Day of the Dead Dinner 2019

When boarding students entered the Biggs Dining Hall for their daily dinner routine, a different – more festive – scene unfolded before their eyes. Colorful Papel Picados hung on the wall while the movie “Coco” played in the background. As they passed by rows of tables with bright tablecloths, they faced an array of Mexican cuisine, from Mexican street corn to tamales. On Oct. 31, the Residence Department held its second annual Day of the Dead celebration dinner, offering boarders a new cultural experience. 

PHOTOS:

  1. Her face intricately painted, sophomore Lara Caracciolo makes final touches to her sugar skull, aiming for perfection. 
  2. Junior Kristine Pak decorates her sugar cookie with various colors of icing.
  3. Using the face painting booth to promote her favorite football team, freshman Skylar Maier gets her face painted with a Detroit Lions logo.
  4. Conflicted between different types of bread, sophomore Lily Fu observes senior Mohana Ghosh’s dessert choices.
  5. Eighth-grader Yoyo Yuan hands out candy to a young trick-or-treater, signaling the end of the dinner.

Story and photos by Eugene Seong

Eugene Seong

Eugene is a professional doodler who likes cello and pies. She is often found watching youtube or eating food in her natural habitat, the Hockaday Residence Deparment.

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