Posts tagged Halloween

benningtonpostbac:

Punkin Chunkin’!

-as we like to call it. In today’s Physics I lab (Forces & Motion with Dr Hugh Crowl) in honor of Halloween, postbac and undergrad students used a trebuchet to launch pumpkins outside Dickinson Science Building.

Breaking into teams, each team focused on measuring specific data: angle, velocity, range and timing among others. Careful measurements of each pumpkin taken beforehand factor in to the final result: measuring the effect of air resistance- though the unofficial end goal was to see how many made it far enough to land in the pond. 

abbymahlerphoto:

Hugh’s Physics class launching pumpkins | October 30, 2013

FOR SCIENCE!

alisondennis:

All work and no pumpkin carving makes Jack a dull boy. 

alisondennis:

All work and no pumpkin carving makes Jack a dull boy. 

Bennington College officially ranked by The Princeton Review as No. 1 Spookiest College of All Time

The Princeton Review Chair of Spooky Trustees  

~~Ben ‘14

my question about partying was not answered! are there parties? — Asked by Anonymous

I don’t see any previous question about partying, but I will answer this now!

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This weekend is the Spooky Party for Halloween. This weekend is full of parties and Halloween festivities. Each week there is a house party, which is a space to dance and listen to good music. Sometimes people have gatherings in their rooms, too. Both are obviously different dynamics, and they are both enjoyable. This weekend there will be plenty of both. Gatherings/parties in these next few days include Spookananny (Halloween activities today), Spooky Show (a concert in one of the houses), a student’s improv show, Spooky Party, Death by Chocolate (party), and basketball and swimming clubs (not Halloween-specific).

So, yes, there are plenty of parties and activities in general. I can’t wait to try to go to as many as possible. 

-Kate D. ‘14

A picture of our dinning hall’s FUN FOOD night on Halloween! From a fog machine to cobwebs to caution tap near our compost, our dinning hall was decked out for the occasion and topped of with screenings of movies such as Carie. The food and treats consist of hand-spun cotton candy, donuts, fried dough, and of course candy! Check out Michaela’s post about more events of Halloween at Bennington.-Alana ‘15 

A picture of our dinning hall’s FUN FOOD night on Halloween! From a fog machine to cobwebs to caution tap near our compost, our dinning hall was decked out for the occasion and topped of with screenings of movies such as Carie. The food and treats consist of hand-spun cotton candy, donuts, fried dough, and of course candy! Check out Michaela’s post about more events of Halloween at Bennington.
-Alana ‘15 

benningtonpostbac:

Serious Fun in PhysicsIn yesterday’s Physics I lab (Forces & Motion with Dr Hugh Crowl) in honor of Halloween, postbac and undergrad students built a trebuchet and launched pumpkins outside Dickinson Science Building. Breaking into teams, each team focused on measuring specific data: angle, velocity, range and timing among others. Careful measurements of each pumpkin taken beforehand factor in to the final result: measuring the effect of air resistance. 
An annual campus spectator sport, it’s always exciting when one hits an unintended arboreal target- click on the picture to see a 30 second video of the best launch of the day.

benningtonpostbac:

Serious Fun in Physics

In yesterday’s Physics I lab (Forces & Motion with Dr Hugh Crowl) in honor of Halloween, postbac and undergrad students built a trebuchet and launched pumpkins outside Dickinson Science Building. Breaking into teams, each team focused on measuring specific data: angle, velocity, range and timing among others. Careful measurements of each pumpkin taken beforehand factor in to the final result: measuring the effect of air resistance. 

An annual campus spectator sport, it’s always exciting when one hits an unintended arboreal target- click on the picture to see a 30 second video of the best launch of the day.
halloween at bennington? tell us how it goes down, if you please. — Asked by Anonymous

Hey! I’m so glad that you asked this question because we’re having our HALLOWEEN PARTY TONIGHT! There are a couple of key events that happen on Halloween… 

1. My house Swan throws the annual “Swalloween” party. We have a new theme every year but as you can imagine it always relates back to dead things, guts, spooky characters…etc. 

2. Fun Food night at the dining hall. The dining hall cooks up a whole bunch of yummy treats…historically our meal includes mini corn dogs, apple cider donuts, cotton candy, hot wings, BINS OF CANDY, and more. They also always decorate the dining hall with cob webs, creepy ghosts, and a fog machine. 

