Students celebrate Halloween at ASG sponsored carnival


Celia Jimenez

Carnival goers had the chance to get their face painted by members of the Cosmetology department at the ASG sponsored Halloween carnival Oct. 30 Photo credit: Celia Jimenez

Kenan Jackson

Decorated as an old graveyard with tombstones and spiderwebs, over 200 students, faculty and children gathered in Gorton Quad to celebrate the Associated Students Government sponsored Halloween Carnival on Oct. 30.

The carnival featured many exciting activities such as arts and crafts, safety tips, multiple vendors, face painting and a costume contest.

Children of all ages were dressed in their Halloween costumes as they carved pumpkins, made their own Halloween themed bracelets and got their faces painted by the Cosmetology department.

The carnival, which was not-for profit according to ASG public relations representative Allie Castellanos, was meant “to bring students together, so they can engage with each other.”

Castellanos stated that “ASG voted on a budget, but it took a lot of emails and meeting to make this happen.”

The Nursing department had a booth set up that was dedicated to educating students on Halloween safety. The booth had informational flyers about general safety, costume safety and even information on how to keep your pets safe on Halloween.

“This is info parents need to know to keep their kids safe during Halloween,” professor Linda Ocan-Odoge said.

The carnival’s main attraction was the costume contest, which had about 10 student contestants. After each contestant introduced themselves a DJ played music as the contestants danced along to the popular song “Macarena” by Los Del Rio.

Coming in first place was a student dressed as “Tyrone Biggums” from “Chappelle’s Show,” second place went to a student dressed as “La Catrina,” a popular Day of the Dead skeleton and third place went to a student dressed as Hello Kitty.