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Successful Carny Proves It’s Always ‘Fair’ Weather

Persistent drizzle forced relocation of Residence Life’s first-ever Rose Street Carnival on Thursday, but failed to diminish the enthusiasm of participants. Crowds flocked to the Field House – with many of the students in Halloween get-up – for free food, a cornucopia of try-your-luck games, a pumpkin pie-eating contest, giveaways throughout the five-hour event … and a much-relished opportunity for on-campus dwellers to get sweet revenge on their favorite Resident Assistants.

– Photos by Marc T. Kaylor, student photographer, and Tom Wilson, writer/editor-PCToday

The Field House is transformed into an attraction-filled midway for the Rose Street Carnival.
The Field House is transformed into an attraction-filled midway for the Rose Street Carnival.

Tinted a Hulkish green for the night, RA George W. Settle III rides the mechanical bull.
Tinted a Hulkish green for the night, RA George W. Settle III rides the mechanical bull.

Step right up to RA Dana M. Ritter's spinning wheel!
Step right up to RA Dana M. Ritter’s spinning wheel!

"Photo-bombing" a kid and his Kettle Korn
“Photo-bombing” a kid and his Kettle Korn

Resident Assistant James S. Alger ...
Resident Assistant James S. Alger …

... is beset by feisty fans ...
… is beset by feisty fans …

... and emerges, ready for the next "attack."
… and emerges, ready for the next “attack.”

The stage is set for competitive eating.
The stage is set for competitive eating.

Reviewing strategy?
Reviewing strategy?

Dig in!
Dig in!

Machine tool technology major Hunter T. Furl shows his ultimately winning form.
Machine tool technology major Hunter T. Furl shows his ultimately winning form.

A champion is crowned!
A champion is crowned!

Pumpkin, pumpkin everywhere
Pumpkin, pumpkin everywhere

Pie-eating participant Matthew C. Helf, a Residence Life coordinator, topped with a souvenir
Pie-eating participant Matthew C. Helf, a Residence Life coordinator, topped with a souvenir

The proof is in the pie plate.
The proof is in the pie plate.

With free T-shirts promised to the first 200 people, the early check-in line was a long one.
With free T-shirts promised to the first 200 people, the early check-in line was a long one.

Hoopsters beat the clock at the basketball toss.
Hoopsters beat the clock at the basketball toss.

Presidential Ambassador Ashley V. Martin tests her strength.
Presidential Ambassador Ashley V. Martin tests her strength.

Bearing a makeshift ID tag that reads "Exchange Student," a simian visitor adjusts his shades.
Bearing a makeshift ID tag that reads “Exchange Student,” a simian visitor adjusts his shades.

A carnival-goer tries to win a goldfish in the pingpong-ball toss.
A carnival-goer tries to win a goldfish in the pingpong-ball toss.

RA Troy C. Weimer watches a winner at skeeball.
RA Troy C. Weimer watches a winner at skeeball.

RA Derek E. Teay is among the evening's good sports ...
RA Derek E. Teay is among the evening’s good sports …

... who took a whipped-topping pie in the face in return for a canned-food donation.
… who took a whipped-topping pie in the face in return for a canned-food donation.

Clad as one of the Pink Ladies from "Grease," Residence Hall Association member Emily D. Perry supervises a midway game.
Clad as one of the Pink Ladies from “Grease,” Residence Hall Association member Emily D. Perry supervises a midway game.

RA Karey E. Wolfe smilingly serves a seasonal treat.
RA Karey E. Wolfe smilingly serves a seasonal treat.

Karaoke and dancing add to the night's entertainment on the busy Field House floor.
Karaoke and dancing add to the night’s entertainment on the busy Field House floor.

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