On the night of Oct. 26, spooky decorations flooded Mohawk College, with glow-in-the-dark ghosts dangling from ceilings, bright neon lights and TVs playing scary videos.
It was all part of the school’s annual Boo Bash party for Halloween.
In the Cellar, a masked DJ played loud music, which got many students to dance like there was no tomorrow. It also featured a photo booth area so students could remember the night.
The Cellar included a vampire bar, providing students with festive drinks such as Monster Mash, Cold-Blooded Killer, and Poison Apple cocktails.
In the Heath Lounge, students could get their future told by a tarot card reader, as well as enjoy popcorn, soft pretzels, and candy.
The Lounge also had touch-and-feel boxes to make students believe they were touching real-life brains, guts, and eyeballs.
Mae Vigneux dressed up as the main character from the 2007 horror movie Trick ‘r Treat. She carried around a large lollipop prop and wore fingerless gloves to bring her costume to life.
Vigneux appreciated the efforts put into the event.
“I always like to go to events like these because I get to dress up as somebody I’m not,” Vigneux said. “The costumes that everyone is wearing and the whole environment is all decorated in spooky decorations, and I love that.”
Joana Inez is part of the Mohawk Students Association and explained the importance of these events.
“There are a lot of things to do and a lot of things for people to know,” Inez said. “I think it’s a good opportunity for people to engage with each other.”
During the celebration, Inez gave students a confidence boost when it came to trying activities such as entering the costume contest.
The Boo Bash gave students the chance to leave their studies behind, make new memories and dance the night away.