Operation Voodoo 2014

Posted on 24. Oct, 2014 by in Campus Events

Sigma Nu Voodoo

Proclaimed to be one of Butler’s biggest Halloween celebrations, every year the Sigma Nu fraternity draws hundreds of students and ushers in the Halloween fun with an event called Voodoo. Knowing that it only comes once a year, SNU makes Halloween into a big event, filtering students through their decorated hallways, rooms, and dance floor. Aaron Brenner and Garrett Oberst, the chairmen for this event, have been directing the actions and fine-tuning the details to create an environment that is fun, safe, and filled with all the Halloween goodness that you could expect in one night. One member from SNU stated, “Remember when you used to Trick-or-Treat and you loved it when a house gave out full-size candy bars? Well SNU is like that house… except it’s for college students.” Though I don’t fully comprehend the entirety of that statement, I know that I love full size candy bars. And if you can equate an event with full size candy bars, I’ll be there. I was able to tour the house and snap a few shots of the setup to give you a sneak peak of what to expect for the party. 

Operation Voodoo

Operation Voodoo

Operation voodoo

This year’s theme “Salute to Service” recognizes the troops serving around the world for the very freedom to hold such an event. The men of Sigma Nu encourage you to uphold an attitude of gratitude and invites you to come celebrate in their Halloween costume party Saturday night. It’s always the biggest event, and it always brings a huge gathering. Thus, to comply with fire codes and regulation, the fraternity can only allow so many students in the house at once. If you get stuck in line, the fraternity asks for your patience and compliance, but be assured that it is worth the wait. 

Operation Voodoo

This year the fraternity teamed with the local at-risk youth of the United States Dream Academy. SNU hosted the organization at their house, providing materials for the children to write letters to troops, followed by a house-wide Trick-or-Treat. The kids had a great time, and even my smile was brightened by the charity of the event. 

Operation Voodoo

Operation Voodoo

Operation Voodoo



Sigma Nu welcomes all students to come participate in the fun of Operation Voodoo and support the cause http://www.gofundme.com/snuvoodoo. Saturday’s line-up of events is as follows: 

5:00 Chili cook off starts
5:30 queen contest
7:00 lip syncs
10:30 doors open for the party

All the credit goes to this year’s Voodoo planning committee!

Operation Voodoo

Of course, I’ll be around taking pictures. So if you see me, strike a good pose and I’ll be sure to put you in the next post. 

Author and pictures by:

Cole Smith

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About Cole

COLE SMITH is currently in his fifth year as a pharmacy major/ business minor. A quote from the Understatement Society notes Cole as, “A cool guy.” Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Cole is an outstanding leader, and an even better person.” Besides living up to both of those quotes, Cole is president of the Butler cycling team, Honors Program member, Dawg Dish Photographer, student government representative, and part of the DAWG Pound cheer block #GoDawgs. He is also a huge Twitter advocate #TweetAtMe. During his free time he loves meeting new people, stargazing, being a tourist, and looking at pictures of cute puppies #Uncanny. Cole credits his Butler experience for having a huge impact on his character and leadership development, and he makes every effort to display Butler in a positive light through photography. President James Danko and VP for Student Affairs Levester Johnson both stated that they would cry at Cole’s graduation, but they know that he will go on to do great things.

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