Too Corny Cornhole By: Onosetale Eimunjeze

On Oct. 27, Hardin-Simmons University celebrated one of its annual Halloween events, an intramural tournament called “Too Corny Cornhole.”

The event, organized by Student Life, was both a cornhole tournament and a costume contest. The tournament was held on the intramural fields near the Hardin-Simmons apartments while the costume contest took place on the intramural fields and in the intramural parking lot.

The cornhole contest was a double elimination-tournament with partnered groups and was scheduled for 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.. The contestants, Lane Jenkins and Cree Tassin or “The J-Town Special” as they called themselves, emerged as the champions of the competition, beating “The Corny Boiz” with a final score of 21-13 and winning the ESPN cornhole set that was to be awarded to the victors.

The costume contest was a two-part activity; Scary-oke and Trunk or Treat. Individuals who dressed up in costumes were contesting for categories such as the funniest costume, the best group costume and a best overall costume. The contest saw characters such as Julius Caesar, Michael Myers from the Halloween franchise, SWAT teams, Chewbacca from Star Wars, Shego and Kim Possible and so forth.. The Joker won the best overall costume, and the SWAT team and their dog won best group costume.

Although registration was required to participate in the tournament, like a majority of events on the Hardin-Simmons Campus, it provided students with the opportunity to find their own community, make new friends, socialize and also participate in the holiday. Dasi Reddy Rohith, a freshman international student from India and Mauritius, attended the event dressed as Michael Myers. He spoke about how much he enjoyed the event, and how memorable the experience was, especially because it was his first American Halloween.