Pumpkin carving on the Plaza

Darius Booker | The Parthenon Students relieve mid-semester stress by carving pumpkins on the Memorial Student Center Plaza Thursday afternoon. The event was hosted by the Campus Activities Board in an effort to decorate campus for Halloween.

The Marshall University Campus Activities Board and Housing and Residence Life sponsored Pumpkin Carving on the Plaza Thursday afternoon to raise the Halloween spirit amongst university students.

Both CAB and Housing and Residence Life provided dozens of pumpkins for students to carve and decorate for free.

Materials needed to design the pumpkins, along with music, were provided.

With it being post mid-term, Savannah Dukeman, coordinator for event staff for CAB, said she believes the event gave students the opportunity to relieve stress and have a little fun while carving pumpkins.

Member of CAB, Bri Murphy, said events like the pumpkin carving help college students create memories they can one day look back on.

“It is important for students because it brings everyone together, gives you the opportunity to meet people you typically wouldn’t meet,” Murphy said. “It’s a fun experience.”

The pumpkins were to be used for decoration during a Trick-or-Treat initiative on campus and then smashed Thursday evening during the showing of Halloween favorite, “Hocus Pocus.”

Darius Booker can be contacted at [email protected].