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Halloween Party Held in Sky Café of Korea University Sejong Camp...

  • 2019-12-02
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<Halloween Party Held in Sky Café of Korea University Sejong Campus>

 

Halloween is a holiday celebrated every October 31 that has its origin in the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain where death and ghosts are praised, and has been specialized into various characteristics as Christianity has spread. A typical example is a culture in which young children wear costumes and say “trick or treat” to get some candy. 

 

On October 31, a Halloween Party was held in Sky Café of Korea University Sejong Campus. The party was put on by ‘Dream,’ the 32nd Hoyeon Dormitory Council, to provide students with a variety of fun events. I interviewed Kim Juyoung, a student from the Faculty of Global Sport Studies, about the Halloween Party, and I was able to hear the specifics.



Q1. Can you introduce yourself briefly?

A. Hello! My name is Juyoung Kim, and I am currently a sophomore majoring in Global Sports Studies. I have lived most of my life in Toronto, Canada, so when I found out about Sky Café, I instantly knew that I needed to work there. This is my third semester working at Sky Café and I am working as the head manager with seven co-workers.

 

Q2. A number of events were held at the party. Can you explain each of them?

A. First, the Halloween photo zone was the most elaborate part of the party. We covered a whole section of the Sky Café with scary decorations and props like severed fake limbs and realistic cobwebs, and the ceiling lights were covered with colored cellophane to create a spooky atmosphere.

Secondly, the snacks were also a big part of attracting students to the café. We came up with Halloween inspired desserts such as ‘Dirt Cups,’ which consisted of chocolate pie, crushed Oreos, and gummy worms, that were all combined and stuffed into a small plastic flower pot. There were also ‘Marshmallow Pops,’ which were small marshmallows that were skewered on a pretzel stick with a chocolate face that were all hand-drawn by the Sky Café workers. 

 


 

Two games were conducted at the Halloween party. One was a speed game, and the second game involved missions that were handed out to the party guests. These mission cards encouraged the partygoers to meet new people and to practice their English. (For example, the cards had missions that said, “Find the person with a witch costume and make them laugh.”)

One of the main symbols for Halloween is the Jack-o’-lantern. But instead of bringing heavy pumpkins for people to carve, we decided to simplify this tradition by bringing oranges. We asked the party guests to draw Halloween inspired designs on the oranges, which they got to eat afterwards.

Halloween is all about dressing up and having fun, so all of the Sky Café workers dressed up, and props and face painting were provided for those who didn’t have a chance to bring any costumes. During the party, we noted the people with the best costumes and gave them small prizes for their great participation.

 


 

Q3. How was this Halloween Party different from last year’s party?

A. The main difference from the Halloween party last year would be the absence of alcohol. Instead of a drunken dance party, we decided to make a space for students where they could mingle under a sober yet recreational atmosphere for a great and fun time.

We also added an area for face painting where our workers put fake blood and tattoos on guests, and provided face painting to those who did not have the chance to dress up but wanted to.

Q4. What did you focus on for this year’s Halloween Party?

A. Our focus for this party was to introduce the global holiday of Halloween in a fun way. It was also a great way for Korean students to socialize with foreign students. We also thought it was a smart way to encourage students to speak English freely.

Q5. What was the reason for putting on this Halloween Party?

A. Halloween is a holiday that is celebrated globally. On Halloween, everyone gets to be someone else for a day and it is a great way to meet new people. So, since October was approaching for the second semester, we thought it was a great opportunity to host a Halloween party for the dormitory students.

Q6. Lastly, how do you feel about finishing the Halloween party safely at the Sky Café?

A. This event took two whole months to plan and prepare so there were a lot of expectations. I was worried that not a lot of students would come, considering that the party was hosted on a Thursday, but luckily the event had a favorable outcome and it was the great teamwork that the Sky Café members put into this Halloween party that made it such a success. I feel like having events like these more often that influences students to be inclusive and try to come out of their comfort zones for the better. I hope that more students include themselves in culture-enriched programs such as the Sky Café Halloween party, and increase their motivation to use more English.

 


 

Many international students attended and enjoyed the Halloween Party. I interviewed three international students about the Halloween Party and asked them about the specific Halloween cultures their own countries have. 

