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SGA to host carnival, Day of the Dead events

The Student Government Association will host a carnival on Oct. 18, along with other events like a Day of the Dead celebration and a winter festival. Image courtesy of the SGA

The Student Government Association is planning three major events for this semester.

The events are the SGA Carnival on Oct.18, the Hallows Fiesta on Oct. 30 and a multicultural winter festival sometime in December.

“We’re trying to have a good mix of events,” SGA President Zack Buster said. “Food-based events, community-based events, fun-based events and also… events where people can learn. We’re also trying to combine different events to make bigger events this year.”

The SGA will host its carnival on the patio of the Health and Life Sciences Building from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.. The carnival will have food, drinks, games, prizes and will allow the students to engage with SGA officers according to Vanessa Cardozo, SGA president of campus activities.

The carnival “is a way for the student body to meet all the SGA representatives, get to play games, win prizes, eat some popcorn,” Cardozo, a third-year nursing major, said.

The SGA and the Latinx Club will host the Hallows Fiesta at the Student Union dining hall from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m on the day before Halloween.

The event combines Halloween and the Day of the Dead because the celebrations are a few days apart. The celebration will feature food, games, candy and decorations as well as an altar.

“It’s asking students for picture submissions of … any loved ones that they lost, so that we can honor them and celebrate their life for the Day of the Dead altar in Mexican tradition,” Cardozo said.

The Hallows Fiesta is “something that I really thought could bring us all together you know, as a community to really embrace the name,” Cardozo added.

SGA is also considering a multicultural winter festival for sometime in December, Buster said.

“So a lot of different religions and ethnic groups celebrate or have a winter holiday, so to speak, but they’re not all at the same time,” Buster said. “And so our goal is to really sort of combine all of those winter holidays.”

Some students said the events are a great idea.

“It’s going to be really fun for the students to attend,” Taylor Robinson, a second-year nursing student, said. “I think the Day of the Dead [event] is also going to be amazing. It’s also great that we get to spread cultures to other people who don’t really celebrate those kinds of holidays. … It’s a really cool thing for students to participate in.”

Others agreed.

“I think that those kinds of events, they’re always fun and … it’s a really nice opportunity, I think, to connect with other people to wind down a little bit,” Joan Kim, a second-year undecided student, said. “You never know who you’re going to meet, some good friends, their friends. I think it’s a good thing.”

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