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ECPB Hosts First HallowFest On Campus

On Sunday, October 23, the Emmanuel College Programming Board (ECPB), held their first music festival, HallowFest, in the Jean Yawkey Center from 1-5pm. The festival was originally scheduled for Saturday, October 22, but was rescheduled because of the weather.

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The festival originated from an earlier idea for a Battle of the Bands but ECPB wanted to show that students could have a fun campus, regardless of Emmanuel being a small school.

The expectation for participants was high, but the festival began with only few people in attendance. Students who stopped by wanted to spin the wheel, which gave them the chance to win free prizes. The Hallow Fest t-shirts were mostly favored. Other prizes included were cupcakes, tumblers, notebooks and stickers.

To kick off the festival, Sean Walsh performed several songs including Green Eyes by Coldplay and an original song entitled Changes. The crowd looked amused as he played his songs while others were nodding along.

Other performances were followed by Aaron Lessard, Yelena Rodriguez ’18, SB Jay, YoungCTheGreat, Brian Hippern ’18, Lymbo, the Philosophy Department’s own Professor Kaplan, and 5UP.

“I liked his guitar playing. It was really nice and ambient.” Karla Morales ’20 said of Lessard.

In addition to HallowFest, Morning Salute‘s food truck was parked outside of St. Anne’s. The organization was founded in April 2016 and is run completely by veterans. They are also supporters of the New England Center and Home for Veterans.

The two men who worked there for the festival, Steve Mitchell and Operations Manager Patrick Arabie were talkative with their customers. Each had stories and jokes to share with those who visited.

“We also work with the center for homeless veterans and we try to donate and give back so some of the benefits that the veterans deserve, get them,” said Mitchell.

As the festival came close to a close, more students dropped in to listen to the live music and receive free cupcakes.

“I think it’s pretty fun. I wish that more people came because they’re missing out,” said Julie Royce ’19.

“I think the ECPB did a great job! I like to see our peers as great performers. I wouldn’t have ever known they could sing,” said Lauren Roderigues ’19

Despite the lower turnout than was expected, the afternoon was full of good vibes and a nice way to end the weekend.

Hugmaelle Jean ’20 is a Staff Writer for The Hub. She can be contacted at

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