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Halloweekend comes to Knox

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Happy (belated) Halloweekend! 

It’s always a marvelous occasion when Halloween falls on a weekend, and this year Knox students took full advantage of it, celebrating all weekend long. It was a Halloweekend, as it is colloquially known. Students showed off a plethora of awesome costumes at events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 

Kicking it off this year was pumpkin carving in Post Lobby. Many of the pumpkins were then displayed around Post and other residence halls, showing off student creativity. 

The WVKC Trick or Tunes: Lip Sync Battle + Costume Contest had a great turnout considering it, and several other events, were moved inside due to weather concerns. The Lip Sync Battle was entertaining, even if it became more of a performance/dance battle due to masking indoors. Students danced and lip-synced to songs that ranged from I2I from the Goofy Movie to Finesse by Cardi B and Bruno Mars. The audience and contestants were rewarded with candy goody bags and hot chocolate. The costume contest that followed had three categories: scariest, best group, and best DIY. They were won by ‘the adulterers’ wife’, ‘Kiss, but all the others died’ and ‘share shop Cardi B’, respectively. 

Murder in the Dark was a game that combined Mafia and Hide and Go Seek into a chaotic but fun large group spooky game. Participants ran around Alumni Hall, trying not to get murdered and attempting to out the killer. 

Classics Club was another event moved inside due to the weather. They celebrated Halloween with candy and ancient ghost stories, which involved a lot more sorcery than those today. Students played a classic version of Mafia with Titans and Gods and drank grape juice in place of wine. There were also festival masks so students could really feel like they were celebrating Halloween in ancient times. 

On Saturday night, many students could be found at the Fiji Tri Delta Halloween party. The party started at 9, but didn’t kick into gear until later in the night. There were snacks, drinks and great music. Students wore their best costumes, Bud Lightyear (Buzz Lightyear but with Bud Light boxes), Scarlet Witch and a Plague Doctor being a few of the most memorable. 

Any students who were not at the Fiji Tri Delta party on Saturday night were likely found at the Midnight showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Orpheum Theater. It was a classic Rocky Horror showing, with students and community members dressed as every Rocky Horror character you can think of as well as in many awesome non-Rocky Horror related costumes. There was a costume contest before the show, of course. The best couples costume was won by a pair of community members dressed as Morticia and Gomez Addams. The best individual costume was a very dramatic matador. 

Most excitingly, the best Rocky Horror costume was won by Knox’s own Lua Powers ‘23, dressed as Magenta, one of Frank N Furter’s familiars.

“She’s always been my favorite character, I just think she’s neat,” Powers said. Powers has seen Rocky Horror live several times but says this was the best showing she’d been to. “It was really crazy to win the costume contest because I loved everyone’s costumes, I could tell everyone put effort into their outfits,” Powers said about her win, “the trophy I got was so sweet, it was a golden Ken Doll on a stand and it felt like a Rocky Horror Oscar”. 

Sunday, Halloween day, was actually the most low key of the weekend days. Many students participated in the Greek and Culture house trick or treating, or simply wore their costumes around campus or to the cafeteria to show them off. 

All in all, Knox students let loose and showed their creativity with some great costumes and some great events! 

(Photo courtesy of Sage Lundquist. Top row left to right: Sage Lundquist, Kevin Cox, Neerav Shepali. Bottom row left to right: Lua Powers, Julia Porter, Nelson Zhong)

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Eleanor Lindenmayer
Eleanor Lindenmayer, Editor-In-Chief
Eleanor Lindenmayer '25 (she/her) is a journalism major. She started working for TKS as a staff writer when she was in her first year. She has also worked as the discourse editor and is now the Editor-in-Chief. Eleanor has also been published at Tri States Public Radio, where she was an intern and a freelancer. Eleanor was born and raised in the pacific northwest and will argue that there is no better place on this earth. Awards Illinois College Press Association 2024
  • 1st Place In Depth Reporting
  • 1st Place News
  • 1st Place Feature
Illinois College Press Association 2023
  • 2nd Place Columns
  • Honorable Mention Columns
Knox College 2023 Ida M. Tarbell Memorial Prize For Investigative Reporting    

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