Halloween Dodgeball 2022: Who was the best dressed?
The annual Halloween Dodgeball tournament returned to Fanning Hall. The spooky tradition packs students into the Fanning courtyard each year where they watch their peers go head-to-head. This Lipscomb tradition has been put on for nearly two decades. But each time, you’re guaranteed to see something you’ve never seen before. Traditionally in sports, teams are united by uniforms. But in this tournament, teams are united by creative costumes. How could Halloween ever exist without the costumes?
Candy, costumes and live music at The Well
On the night of the 28th, The Well Coffeehouse hosted a Halloween Showcase filled with coffee, candy and a stellar lineup featuring a few of Lipscomb’s own. From the spooky decor to the fantastic costumes, the room filled with excitement as familiar faces took the stage. Kelle Cates, one of the student performers, says “I always enjoy doing shows near campus… I hope to do more live band shows where students are able to get there easily and have a good time!” People slowly made their way to the coffeeshop as the night went on. Nearing the final few performances, a good-sized crowd had gathered in support of their fellow…
Halloween dodgeball returns for a spooky season
The crowd is roaring. The competition is ruthless. A nun is on the ground. Madness has just begun. Each year for nearly two decades, the Student Activities Board hosts the fabled Halloween Dodgeball Tournament. A fight-club style evening where students of all ages come together in one cage. Teams enter in groups of five, and united by their choice of costumes, play for a championship. The tournament is October 28th at 8 p.m. in Fanning Hall and is a centerpiece of Lipscomb’s annual Hallo-Week festivities. A fenced-in court replaces the Fanning courtyard, and spectators pack the floors of the building and watch the action mirroring a colosseum. Rather than gathering to…
Republished from The Babbler, Vol. 11, No. 1, Oct. 31, 1930. All Hollow’s Eve, the name given to the 31st of October as the vigil of Hallowmas or All Saints Day. Though now known as little else but the eve of the Christian festival. Halloween and its formerly attendant ceremonies long antedate Christianity. The two chief characteristics of the ancient Halloween were the lighting of bonfires and the belief that of all the nights of the year this is the one which ghosts and witches are most likely to wander abroad. It is a Druidic belief that on the eve of this festival Saman, Lord of Death, called together the…