By: Jianna Vasquez
Ghost, goblins and witches took over NMSU this Halloween.
The 32nd annual Halloween Howl was held on the campus’ intramural fields. NMSU student organizations came together on Halloween to give the community a safe place to spend their evening.
“My favorite part is the games and I love getting all this candy,” said 9-year-old, Cameron Montano.
Halloween was on a Monday this year, which limited parents on what activities they were able to do with their families, but NMSU had them covered.
Children and adults got to sport their favorite Halloween costumes, and in spirit of the upcoming election, some even dressed as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
“With over 50 student organizations participating this year, the turn out came out to be bigger and better than last years,” said Aggies Activities Council member, Michaela Van Wormer.
“I rather my son come to an activity like this rather than going around the neighborhood,” said NMSU staff member, Michelle Montano.
Kids were not only able to trick or treat, but they were able to participate in different games the organizations had to offer.
NMSU’s Gender Diverse Aggies had a beanbag toss for the kids and were excited to be present for the night.
“This is not only a way to give back to the community, but it is also a great way to get our organizations name out there,” said Max Meyer, a member of Gender Diverse Aggies. “We want to educate as many people as possible about our organization.”
Kinesiology major, Janette Carrillo, brought her six-year-old daughter, Samantha Carrillo who was dressed as Wonder Woman to the Halloween Howl.
“I like that it’s family oriented and I definitely plan on coming back next year,” said Carrillo.
Halloween Howl is more than just trick or treating, it is a place for the community to interact with one another. All participating organizations helped to make this event out a fun place for families to have a safe Halloween night.
Stephanie Tellez expressed that this was a great way to spend Halloween and it was convenient for her that she didn’t have to worry about traffic and could focus more on enjoying her time with the children.
“It’s a different and fun thing we can do instead of normal door-to-door trick or treating,” said Stephanie Tellez.
Halloween Howl is expected to happen again next year, but for more information on everything else NMSU community has to offer, contact the activities council at (575)-646-3200.