SCOPE It Out!

Michelle R Morra

SCOPE Committee Heads have been busy bees getting some great events out on campus. They have been doing so much on campus, that I have a lot to talk about and might not be able to fit all of it into one article. But I am certainly going to try.

Let’s start with SCOPE Day Programming, who has put on two events this month instead of their usual one event. Right when we came back from our fall break, Days was working. They brought the Original Butt Sketch artist and Adam Pate to campus. The Butt Sketch artist was making students bottoms look good all day, while Adam Pate, a caricature artist, roamed around all day doing caricatures of students in Bartels. So many students left with some great artwork. On Monday, the Psychic Fair took place. The Psychic Fair was a very popular event and students left with readings from tarot cards, a palm reader, and numerology (study of numbers). Days has planned some great events this October. They are also going to start off November with a bang with Fun in the Sun. Already missing the warm weather of summer? Well join SCOPE Day Programming next Wednesday, November 3 in the Alumni Lounge between 12:30-4:30 p.m. for Robo Surfer, Sand Art, and much more.

The SCOPE movie last week was Despicable Me, the fantastically funny and cute movie with Steve Carrel as the world’s worst villain. It was a great time had by all. SCOPE Film Committee even revealed to the audience what they have been working on since the beginning of the semester. SCOPE with Twisted Thursdays is planning a movie trip to the opening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1. So look out for emails with more information to come. This week’s SCOPE movie is Eclipse in Bartels Café at 9 p.m. on Tuesday and Friday.

Now if SCOPE Day Programming is busy this month, then you know that without a doubt Weekend Programming is just as busy. Right after break, they were hard at work planning a Tie Dye event that went extremely well, where students could bring their own clothes to tie dye. That Saturday, they also planned a campus favorite: a trip to Lyman Orchards. It was great fun picking apples and running through the corn maze. The SCOPE heads all got lost and had to even follow some kids out. Another success was that the trip signups for Lyman Orchards were online. No more waiting in long lines.

We are thinking of more and more ways to get students involved. This past weekend was also busy. On Friday, Weekends joined forces with USGA and had pie, caramel apples, and crafts at North Campus, accompanying USGA’s Pig Roast. Great food with pie just spells an awesome time. On Saturday, they got into the Halloween spirit and brought John Zaffis: Ghost Hunter to campus with PIRO. It was really cool hearing about his ghost hunting stories. Following that, they took of Maxcy Hall, which, as we all know, is haunted. For some more Halloween themed events, join SCOPE Weekends on Friday, October 29 for Pumpkin Painting in the Moulton Lounge from 5-7 p.m. and Saturday, October 30 in the Bixler/Botwinik Quad from 6-8 p.m. for their Spooky Scavenger Hunt.

Also this weekend is SCOPE’s Annual Halloween Haunted House. The Halloween Committee has planned a full day of events. From 2-5 p.m. they are having a Halloween Carnival with all the fun stuff like carnival games and food. And then, Halloween night, they are having their annual Haunted House from 8-11 p.m. Come join us next to Soundview and have a great Halloween. If you want a glimpse of what it is going to be like, come to the Allingtown Fair on Saturday, October 30 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. for a Halloween preview. It’s going to be a spooky weekend!