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Oglethorpe Scares Up Halloween Fun

The Oglethorpe campus “came alive” on Friday with Halloween celebrations throughout the day. The annual tug-of-war contest was waged on the quad in commemoration of the Battle of Bloody Marsh, once again pitting students against the faculty and staff in a battle of will. This year the students triumphed and won the privilege—and thrill—of pie-ing participating faculty and staff in the face!  Check out the battle and the “carnage”!

Later in the day nearly ten campus departments waged their own battle (of creativity) in an office decorating contest in preparation for campus-wide trick-or-treating.  The decorations ranged from haunted houses to a pirate theme. But at the end of the online voting, the Center for Civic Engagement won bragging rights and a free lunch with their “graveyard” theme depicting the demise of the Ogle-turkey (he was delicious) and the fate of those who forget their Petrel Passes (!)  Check out the scary and silly decorations and you be the judge.

The day came to an end with a spirited costume contest, judged by theatre professor Matt Huff and financial aid director Meg McGinness, and featuring nearly 40 competitors. Ashley Causey ’14 transformed herself into Mother Nature and snagged the student grand prize—an iPad! Business office staff member Melissa Briley took the faculty/staff grand prize home—and to heart—with her creative iPad costume, complete with her own version of interactive features.  Check out more costumes and find your favorite!