“The Meaning of Fear”– Halloween Themed Event Coming Up at BHC QC Campus

Fall– a time for pumpkins, jumping in leaves, picking apples, eating apples, harvesting the crops, enjoying campfires, spending time with family and friends, and, yes, fall is the  time for Halloween. Halloween, for kids, usually translates as a time to dress up as our favorite characters and score a bunch of free candy.

Unfortunately, as adults, we usually (usually) no longer have that privilege. Instead, many adults entertain themselves by focusing on the scary aspects of Halloween, such as haunted houses and horror movies. 

For most of us, both ways of celebrating Halloween sound appealing. This year, combine both versions of Halloween! The Black Hawk College Christian Conversation Club is sponsoring their second Conversation Event for the month of October, entitled “The Meaning of Fear.” The event is free and all students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend.

The event is on Wednesday, October 25 from 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. in Building 4, second floor, Hawk’s Nest. The event will either be held in the main area, or in the Restaurant in the Hawk’s Nest. There will be free food and Halloween candy.

Students are welcome to wear Halloween costumes to this event (conservatively dressed, please!).

There will be a fun game of Phobia bingo, including a variety of common (and not so common) phobias.

Topics that will be discussed include:

  • Why do we fear?
  • Can fear actually help us?
  • Jump-fears versus psychological fears
  • What are your favorite scary movies, stories, video games, art?
  • How do you feel about activities you are supposed to be scared at (going to haunted houses, watching horror films, etc.)?
  • What does fear mean to you?
  • How do you respond to fear?
  • How do you cope with fear?

Author: Elodie R. Bouwens

I am currently in my second year at Black Hawk College. I'm a 2016 graduate of Geneseo High School. Besides writing, I love to walk long distance (goal is 20+ miles), bake, watch The Walking Dead, and read. I absolutely love to write, and I'm excited to write for the Chieftain. If you have any ideas for a topic or story, feel free to contact me at ebouwens@mymail.bhc.edu.