Rock the Rec is in a few days, and most importantly, there is a costume contest with a $300 prize!
If you are still struggling with a costume idea, head on over to the I Am Not A Costume Mixer from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM on October 26th in the McKenny Ballroom. This event is to educate students about culturally insensitive Halloween costumes. The symbolism behind these costumes have had many negative effects on students and we are looking to make a change in our EMU community.
Here are a few tips to make sure that your cool costume idea isn’t offensive, even if you don’t think it will be.
And that one friend that who tells you when your great idea is terrible? Listen to them. They’re most likely right. If one person in your life can see an idea as offensive, chances are there are a lot of people out there who would agree with them. You’ve got a lot of options — nothing wrong with erring on the side of being respectful and conscientious.
Why run the risk of running afoul of a scholarship committee or potential employers who do their due diligence on social media, when you can have any one of hundreds of perfectly fun, scary, or silly costumes that are frankly much more interesting than being a walking racist stereotype? Because doing something racist doesn’t just make you a racist in that moment — to the rest of the world, you are henceforth racist to some degree. Social media never forgets, so use your head. Halloween is a night where you can be anyone you want to be, and hopefully, that person is someone who wouldn’t offend or hurt someone else.
And here are the rest of the details about Roc the Rec.
Get to the Rec/IM basketball courts on October 27 at 7 p.m. for Rock the Rec 3!
Meet your Men’s and Women’s Basketball Team!
There will be
-Free food (Marco’s Pizza and Insomnia Cookies)
-Dunk Contest & 3 point contest
-$300 best Halloween Costume Contest (so dress up!)
-$1,000 Adidas credit for RSO with largest turnout
-Highest attended residence hall will also receive an extra special prize
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. on the Rec/IM bball courts!!
Join the event here and invite your friends! https://www.facebook.