Join in the pumpkin carving contest, sponsored by the Stubblefield Institute, on Tuesday. Photo courtesy Stubblefield Institute

Stubblefield Institute Student Advisory Council Hosts Pumpkin Carving Contest

“Come carve pumpkins with us and prove that what unites Shepherd students – our love of Halloween – is greater than what divides us.” – Stubblefield Institute SAC

The Stubblefield Institute Student Advisory Council will be hosting a pumpkin carving contest on Tuesday, Oct. 26, from 12:15 – 1:15 p.m. on the Midway, next to the Student Center.

Participants will be asked a series of questions regarding their various political opinions and then be paired with participants with different opinions to carve their entry with.

The organization hopes to use the task of carving pumpkins to bring to together various opinions and spark conversations that will broaden participants’ horizons.

“It’s a way of getting people of different opinions to chat while doing something they both like,” said Peter Proctor, president of Stubblefield Institute SAC

Winners will be awarded various Halloween themed prizes, but all participants can expect Halloween treats.

Topics included in the sign-up questions include elections, gender identity, and Roe v. Wade.

Anyone interested may register here by answering a short survey. Space is limited, so entrance is based on a first-come/first-serve basis.

The Stubblefield Institute Student Advisory Council is a student-led organization working to create civility within the community.

“We set out to create a space and a way for students to start talking about politics again. Some people say we should avoid politics … however this is a problem because this means nobody knows how to create civil dialogue,” said Proctor.

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