S.C.O.P.E. Welcomes the Zombie Apocalypse

Christina Genovese

Saturday, October 29 the Alumni Lounge was transformed into a thrilling maze filled with freights and screams of the Zombie Apocalypse presented by S.C.O.P.E. for their annual haunted house.

When students entered, they were greeted by one of the actors asking for their help. Walking through the dark maze there were lots of jump scares, loud noises, gory scenes, strobe lights, and zombie encounters. After students survived the apocalypse, they were invited upstairs to the Moulton Lounge for refreshments and crafts – craft tables consisted of a make-your-own pumpkin basket, or Halloween lanyard.

S.C.O.P.E. members love Halloween and wanted to spread the spirit through the haunted house by participating as zombies.

The Spirit and Tradition Committee Heads, Amanda Santamaria and Sean Callahan were happy with the success of this year’s event.

Santamaria said, “I feel like this event made us grow as people because it was our first big event. It took a lot of team effort and months of planning with the theme and how to incorporate it into the maze.” 

Callahan said, “It was more unique and interactive than years past, and people really seem to like it.”

All of S.C.O.P.E.’s events are free, and the haunted house is one of their biggest events in the fall. They built the entire maze themselves, constructing the walls and decorating them. The Marketing Chair, Samantha Melillo, made all zombie costumes.

The co-sponsoring organizations for this event were Alpha Phi Omega, P.I.R.O., B.S.U., and S.P.E.L.L who helped with the preparation and makeup.

Be sure to check out some of the other awesome events that S.C.O.P.E. puts on every month, from off campus trips to places like Broadway, or an upcoming Game Show night, and looking ahead to next semester, Spring Weekend.