By Minuet Bando, Nov. 2, 2021

Enchanted by witchcraft, CPP students gathered by the BRIC pool at ASI’s “Flick N Float” and enjoyed delicious meals while watching “Hocus Pocus” on Oct. 22.

This Halloween-themed event was not a trick, but a treat that encouraged students to relax with friends and take a break from studying by the pool.

“We just want to focus on making sure that everyone here is comfortable and enjoying the night and everything we have to offer,” said Vienna Tan, employee at the BRIC and hospitality student.

With nearly a dozen students relaxing with friends and partners across the patio, the event gave a tranquil sensation as the fall breeze moved on the water and attendees took delight in the night.

Students watched as three children and a cat save the town’s youth from three evil witches, the iconic storyline of “Hocus Pocus” which continues to empower individuality, courage and care for one another with a special Halloween twist.

Lounge chairs were provided to all guests, as well as limited hammocks. Upon entering, students were presented a wristband that granted them a courtesy meal provided by Centerpointe. There were various options of sub sandwiches such as turkey subs, roast beef and swiss subs, smoked ham subs and caprese subs for vegetarian students. Each meal included a drink of the attendee’s choice, a homemade chocolate cookie and a small bag of chips.

ASI served complimentary meals for attendees at the “Flick N Float” event.

Originally, the preselected Halloween film was “Edward Scissorhands,” but was changed to “Hocus Pocus.” Tan states there was confusion with the film showing.


“We kind of just had a mix up with a vendor and wanted to make sure that we were still playing a Halloween movie just to get into the theme of the holiday coming up. We also wanted to make sure that the film was already approved with the licensing people,” said Tan.

Justin Godfrey, a first-time guest and hospitality and business administration student, attended the event because he thought it was a wonderful opportunity to spend time with friends as well as enjoy a complimentary meal.

Godfrey stated that most college students want complementary meals due to the hassle to pay for other necessities with a limited budget.

Despite the fact that the event was held outside, students were still required to follow COVID-19 protocols including staying 6 feet apart and wearing a mask at all times except when eating or drinking.

Laila Afshari, second-time guest and aerospace engineering student, expressed that even though it was too cold to swim, she made sure to join the ASI team again for another movie night.

“My friends and I came to the last one and we kind of turned it into a girls’ night thing. It is something to do that is not sitting at home,” said Afshari.


Regardless that this was the last “Flick N Float” event of the fall semester, Tan expressed that ASI intends to host more “Flick N Float” events in the upcoming semester.

“I really hope that participants are enjoying coming and we love hosting everyone. We really hope that more people are coming out,” said Tan.


For more events like this go to myBAR on the CPP website.

Featured image courtesy of Minuet Bando.

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