"Let the 2018 Writing Carnival begin!" announced Josh Stephens, dean of students, this year dressed as Inigo Montoya per the “The Princess Bride” theme.
The ninth annual writing carnival was held Tuesday, Sept. 18 with events during the week leading up to it.
The carnival is a stand-out tradition on campus, growing in activities each year. Free carnival-style lunch was available to students in the mall area, along with writing contests and activities themed on the featured novel, such as Fezzik’s Rhyming Challenge, Vizzini’s Battle of Wits, trivia, a jousting tournament, and more.
“I had heard about the Writing Carnival, but now, I have experienced it,” said Foy Mills, who is serving in his first year as provost at LCU and attended his first writing carnival. “What a splendid event. It is amazing when you can learn valuable lessons in the middle of such great fun.”
Winners in each category at the writing carnival were announced Friday, Sept. 21 in chapel. Winners for each category, with the exclusion of the trivia and caption categories, are listed below.
With arms raised, President Perrin started chapel. –Jacob Thomas
Westley tumbled. Buttercup followed. Love reunited. –Foy Mills
2 a.m. text. “Miss you.” Blocked immediately. –Michael Pugh
What? Free food? Free shirts? Inconceivable! –Caleb Hendrix
Pursue. Persist Grow? Crying in library. –Kathryn Pullano
Sorry – can’t. I’m an R.A. –Sondra Samaniego
Cool wind ruffles hair,
carrying the smell of rain,
beckoning me home.
Fluffy, fuzzy teeth,
a face covered in spices–
worth it for the corn.
Beasts dwell in the night.
When they come, they stop for none.
I wait for the light.
Stories make us more,
taking us beyond our world
to a life unknown.
All about tacos.
My focus is on tacos.
A college girl. Poor. Poor and a wreck. With grades like her appearance at the end of Follies season. –Journee Cotton
My GPA is like Westley: only mostly dead. –Caleb Kirkpatrick
Her embrace is like a flame. Not that you should embrace an open flame, but it’s nice to be around. –Aaron Peckham
Our relationship was like a Dr. Owen class: I cried a lot, and then it was over. –Sarah Fantinel
My girlfriend is like LCU – keeps getting more expensive. –Coleton Parks
The Trinity is like… No wait, that doesn’t work. Maybe it’s like… No wait, that would be heresy. Let’s see… –Michael Pugh
Fezzik’s Rhyming Challenge
“I’ve just sucked one hour of your life away.”
Says the video game to boys who play. –Journee Cotton
“Mawidge. A dweam wiffin a dweam.”
Still ain’t better than ice cream. –Catherine Kamagaju
“I’m not a witch – I’m your wife!”
“Not that they are mutually exclusive,” she said, brandishing a kitchen knife. –Amira Cunningham
Vizzini’s Battle of Wits
Never plan on a short conversation with Dr. Fredenburg. –Brandon Fredenburg (edited for length and clarity)
Never eat the sushi at 7-11. –Bryson “Sushi-Puke” Proctor
Never take a Dr. Owen class when your 4.0 is on the line! –Aaron Peckham
Never generalize. Ever. –Caleb Scoggins
Never say you will never date someone at LCU. –Sarah Posey