creations. A pumpkin-decorating station was stocked with Sharpies, colored paint and — the fan favorite — glitter for adorning last-minute fall decorations. Other booths and games included a hot chocolate bar, a donut and pie-eating contest and a ghost-themed bowling game.
One of the greatest enticements, however, was the espresso and drink stand that offered holiday beverages, including the hailed pumpkin spice latte. There was even a Polaroid photo booth in front of a pile of hay bales — what better way to help students memorialize the night?
Maybe our friend El Niño was just passing through for the holiday, or maybe sweater weather is actually upon us. Either way, at least there are some great Polaroids to remember it by.