Celebrating all that is fall at CIU

Joy Jones shares smiles with her jack-o-lantern. (Photos by Nathaniel Rabon, CIU Student Photographer)
November 03, 2020

By Alex Brickey

CIU Student Writer

Even though many of the leaves had yet to turn colors, Columbia International University celebrated the end of October with a Fall Festival. It included a pie eating contest, CIU porch decorating of the residence halls, corn hole and a costume contest.

“It's been really exciting. I think it really allowed do something fun and bond as a community,” said Intercultural Studies major Nandry Conrod.

Scott Campbell, an RA assisting in the porch decorating, said he appreciated how so many students pitched in to make the event happen.  

“The best part was that we had people helping us and asking how they could help,” Campbell said. “That's been the best part about tonight.”

And of course, what is a Fall Festival without a costume contest? The winner of the CIU costume contest was Jenea Bradshaw who dressed up as a medieval princess winning not only a $25 Amazon gift card, but also the respect of her fellow classmates with the detail of her costume.

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