Boo! Chicago


Even though we’re in the middle of midterms—I’ve got a French test and a paper on developing countries coming up next week—Chicago students are still ready to trick-or-treat. From the Center for the Study of Languages, decked out in pumpkin lights and skeleton cut-outs, to bowls of candy in classrooms and the pumpkins that decorate the student-run coffee shops, the campus is hauntingly festive.


Tonight at 8 costumed students will catch a screening of The Phantom of the Opera at Rockefeller Chapel, with live organ accompaniment for a spooky atmosphere. At 10 p.m. the Organization of Black Students will throw a “Back in the Day”–themed Halloween party, with music and dancing until the wee hours of the morning. At midnight Doc Films will show the 1982 version of The Thing, featuring a sullen Kurt Russell, adorable dogs, and ancient mutating aliens. After the movie, a costume contest will earn one lucky person a free yearlong Doc pass. A definite treat.

Rose Schapiro, ’09


Photos: The language center shows scary movies all day long; skeletons decorate the hall of Cobb; in Cobb coffee shop, a lone pumpkin lingers.

October 31, 2008