By Edgar Uriostegui
With the spirit of the holiday season approaching, the Associated Students Inc. stitched together a Halloween carnival Oct. 25 on the dirt lot across Parking Lot 2.
The Halloween Haunt was a free-admission event open to students.
Students signed up as volunteers and tied up cobwebs along the game booths, sorted out small prizes for carnival-style games and inflated two humongous obstacle course jumpers.
ASI also featured KDHR DJs, who spun for the dancing attendees. The crowds went from station to station, played games and painted pumpkins, as the music played.
“The pumpkin-carving was my favorite,” said volunteer Taylor Huynh. “I wish they had more pumpkins,”
Huynh said she would be working on a paper for the next few days, so having the chance to come to an event on campus was a stress-reliever.
As the night progressed, more students came out, and lines for the game booths lengthened.
The games were more difficult than they seemed, so volunteers gave out candy to participants.
Krispy Kreme doughnuts and coffee were provided by ASI. Chancho’s Tacos food truck, along with a soft serve ice cream truck also provided food.
Senior Lily Cabrera, a sociology major, attended the event with friends as they grooved to the music.
“I think this is cool,” she said. “I really want to try out the jumper, but it’s a little dark.”
Soon after, the lights went out. ASI ran to the stadium event light tower, and made an unsuccessful struggle to get them back on. Volunteers working at the game booths resorted to using the flashlights on their phones to allow students to play the games.
“When the lights went off, I’m not gonna lie, we were scared,” said volunteer Joenna Orozco.
The DJ kept the party alive. They played, of course, Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” as well as current pop music, and hooked up a second light tower to the portable generator.