Photo Slideshow: Homecoming 2016


Homecoming 2016 Photo Slideshow
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Photos By: Aaron Simmons and Malik Golar

Monster Mash brings on Halloween fun at RU

Halloween 2016

Monster Mash is a Halloween dance affiliated with Reinhardt’s Homecoming festivities. This past Saturday, from 10 p.m. to midnight, faculty and students dressed up in their best costumes.

The party contained an array from extravagant purchased costumes, to creative and innovative homemade ones! Jessie Franczi and Josiah Williams went as Jessie and Woody from Toy Story, and won “Best Couple.”

Makaylah Newall (Wind-up Doll), Michaela Brock (Little Mermaid), Jessie Fanczi (Jessie), Josiah Williams (Woody), Levi Cochran (Pikachu), Mckayla Parmele (70’s Hippie), Jordan Beach (Eeyore), Audrey Woods (Pregnant Zombie).


With the level of commitment for costumes, everyone from that party deserved the title of “best dressed.”


Adrienne Lawrence (Nun), Naomi Williams (Egyptian Goddess), Deborah Dahn (Rasta Man), Emily Haney (Greek Goddess).

Members of the university did a fantastic job of transforming the Glasshouse into a spooky night club. With the assistance of an all night DJ, colorful lights and hypnotic music, the atmosphere was exhilarating.


Reinhardt student as Alice.


Reinhardt students as The Three Musketeers.

The lobby outside of the party gave students a chance to converse while hydrating themselves with homemade punch and Halloween snacks.


All in all, the event was a success. If you missed Monster Mash this year, don’t sweat. It’ll be back next year for another round of spook and terror.


Story By: Matthew Gordon. Photos By: Matthew Gordon

Waleska community enjoys Halloween festivities at Trunk-or-Treat event

Trunk or Treat

Halloween festivities were enjoyed by the local community at the Trunk-or-Treat event, co-hosted by Reinhardt University and Waleska United Methodist Church.

The Reinhardt Homecoming Week event, held Wednesday, Oct. 26, took place in the Hagan Chapel Parking Lot from 6-8 p.m.  Rev. Tim Emmett, pastor of Waleska UMC, counted the event as a success.

“This year’s event probably drew twice as many people as last year. Hundreds of children from Waleska came to our Trunk-or-Treat last night.  The parking lot was packed all night long,” Emmett said.  “Reinhardt students did a great job welcoming the children, cheering them on as they completed activities, and making sure that they had a very positive experience.  With the help of the Reinhardt community, we definitely achieved our goal of providing a fun and safe Trunk-or-Treat experience for the families in our community.”

The event included decorated trunks, food, members of the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office and Cherokee Fire and Emergency Services, Reinhardt students, faculty and staff, and, of course, costumes and candy.

Waleska UMC’s Director of Children’s Ministries, Cheryl Griffin, described the church’s involvement in the community event.

“Waleska UMC participated in many ways, including the prayer, advertising and promotion of the event throughout the community,” Griffin said.  “We also participated by donating candy for trunk sponsors to utilize (there were 10 trunks there which were sponsored by Waleska UMC members), inviting the fire department and sheriff’s office to participate, providing and serving over 230 hot dogs, along with chips and drinks, sharing the love of our Lord with all who attended, and enjoying the interaction with the Reinhardt students!”

Sophomore Psychology major Ally Vieira was one of many students who enjoyed the event.

“There were great people that came out and great music,” Vieira said. “Everyone had a fun time setting up and interacting with the kids.  My favorite part was definitely seeing the kids’ faces light up every time they did well in the corn hole or knocking down our bowling pins, and meeting a baby dressed up as Tigger from Winnie the Pooh, just like me, was pretty cool too!”

A full list of RU Homecoming events can be found here.


Written By: Adria Mulrooney. Photo By: Adria Mulrooney