Get Scared at “Nightmare at Academy Square

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Zombie 02: Bryndee Price and Ileana Brown dodge all the zombies coming towards them at the Snow College Residence Life’s Nightmare at Academy Square. Photo by Brynnlee Nelson

Zombie 02: Bryndee Price and Ileana Brown dodge all the zombies coming towards them at the Snow College Residence Life’s Nightmare at Academy Square. Photo by Brynnlee Nelson

The Resident Hall Association is hosting Nightmare at Academy Square during the last two weekends of October from 8-11:30 each night. It is a haunted house in the basement of the Suites.

Calli Case, a sophomore at Snow College, attended the haunted house last fall.

“It was so fun! I kept grabbing the back of the person in front of me and holding on to all of my friends because I was so scared. They did really well putting it all together and I’m excited to see what it’s going to be like this year!”

Past Snow College students may recall “Haunted Halls” from last year, it’s essentially the same thing, just a different name this year. The haunted house is going to be at the same venue but different from previous years in a lot of ways.

One aspect of the haunted experience that is going to stay similar to last year is the layout of the haunted house. There are going to be five rooms that the students will weave through. Each room has a different theme that incorporates a variety of Halloween spirit.

In addition, the RA’s wanted to add some change to the haunted house. Nightmare at Academy Square is going to have differently themed rooms from the ones last year. The RA’s worked together to form new ideas that they wish to keep a surprise.

Katy Koval is a Residents Assistant at Snow and she has been helping plan and set up the haunted house.

Nightmare at Academy Square is going to be AWESOME. The plan has been underway for quite some time, and we have put in a whole lot of work to make sure we can scare your socks right off! Come, have fun, and beware of the scare at Academy Square!” Koval explains.

Many Snow College students wonder if they can find Halloween activities that are scary and have a low cost close. The Resident Hall Association wanted to keep price down so it could be affordable for all students and they even cut a special deal for the students who live on campus.

Jessika Kenison attended the haunted house last year, shares her excitement, “It is so awesome to have such a quality haunted house here in Ephraim, and for so cheap! It really encourages students to stay close instead of having to travel out of town. I also really like how it promotes campus involvement.”

The RA’s and many other student leaders around campus have volunteered to help set up the haunted house and work as characters to scare the guests. They gathered around 25-30 people to work each night doing wrist banding, scaring, and chaperoning. In addition, the RA’s have been working together to make this event incorporate all types of Snow College students.

Students are able to attend the event alone, with a friend, or a big group! If students have a smaller group, they may be combined with another group.

“Nightmare at Academy Square” will be open to students Oct. 23-24 and Oct. 30-31 from 8:00-11:30 PM.

$2.00 for off-campus students

$1.00 for on-campus students

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