Keep Drops Halloween Theme Due to Party Postponement
Living up to its reputation for creativity and style, Keep Cottage will be throwing a “neon party” on Saturday, Nov. 17 to make up for this year’s cancellation of their traditional Halloween party.
The notorious Halloween party, scheduled this year for Saturday, Nov. 3, overlapped with President Marvin Krislov’s inauguration weekend, bringing up problems with security, and was subsequently postponed for two weeks.
Safety and Security classified the inauguration ceremony as a “full force event” that necessitated that every officer be on duty for his or her normal eight-hour shift in addition to an assigned detail. This resulted in many officers taking shifts of up to 16-hour in one day, as the ceremony required the presence of all officers over the three-day period. Tasks extended beyond monitoring the speech; officers managed all visitors and dealt with parking issues and other side functions.
Assistant Director of Safety and Security Marjorie Burton clarified, “At all times we have to maintain our full services, so when additional events come on campus we look to see if we can staff beyond our normal procedures.”
“We needed Safety and Security at the party and there wasn’t enough personnel,” said first-year Keep party planner Logan Takahashi.
Other co-opers blamed the postponement on the College’s concern for its image.
“Our party was delayed because of the inauguration weekend. Alums and board members were in town, so the administration thought it would look bad if students were stumbling drunk out of a residence hall,” explained junior and Keep HLEC Rebecca Grodofsky.
Administrators could not be reached for comment.
Keep Housing Loose Ends Coordinator and sophomore Kurt Schmidt commented on the party postponement: “A lot of the first-years were very disappointed,” he said. “For some of them, the Halloween party was the reason they decided to live in Keep.”
The party was pushed back two weekends, past Parent’s Weekend, to this Saturday.
“We talked about having a delayed Halloween party, but we thought everyone would be tired of the concept by then,” said Grodofsky. “Then we talked about having our own Marvin Krislov Inaugural Ball, or even a Marvin Krislov Debutante Ball or a Marvin Krislov Bar Mitzvah called Barvin Mitzlov. All of these ideas were great in theory, but they seemed less interesting once we thought of the practicalities of dressing up.”
“I’m psyched for the neon party. It’s gonna be rockin,’” said Takahashi.
Grodofsky agreed, “Look out for sweet bands. Do not come if you are prone to seizures.”