Lower Mids Host Annual Halloween Party


Costumes, candy, and crazy dance moves spurred a successful Lower Mid Halloween Party this fall.

On Saturday, October 30, the Lower Mid Class Council hosted their annual Halloween party for all students to enjoy. The main event, a Halloween dance, took place in front of Main Building and included strobe lights, a smoke machine, and a live DJ. Students were quick to gather at the main steps, dancing to mainstream pop, hip-hop and electronic hits. Paige Dzenutis ’23, an attendant of the party, said, “I really liked the DJ and his song selection, and I think the [Lower Mid Class Council] did a great job creating a fun Halloween atmosphere.” 

In addition, students were invited to wear costumes to the party and participate in the annual costume competition. Party-goers wore everything from cat ears to full-body corsets, dresses and suits. Many students also teamed up with their friends to wear matching outfits. A few days after the party, students voted on their favorite costumes. Eli Rippetoe ’23 won best solo costume, Ben Herdeg ’23 and Allison Lin ’22 won best duo costume, and the Girls JV Soccer team won best group costume. 

Overall, the party required extensive planning from the Lower Mid Class Council, especially in a year that has been shaped by the pandemic and its restrictions. Sahil Annamenani ’24, the Lower Mid Class President, said, “[One] of the challenges due to COVID was that we weren’t allowed to have a dance inside, and with the weather changing constantly, we didn’t know if it was going to rain and people wouldn’t show up… We took a risk and went along with the original plan, [but] overall it was a successful event with a good turnout of people.”

The next dance is Homecoming, which will take place the evening of Taft Day on November 13.