Pumpkins and gore creep into the bookstore2 min read

Rajvir Kaur

To forget the hard times for a moment, the Classified Senate of De Anza College wanted to do something that faculty, staff and students, could enjoy. So what do they come up with? A Halloween contest.
The Classified Senate which represents unionized staff teamed up with the Academic Senate, DASB, senior administrators and the bookstore to create a free event with the goal to get every member of De Anza involved.
Sure enough on Halloween in De Anza’s bookstore, you could not tell students apart from faculty members.
The Halloween contest would have one winner from a pumpkin decorating contest and one for the best costume. Both winners would get a $50 bookstore gift certificate.
Costume participants came in many forms and faces and left you wondering what or who was going to walk through the entrance next.
Karen Chow, president of the Academic Senate, came in as Rosie the Riveter.
Chow said she loved the fact that Rosie represents “yes, we can,” and that we can work together to get what we need and where we need to go.
Sculpture art major Areege Haq stepped in as Zelda, from the video game “Zelda.” She bought the boots and gloves, but putting the costume together and making a sword and shield took her about three weeks.
Engineering major Victor Noguera became a noble warrior. Inspiration came from his “roots,” he said, and wanting to represent a prideful Mayan or Aztec warrior.
Korinne Varner, double major in molecular biology and evolutionary biology, handmade her entire costume. She dressed up as Little Sister from the video game “Bioshock.”
Student scarecrow Dan Horning, social science major, made his costume in two days while she-wolf Anna Wicklander, business management major, made hers in three days.
When asked about future events, textbook coordinator and Classified Senate president Reza Kazempour said that if everybody is able to come together and make things like this Halloween contest happen, then why not?

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