3. This year a group of students took part in reverse trick or treating, so basically they just walked around campus handing out candy. 

4. Also new this year we’re having a fall festival on campus with live bands, pumpkin carving, student vendors, hay rides (in a shopping cart), and a local pizza shop is coming to campus to hand out free samples.

Swan residents preparing for SWALLOWEEEENNNN two years ago…

Posters we made for SWALLLOOWWEEEEEENNN this year. 

We also put up in a little reminder in the windows of the dining hall. 

Hope all this helps! 
-Michaela 

Some of the only surviving relics of the food-based pandemonium that occurs every halloween. If only someone had told us to stop, maybe our stomachs would have survived the night unscathed.

-Janiele

Coffee Hour photos

Briee Della Roca, who takes photos for Bennington’s gorgeous flickr account, came to my house’s coffee hour this past Sunday and took some amazing photos.

Coffee Hour is one of my favorite things about Bennington. It’s a time every Sunday at 10 (or 11, depending on what your house has agreed upon) when everyone in the house gathers in the common room and hangs out, talks, hears campus announcements, and generally has a good time. Usually there is a theme, and two people are signed up to make food and design the theme.

This Sunday’s, in honor of Halloween, was Monsters vs. Animals. The food was homemade pumpkin pies, cider, and sugar cookies shaped like pumpkins. After we ate, talked, and went over house announcements, we split into teams and had a pumpkin carving contest.

Click here to see how coffee hour unravels

-India K, ‘12

We love our librarians THIS MUCH.
crossettlibrary:

My proudest moment in my burgeoning career as a librarian!  Technically, I am the Technology Resources and OUTREACH Librarian.  After being in the job for just over a year (started at the beginning of the previous academic year), I have to say I’m doing a pretty good job when a student, TOTALLY UNBEKNOWNST TO ME, dresses up as me for Halloween!  I wasn’t aware of it until I got tagged in a photo on Facebook, and realized I had become what I always wanted—a Halloween costume :-)  
P.S. The student looks NOTHING like me in real life.  That would be a wig on his head, fake glasses, and a drawn-on mustache and beard!

We love our librarians THIS MUCH.

crossettlibrary:

My proudest moment in my burgeoning career as a librarian!  Technically, I am the Technology Resources and OUTREACH Librarian.  After being in the job for just over a year (started at the beginning of the previous academic year), I have to say I’m doing a pretty good job when a student, TOTALLY UNBEKNOWNST TO ME, dresses up as me for Halloween!  I wasn’t aware of it until I got tagged in a photo on Facebook, and realized I had become what I always wanted—a Halloween costume :-)  

P.S. The student looks NOTHING like me in real life.  That would be a wig on his head, fake glasses, and a drawn-on mustache and beard!

This is Eissa looking AWESOME. HAPPY HALLOWEEN.
- Meg ‘12

This is Eissa looking AWESOME. HAPPY HALLOWEEN.

- Meg ‘12

Paris-Borden common room

Our common room is a bit dirtier today than it was when I took this picture last week, but it is a beautiful common space dirty and clean. Every house has a kitchen and common room, and many have fireplaces (which is so lovely when it snows).

On Sunday nights, each house has “coffee hour,” which is a house meeting to go over announcements, house issues, and our house usually has an activity, too. 

Pumpkin Carving Thursdays? Frozen guts never felt so right.

We got together in the student centre on Thursday for some light house competition in the spirit of halloween. The house of the best pumpkin carver would receive a catered coffee hour, courtesy of The Apple Barn. Honestly, I don’t think many people had the competition in mind after the carving began; taking a break from work for the afternoon and doing something tactile was reason enough. 

Plus they ran The Simpson’s Halloween special from the past few years throughout the night. Win-win situation.

My housemate Maxine. Who I found in my kitchen. Looking awesome. 

My housemate Maxine. Who I found in my kitchen. Looking awesome. 

What are some fun halloween events happening at Bennington this year? — Asked by Anonymous

Great question. We are very excited about Halloween here. Tomorrow night, there is a pumpkin carving activity (which you can then submit into a judged competition) with music and treats. At the gym, there is a rock-climbing activity with candy prizes tomorrow night, as well.

Finally, there is a Halloween party on Friday night and some other small celebrations around campus, AND a haunted house on Saturday night. Very exciting!

-Kate D.

Just wait ‘til Monday when there are photos afoot

-Janiele