As it turns out, Halloween was also celebrated on Halloween Tuesday as local businesses and schools enjoyed dressing up, and at the University of Arkansas at Hope, dozens of students and staff costumed up for fun and competition.

As it turns out, Halloween was also celebrated on Halloween Tuesday as local businesses and schools enjoyed dressing up, and at the University of Arkansas at Hope, dozens of students and staff costumed up for fun and competition.
Tuesday night, as the Hope Star was in production and going to press, there were also several Halloween-safe events like the Sheriff’s Haunted House, church-sponsored Trunk or Treats, and even, a Halloween-themed parade in nearby Prescott.
During Tuesday mid-afternoon, the University of Arkansas at Hope saw a friendly costume competition between the staff and students, where staff members Terra Newsome and Kaye Cheatham emerged victorious dressed as the Flintstones cartoon, complete with a “stone-aged family” car made of foam.
The college Nursing students proved most active with nearly half of them dressed up in health-themed “Disease Processes,” which in itself sounded a bit spooky.
A “Skeleton Girl” named Hannah Jones, represented Guillain-Barre Syndrome, while a student dressed as a New York Yankees baseball player, Allie Anderson, represented ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Even the cute pink bear holding a stuffed turtle, played by Andie Bolt, was not exactly that as she really represented 5th’s disease or Parvovirus B19, and a snuggly raccoon, played by Cassidy Angel, was actually terrifying, representing rabies.
Meanwhile, the Nursing instructors all donned bright yellow t-shirts as “Emoji’s.”
And several other characters were seen roaming the Student Center including two versions of a Harley Quinn, also a Jigsaw, Micheal Myers, and an Anime’ hero as well as staff member Presley Pennington’s colorful pink Crayola crayon.
One of the more outrageous creations was a Criminal Justice student, Elizabeth Melo, with a stimulated “Pencil in the Nose,” which gave the appearance of having a yellow pencil jammed through her nose and out her head.
Melo’s idea was the ingenious work and craftsmanship of her friend, Geona Keaton, a business student.
“I took a pencil, broke it in half, and then used latex on her forehead,and used cotton around her nose with more latex, and stuck the other half of the pencil in her nose. Then, I painted and decorated it with blood,” Keith explained.
Melo said, “It is a bit sticky feeling, and I’ve had a hard time breathing with it, too.”
Even Pennington noted, “Now, that is really creepy. It looks like it hurts and really freaks me out.”