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Hoopla celebrates Halloween

by Mark Smith, Web and Opinion editor

 

Looking for some scary Halloween fun? HPU’s Office of Student Life and Athletic Department are teaming up to throw HPU’s third annual Halloween Hoopla and third annual Monster’s Ball.

The Hoopla event will be held on Oct. 28 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Neal Blaisdell Arena. It is open to all clubs, organizations, and sports teams as a way to perform community service and have fun at the same time by setting up booths and providing contests and games. Last year the Spirit Club had a ring toss game, Circle K had storytelling, and ASHPU had bowling.

 

This year 75 clubs and organizations were invited to participate, including the band, the HPU Cheerleaders, the dance team, and Spirit Club.

“ This is a great opportunity for clubs and organizations to get involved,” said Heather Hubbard, the director of Student Life. “It also provides a safe trick-or-treat environment for the community.”

Halloween Hoopla also serves as a huge pep rally to introduce the men’s basketball team. A blue and green game is scheduled, where the team splits in half and plays against itself.

Events scheduled throughout the night include a dunking contest and a best costume and booth contest.

Monster’s Ball happens on Oct. 30 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Planet Hollywood. Tickets go on sale for $10 for students Oct. 22 on Fort Street Mall, and they can be purchased up to the date of the event. The cost for guests and at the door will be $12. Food and transportation from Waikiki, Hawai‘i Loa, and the downtown campus will be provided. There will also be a costume contest on this night as well.

For more information about Hoopla or Monster’s Ball, see other articles in this section or stop by the Office of Student Life.

Patrick Shimabukuro contributed to this article.

 

 

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