Many Humber residents say they are excited to participate in this weekend’s Halloween themed festivities as part of Hawktober.
Hawktober is run by Humber Residence Council, which gets students excited for the scary holiday taking place this Saturday.
Hype Night was the first event to set Humber’s Halloween spirit on Monday as the Humber Residence Council staged a pie-eating contest and provided miniature pumpkins for students to paint.
The approach was “to paint some scary pumpkins and eat some tasty
treats,” said Mackenzie Fair, a first-year creative photography student attending the event.
Sydney Lawson, an executive member on the Humber Residence Council, said it took around three weeks to plan Hawktober.
“Throughout the whole week we (had) different events,” said Lawson, who is also a Media Studies student at the University of Guelph-Humber.
Monday was Hype Night, Tues- day a scavenger hunt, Wednesday the haunted Arb walk, Thursday was movie night and tonight will be a photo booth.
The haunted Arb walk is the most exciting and busy night for students living in residence. Students gath-
er in groups of ten or so and walk through the Arb in fear.
It is an annual event that continues to be a hit with residents. This year’s theme was based on the folklore of the Brothers Grimm.
“The Arb (looked) like an old wrecked village where all the fairy tale characters lived,” said cosmetic management student Victoria Hammond. “A terrible attack has happened and they’ve all been killed and murdered and are coming back to haunt the place.”
Hammond wrote the backstory for the walk this year and played one of the characters. She said she was excited to scare the unsuspecting students.