The Ladies Who Keep the Fall Carnival Alive
Most college students do not have two dimes to rub together or an hour to spare. Especially during week seven of an academic term at New Saint Andrews College—you can almost hear the sirens in students’ heads warning them of the incoming finals of week eight. Library attendance surges, caffeine levels spike. Yet, during week seven in September, students spend their money and time buying candy, costumes, and building booths.
It’s for the Fall Carnival, an event open to the community, complete with booths, costume contests, dinner, face-painting, and so on. Senior Priscilla Paul organized this fourteenth year. “If I ever have an anxious thought about [the planning], it’s about student involvement.” That’s because, since it started, the Fall Carnival has been entirely student run and student funded. There is no board, no documentation, no advisor—rather, it has been passed down like an oral tradition year to year. “I shadowed Lizzie McGee last year,” says Priscilla; this year, sophomore …
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