A COVID-19 Halloween
By Malisa Reichard, Editor-In-Chief
When there is a slight chill in the breeze, the leaves start falling off trees, and you run in the opposite direction of a sneeze, you know that Halloween is near and Covid-19 is, yup, still here. Oglethorpe students didn’t let the coronavirus put a damper on their spooky season spirit though, because students still participated in safe, Halloween inspired activities. On campus, students had the opportunity to attend events planned by Residence Life. On Monday October 26th, Taylor Roberts hosted a Halloween movie night at 7pm with free goodie bags for Jobe 2nd floor residents. There was also an ongoing event that invited all students on campus to decorate their doors, and the first, second, and third place winners will be announced on November 1st.
Don’t live on campus? Don’t worry! You can plan your own quarantine event and make some scary delicious treats and desserts! Try making a Dirty Pumpkin Patch, courtesy of senior Alivia Mattiace. “Chocolate pudding, crushed Oreos, gummy worms, and candy corn on top. That is how to make a Dirty Pumpkin Patch,” she says, which is her favorite Halloween dessert to make with her family this year at her home in Jacksonville, Florida.
If these things still don’t suit your fancy for Halloween activities, then you can drive to the nearest pumpkin patch, instead of making one. The pumpkin patch makes for great pictures and you can bring home a pumpkin that you picked out yourself, but don’t forget a mask! Of course, the fun does not end there! Remember that pumpkin you got? Turn it into a Jack-o-lantern! Sophomore Robin Stein says that, “It took my mind off of the fact that the coronavirus was still happening and really got me into the Halloween spirit.” Robin recommends choosing your favorite design to carve into your pumpkin and then saving the seeds to roast later, after all the hard work is done.
Even though fun can be a bit restricted this year, Oglethorpe students still found different things to do that got them into the spooky season spirit. Don’t let COVID-19 ruin your Halloween!