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Horror Week creeps into campus

Horror Week creeps into campus - The Mesquite Online News - Texas A&M University-San Antonio

Halloween decorations on the lawn of Victoria’s Black Swan Inn on Oct. 26, 2019 in San Antonio. Texas A&M University-San Antonio will participate in holiday festivities during Horror Week. Photo By Maegan Mendoza

Update: The laser tag and Horror Hunt events have been postponed to the spring semester, said Emilee Jones, Campus Activities Board student director. The Trunk or Treat is still happening 6-8 p.m. Oct. 30 in Lot 3.

Students can attend Horror Week, a series of virtual and in-person events hosted by the Campus Activities Board and Student Involvement at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. 

The week will kick off at 8:30-10:30 p.m. Oct. 23 on the East Lawn with a movie screening of “Halloween 2018.” The event ends with a virtual escape room open from 8 a.m-5 p.m. Oct. 29 to Oct. 31 online. 

“Horror Week is a safe way to celebrate Halloween by social distancing,” Valeria Rodriguez, student event coordinator, said. 

This is a first-time series of events to replace Fall Fest with a safer way to celebrate the season and Halloween for students, Rodriguez said. 

“You can bring your blankets, and we will be socially distancing,” Emilee Jones, Campus Activities Board student director, said. “There will also be snacks, and face masks are required to enter the events.”

There will be circles spray-painted on the lawn so students know where to sit, and everything will be spaced 6 feet apart.

Day 2 of the events will start 6-9 p.m Oct. 26 on the East Lawn. Students will be able to play laser tag. Though face masks will be provided, it is encouraged that students bring their own so  there are enough for everyone to participate. 

Day 3 of Horror Week will start at 8:30 p.m. Oct. 27, a virtual event about summoning spirits. Peter Boie will be the guest for the event. Boie has been performing magic for 26 years. It wasn’t until this year that he had to think of a way to bring magic to people’s homes without leaving his own, according to peterboie.com. 

“He’s like a scary magician,” Rodriguez said with a laugh.

There will be a Horror Hunt Scavenger Hunt at 8-10 p.m. Oct. 28, with locations to be announced in JagSync.

“I am most excited for the scavenger hunt … It seems very exciting to do a scavenger hunt at night,” biology sophomore Bethany Currer said. 

Currer attended Fall Fest last year.

 “I invited my family and we had a great time,” she said. “There was good food, great music and so many fun vendors set up.” 

For the scavenger hunt there will be prizes. Students are encouraged to participate with people they usually socialize with, such as roommates and family, to reduce the chances  for contamination. 

A Trunk or Treat is from 6-8 p.m Oct. 30 in Lot 3, followed by a drive-in showing of “Goosebumps II,” 

Students are encouraged to wear costumes for the trunk or treat event even though not listed on JagSync. Organizers might host a costume contest if enough people participate. 

For more information about the events, contact Jones at ejones@tamusa.tamu.edu.

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Michelle L. Yanez
Michelle L. Yanez
Michelle Lynn Yanez is a sophomore with a major in communications and a minor in psychology. She enjoys writing opinionated articles and reading current news. She loves watching rom-coms in her free time. She hopes to pursue a career in television production or photo/video journalism.

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