How would you describe your door?
Probably the embodiment of my love of Halloween. And one of those decorations is from the middle school class I used to take care of. So, for me, it’s kind of like the embodiment of taking those experiences with me to college. That’s really deep, but that’s literally what it is. I decorated it in the exact same way.
Why did you decide to decorate it?
Honestly, [my roommate] Stephanie said it was okay. I saw some stuff at the Dollar Store; I had the other decorations; I felt really inspired and just went for it. And I had a lot of extra time. And by extra time, I mean: time to procrastinate.
What do you think is unique about your decorations?
I feel like, in a way, they do reflect my personality and Stephanie’s because we’re both organizers and task-makers, so we made everything in a specific format, and it was all interpreted to make someone feel welcome when they enter our room.
What kind of reactions have you gotten?
Lots of "Were you trying to scare me?" Basically just a lot of thumbs up. We’ve had comments written on our whiteboard about how they like the creativity, they thought it was interesting. "Thanks for something that’s not an eyesore," basically, because we’re right here when you walk in.
What are you most looking forward to this Halloween?
The ability to get that one time of year when you can finally be somebody other than yourself and not be criticized for it, unless you’re being really racist or bigoted.
Editors' Note: This is the third piece in a series of features about students' door decorations. Check out a new door and its decorator(s) each day leading up to Halloween.