The Artistic and Cultural Committee of the Favrot Student Union Board held an event to prep for Halloween and get students into the spooky spirit. On Oct. 22, students were able to decorate pumpkins for their “boos”, their friends, and also themselves in the Favrot Student Union.
Each student was given a single artificial pumpkin and allowed to decorate it to their personal liking.
Some students were under the impression they would be cleaning and carving real pumpkins and were shocked to find out the pumpkins were fake. For safety reasons and also mess related reasons, the idea to get artificial pumpkins and paint them was genius.
George Mayers III, a junior psychology major from Monroe, La. had a great time at the event.
Mayers said he “enjoyed getting to know more of the “Gramfam” while creating and decorating [his] pumpkin”. He also hopes this can be a continuous event at Grambling, but maybe “with real pumpkins next time.”
Even though some students were looking forward to real pumpkins, it did not take long for students to get over the misunderstanding. Students were given so many different artistic tools to work with. Students decorated and mingled between each other while also listening to Hip-Hop and R&B music.
Creativity was at an all time high as students used different colored acrylic paints, glitter, and even googly eyes. Students were in good spirits working together and took pride in showing off each of their pumpkins.
Many of the students made pumpkins for their “Boos” and significant others as the event suggested, while other students made pumpkins for their friends, and even their favorite athletes.
A handful of students made their own pumpkins to keep for themselves. This was the first time the Artistic and Cultural Committee put together an event allowing students to decorate pumpkins.
FSUB did not expect such a big turn out and the event proved to be more than successful considering the Artistic and Cultural Committee ran out of pumpkins.
Students will always have their one-of-a-kind pumpkins and be able to look back at what a great time it was creating them.