In college, halloween is not just one highly anticipated, sugar-crazed night as it was when we were kids. Â In college it is a block of days classified by bad decisions, skimpy outfits and excessive drinking.
For those of you who are going out on the town, here are some tips from the Good 5 Cent Cigar to you. We hope to see you alive on Monday.
-Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Â Leave a glass of water and some facepaint remover by your bed and you’ll be slightly less miserable in the morning
-Cover 50 percent of your skin. Â We know that somehow ‘adult halloween costume’ has become a synonym for lingerie, but two drinks later, that apron for your chef costume that “totally covers my boobs you guys,” is going to be considerably less secure.
-Set up your drivers before hand. Â That, “We’lll figure it out later!” Â Yeah, that never works. Â Make sure you have established rides to and from your drinking location to ensure a fun but ultimately safe night. Â Check out Sobrio or Uber.
For those of you to whom chugging halloween themed drinks is less appealing, there are plenty of options for clean, sober fun on campus.
-Go to Rocky Horror Picture Show at Edwards Auditorium. Â Show up in costume at 7 p.m. and experience the….we can’t even think of a noun. Â You’ll need to go to understand.
-Go to the Octoberfest party in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Â Dress up and make some friends at this multicultural event.
-Not in the mood for crowds? Â Grab a couple friends and your favorite candy and pop in a halloween-themed movie.
Regardless of how you celebrate this weekend, be safe, have fun and make sure you would be okay with your Grandma seeing your costume.