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Spring Carnival 2018 Booth Highlights Photo Essay

The hype for carnival is real. This year was my first carnival, and while I knew carnival was a big tradition at CMU, I was still completely blown away by the spectacular transformation of the campus. The usual empty walkways outside Doherty were teeming with life, from kids weaving through the carnival game stands with cotton candy in their hands to older folks chuckling with each other, reminiscing their college days.

Registration tents, carnival games, and food stands lined the Cut.


Rides including the Arctic Plunge, Cobra, Dragon Wagon, Dizzy, and the Ferris Wheel extended from Doherty to the CFA Lawn.

On Midway


Kappa Alpha Theta’s Titanic received second place in the sorority category.



View of Midway from the second level of the Titanic


Alice In Wonderland by Kappa Kappa Gamma took first place in the sorority category.


Third place was Delta Gamma’s Santa’s Workshop.


Alpha Phi’s booth brought the classic Chronicle of Narnia to life.


Conspiracy Theory wall in Carnegie Intelligence Agency (CIA)’s booth.


Lines to see Delta Tau Delta (top) and Sigma Phi Epsilon booths (bottom) extended out onto Midway. Delta Tau Delta (Harry Potter) and Sigma Phi Epsilon (Legend of Zelda) won first and second places for in the fraternity category respectively.



List of winning booths (some not pictured):

Bob Anderegg Safety Award: Alpha Phi Omega

Environmental Award – Blitz: Math Club

Environmental Award – Full Size: Asian Student Association

T-shirt Competition: Phi Delta Theta

People’s Choice: Kappa Kappa Gamma

Chairman’s Choice: Delta Gamma


Third Place: Astronomy Club

Second place: American Society of Civil Engineers

First place: Math Club


Third place: Asian Student Association

Second place: Student Dormitory Council

First place: Taiwanese Student Association


Third place: Delta Gamma

Second place: Kappa Alpha Theta

First place: Kappa Kappa Gamma


Third place: Sigma Phi Epsilon

Second place: Alpha Epsilon Pi

First place: Delta Tau Delta


Katrina is a sophomore at Carnegie Mellon majoring in chemical engineering. She loves reading, watching Friends, listening to music, photography, and anything cozy. 
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