Fall is finally here, and after a warm and busy September, it’s time to start planning for Spooky Season!
Meredith launched into October with Fall Fest, which was hosted on Wednesday Oct. 4. Fall Fest was held from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the BDH Courtyard, featuring a performance by the Cody Daniel Duo, pumpkin painting and games. For more music, Angeles Latines is hosting La Parranda in honor of Hispanic Heritage month. Food trucks, artists showcasing Hispanic music, and opportunities to learn more about Hispanic cultures will be available near Jones Chapel from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14. Additionally, on Saturday, Oct. 21, there will be a Korean National Outfit Day Performance by Woori Kachi at 7:00 p.m. in Carswell Auditorium. Following that performance, the Meredith College Philharmonic will be performing on Sunday, Oct. 22 at 3:00 p.m. in Jones Auditorium. The next Sunday, on Oct. 29, there will be a Rachmaninoff Festival recital featuring students and faculty at 3:00 p.m. in Carswell Auditorium.
As the ‘spooky season’ continues and midterms continues, students may be looking for opportunities to destress. Some opportunities to destress include a Game Night that will be hosted on Thursday, Oct. 12 from 4 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in the Freeman room in the library. Angels for the Environment will also be hosting a pumpkin painting event on Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Cate Center. This will also serve as a great opportunity to learn more about composting. The Meredith Muslim Association (MMA) will be hosting their first Cultural Potluck of the year on Wednesday, Oct. 18 from 4:30 p,m. to 6:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring a dish of their choice from their culture, or one that they just enjoy to share. Meredith’s chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS) will be hosting a Mole Day event on Monday, Oct. 23 at 12:00 p.m. on the second floor of the Cate Center. Stop by for a goody bag, or if you’re interested in learning about moles.
On a more ‘spooky’ note, a Horror Movie Night is being held by the Meredith International Association (MIA) on Friday, Oct. 13 at 6:30 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium. MIA will show an international horror movie, and provide snacks and popcorn. Students can RSVP for the movie using the link shared by MIA. Students wanting to celebrate Halloween by exercising with friends, the Sports Science Association (SSA) will be putting on their 15th annual Trick or Trot 1 mile FunRun and 5K on Oct. 26. Registration is $35, or just the T-shirt is $25. SSA asks participants to register by Oct. 11.
The Guardian Angel Dance will be held on Saturday, Oct. 21 for the Class of 2024. The dance will be at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley from 6:00 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale starting Oct. 2 through Oct. 11 at $30 per person. The Traditions fund will also be available to a certain number of students.
Another opportunity to immerse oneself in spooky season is to enjoy Corn this year. Cornhuskin’ will kick off with the service project on Friday, Oct. 17 at 12:00 p.m. in Commuter Lot 6, across West Campus Drive from the Cate Center. On Monday, Oct. 2, a Corn 101 and Sensory Bag Assembly Party will be held at 5:00 p.m. in Harris 214 if students would like to learn more about Corn, or just to help out. Students can also share their unique talents by applying for the Cornhuskin’ main event! The form to apply will be open until Oct. 15. The Cornhuskin’ theme reveal will be on Oct. 30, location to be announced.
Through Oct. 20, Meredith is participating in a citizen science study with City Bird, a non-profit dedicated to urban bird protection, monitoring bird-window collisions. If students see a bird collide with a window in Raleigh or on campus, they can fill out a Google form and help City Bird save birds in the future!
By Lola Mestas, Copy Editor