Written for the Argo by Esmeralda Rivera
On Friday, October 21st, 2022, Stockton University’s Literature Club hosted a small Halloween get-together for their members and other Stockton students at the Lodge at Lakeside. The party was a chance for the club members to connect and get to know each other while enjoying everyone’s Halloween spirit, dressing up, and eating candy.
The event gave members a great way to finish off their week, offering pizza, cookies, and bags of Halloween candy for their attendees. They also had cat-ear headbands at the ready for those who could not come in costume for the party. Those that did dress up had all kinds of outfits, ranging from Spider-Man to Coraline. Attendees socialized with old and new members, and other guests who were previously not part of the club. They later hosted a costume contest in which the guests voted for the best costume, and while it came close, the pirate costume was the most loved of the party.
Jenna Figueroa, the co-president of the Literature Club, said, “The purpose behind the party was to give its members an opportunity to gather and socialize outside of club time. It was something fun for all of us to do.”
One of the guests, William Laubach, was invited by one of the members and came dressed as Toothless from How to Train Your Dragon. He stated that “this was a wonderful experience, being able to come over here and hang out with everyone, being able to dress up and be myself.”
The Stockton Literature Club meets in the Creative Writing Lab (F218) every Thursday at 4:30 p.m.