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Truly a Fright: Towers of Terror’s spooky Halloween celebration

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Courtesy of the IRHA and Towers Hall Council
Towers of Terror was a free event held on Halloween night that gave students the opportunity to play Halloween-themed games and participate in contests.

The Towers Hall Council held Towers of Terror: a Halloween night celebration where students could mingle and engage with their community. It gave residents the opportunity to show off their best costumes.  

The event featured several games, activities and snacks. Games such as a pumpkin ring toss, hay bale shotput, trivia and tombstone toss kept attendees entertained and active.  

The opportunity to win a prize was offered through a costume contest and additionally through a contest of guessing the weight of a large pumpkin. Though many people guessed the weight of the pumpkin, one participant’s guess was only a few decimals off, with a guess of 18.2 lbs and the true weight being 18.433 lbs.  

Residents’ costumes ranged from the Super Mario cast to Jason Voorhees from the popular franchise “Friday the 13th.” Each student who dressed up was encouraged to enter the costume contest. Students waited in anticipation for the announcement of who won, and the room was silent as they waited to hear the results. The four winners included students dressed as The Joker, a fortune teller, Toad from Mario and an apocalypse soldier. As each winner approached the announcer, attendees cheered for their friends in excitement.  

“We had a lot of total people [in attendance], but we had a good amount of people generally… overall, it was pretty good,” said Hall President Ethan Koubeck, a freshman studying mechanical engineering. Koubeck helped plan the event and noted that attendance levels exceeded his expectations. He also said that the idea of the Towers of Terror was proposed by members of the executive team as similar events were held in past years. Koubeck called it a “tradition in the works.”  

“It was a great way to connect with friends and get out of our rooms,” said Nick Carino, a freshman studying healthcare management. Carino also mentioned that his favorite part was socializing and meeting new people.  

“My favorite part about the Towers of Terror was seeing how many people showed up,” said Hailey Howard, a freshman studying kinesiology and health. “It made the event way more fun, and it was nice to see most of the people who live in the same building as you, who you do not normally see. What would’ve improved the event was how many people participated. If more people dressed up, it would have been more fun.”

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