Halloween events take over Student Union at Davie

Students could play laser tag, paint pumpkins, and make masks for Halloween.


Desiree Cancel, a junior majoring in psychology, paints a pumpkin at Owlcraft. Thomas Chiles | Features Editor

Thomas Chiles, Features Editor

From fake cobwebs to prop spiders, the Davie campus Student Union was decked out for Halloween.

Students had the opportunity to play laser tag in the dark Tuesday, as part of an event sponsored by the Student Union and Campus Recreation. The laser guns and barriers were provided by Laser Tag of Miami, a mobile laser tag company.

“We’ve done multiple events here,” Laser Tag of Miami manager Jenn Gomez said. “We’ve also done Boca [campus].”

All the lights in the Student Union’s multipurpose room were turned off and inflatable barriers were strategically placed throughout. Participants played laser tag games like “Humans vs. Zombies” in true Halloween fashion.

A Laser Tag of Miami employee gets the laser guns ready for the next round of students. Thomas Chiles | Features Editor

“I work here, and I love my job because of stuff like this,” Students Advocating Volunteer Involvement Davie campus Director Humberto Arias said.

The Halloween celebration left some students hoping for similar events in the near future.

“I wish we had a lot more fun stuff like this, I loved it,” management information systems major Jake Adams said.

In the main lobby of the Student Union, Owlcraft was also underway, an event where students could paint pumpkins and create masks.

Junior psychology major Blanca Melero painted her pumpkin purple before adding a face and flower to it.

“It’s fun and relaxing,” Melero said of the event. “I just had an exam so it’s perfect.”

Both Laser Tag and Owlcraft ran from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Thomas Chiles is the features editor of the University Press. For information regarding this or other stories, email [email protected] or tweet him @thomas_iv.