As Halloween rapidly approaches, Cabrini’s themed Freak Week tradition begins. Freak Week is actually two weeks during which activities around campus are offered to students to partake in, with the common theme of Halloween. This is a long-standing tradition that has been happening for over 12 years. A tradition within this event is to have themed shirts that are given out as prizes at all the events offered.
This year, there is the Spooky Scavenger Hunt, hosted by Cavalier Radio. During this event, there is a scavenger hunt offered, with chances to win a ticket to a haunted attraction. Zombie Man Hunt is another event that is offered by CAP Board. This event is a classic game of Man Hunt, with the twist that there are zombies and once caught, you too become a zombie. Every other year, CAP Board also tries to bring in ghost hunters, for entertainment purposes. During this event they learn about how the ghost hunters work, then a select group of students go into the Mansion to try and “find” some ghosts. On Saturday, CAP Board offers a trip to Bates Motel. This is just one of a few trips offered throughout the semester at a discounted price.
Going into the second week of Freak Week, there are more events for the students to participate in. There is Halloween Havoc, offered by the Athletics Department. This is often looked at as a winter “pep rally” when the winter sports teams are recognized for their seasons. There is also a Best Costume contest, as well as interactive games to try and win prizes. To end Freak Week this year, CAP Board, with many volunteers, turn our mansion on campus into a haunted mansion. Different rooms throughout the mansion are decorated to show different scary things, such as a “prison” room or a hospital room. This is meant to be scary and is open to the surrounding Cabrini community. For students, entrance is $2 ($3 for the community), and all proceeds are donated to a chosen charity.