 

Q. Can you introduce yourself briefly? (Your name, major and country)

Bianca Melendez: My name is Bianca Melendez, I am a student from Florida Atlantic University and my major is Sociology. I am from the US.

Justin Taylor Marsack: My name is Justin Taylor Marsack. My major is Information Assurance and Cyber Defense. I am from the United States of America

Lizmeidy Hernandez: Hello! I am Lizmeidy Hernandez, I’m from the Dominican Republic but live and go to school in the United States. I am double majoring in Health Sciences and Sociology.



*Bianca Melendez


Q. How was the Halloween party in Korea this year?

Bianca Melendez: The Halloween party was fun! I was able to have a good time with my friends and eat chicken!

Justin Taylor Marsack: The Halloween party that was held in the Sky Café at Korea University Sejong Campus was average. The party needed to have a continuous stream of music that people could jam to while being able to give the comfort of socializing with others in the Sky Café.

Lizmeidy Hernandez: It was really fun! I enjoyed eating a lot of food, taking pictures with my friends at the photo booth, as well as watching a scary movie.

Many international students attended and enjoyed the Halloween Party. I interviewed three international students about the Halloween Party and asked them about the specific Halloween cultures their own countries have.

 

Q. Can you introduce yourself briefly? (Your name, major and country)

Bianca Melendez: My name is Bianca Melendez, I am a student from Florida Atlantic University and my major is Sociology. I am from the US.

Justin Taylor Marsack: My name is Justin Taylor Marsack. My major is Information Assurance and Cyber Defense. I am from the United States of America

Lizmeidy Hernandez: Hello! I am Lizmeidy Hernandez, I’m from the Dominican Republic but live and go to school in the United States. I am double majoring in Health Sciences and Sociology.

 


*Lizmeidy Hernandez


Q. When was the most memorable or impressive Halloween party in your life? Also, what are Halloween parties like in your hometown or country?

Bianca Melendez: The most memorable Halloween party was one that I attended in 2016 back home. There was music and a lot of my friends went and we played many games. Traditionally in America, the Halloween parties are for people in their 20’s since they involve drinking. Some parties are huge and even involve renting a venue and getting a DJ.

Justin Taylor Marsack: The most impressive Halloween party was when I was in grade school and I was able to socialize with everyone else freely. Halloween parties in my country are often celebrated by people in their late teens to early 20s where they are free from the supervision of their parents. In addition, they play more modern and recently released music that’s most popular with the younger generation.

Lizmeidy Hernandez: Back in my home university at Bloomsburg, my friends arranged a really fun Halloween party in 2018. Everyone dressed up and my friends wore group costumes (fruits), and I was a banana. The Halloween party did not have a lot of games, but it played really good music for dancing and every single person had a creative and fun costume.

 

Q. As you know, there were various events held in the Sky Café’s Halloween party. What was the most impressive event?

Bianca Melendez: Most impressive were the tangerine pumpkins! It was super fun!

Justin Taylor Marsack: The Halloween photo zone was the most impressive event in the Halloween party.

Lizmeidy Hernandez: My favorite part of the Sky Café’s party was the costume contest. Not many people were dressed up, but the ones that were looked cool.

 


*Justin Taylor Marsack


Q. Were there any impressive costumes or makeup jobs in the event?

Bianca Melendez: Not really, but I did my roommates makeup for Halloween and drew stitches on the side of her mouth and it was the coolest costume that night!

Q. Suppose that you are going to participate in the Halloween party next year at this school. What kind of events would you look forward to?

Bianca Melendez: Pumpkin carving, trick or treat activities, a costume contest, special makeup effects, and music!

Lizmeidy Hernandez: If I were to attend a Halloween Party next year, I would expect games involving candy, a raffle, a scavenger hunt, music being played, maybe have it look more scary (similar to a haunted house).

 

Like this, Korea University Sejong Campus provides many events for foreign students such as the International Day Event and the Korean Speech Contest. In addition, they help Korean students to have some opportunities to use English and make international friends. I give a big hand of appreciative applause for the way Dream conducted the Halloween Party. Also, I was able to get to know about some of the foreign students’ Halloween party cultures through their interviews and was glad to introduce them. The Sky Café is a place where Korean students can socialize and interact with foreign students by using only English.

 

 

 

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