On Monday, Nov. 4, after many weeks of midterms and trying to register for courses, the Biology Club hosted an event called Dunkin' for Pumpkins. It was a special occasion which took place in Bruce Hall Room 204 during which students had the opportunity to decorate their own pumpkins with a variety of tools.
With a rainbow of colors and designs to choose from, students were able to unleash their creativity and transform simple pumpkins into their own masterpieces. The students who participated were also provided refreshments and snacks to boost their creative juices and encourage them to create their dream pumpkin.
Ryan Leo, a student at Kean University, participated in the event and thought that especially after midterms, Dunkin for Pumpkins was a nice way to relieve some stress, simply hang out with friends and meet some really cool people.
"The Bio Club came together and decided to paint some pumpkins. We did also find out that pumpkins in fact do float in water," said Leo
Some pumpkin designs included faces of famous fictional characters, ghosts and even peppermints which is appropriate because the holidays are right around the corner. Some students opted to simply paint their entire pumpkin one color, so they could just relax and wind down.
The Biology club has hosted a variety of events in the past, such as hot chocolate socials and others, in order to bring together students who really have a desire to be creative, or just to become a scientist for the day and really test their own hypotheses.
"Dunkin for Pumpkins is very therapeutic especially with some nice lo-fi beats, it is the best way to do it. I don't know how else to explain painting pumpkins with some nice beats in the background," said Leo.
Events like this have been designed to really bring the students from all different majors together and relax and meditate amidst all of the stress and responsibility of being a college student.
This semester, the Biology Club typically holds meetings during college hour every other Monday, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Bruce Hall Room 204. Students do not have to be a biology major to participate in the organization. All majors are welcome to join the action and test their scientific theories, like whether pumpkins float in the water.
If students are interested in participating in events such as this, to express their creativity or to simply join and have a blast, they can join the Biology club today by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the president, Hayya Ali, for more information.