Watch out boo-low: Pumpkins to be dropped off Clarke Tower today

Tanvi Parmar, Staff Reporter

Today from 4 to 7 p.m. (or when the pumpkins run out), students will be able to drop a pumpkin off the 11th floor of Clarke Tower for free at the Residence Hall Association Magnolia Community Council’s Jack Bash event.

“If destroying pumpkins doesn’t appeal to you, we’ve also got music, performances, food—it’s a fantastic time, not to mention a campus tradition,” noted Rebecca Haluska, the freshman Magnolia social coordinator.

The event has been bringing people together around Halloween for more than 20 years. Over the past years, Jack Bash has had many different configurations, but the unifying factor has been dropping pumpkins from the 11th floor of Clarke Tower.

Members of Magnolia Community Council hope that Jack Bash will help develop a strong sense of community among residents as well as give students the opportunity to do something they couldn’t do normally. They also noted that this year’s Jack Bash would not be possible without the support of the Residence Hall Association, the office of First-Year Experience and Family Programs, University Program Board and The Office of Housing & Residence Life.