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    Yuma’s Haunted Dungeon offers bounty of ‘creeps’

    Creative writing freshman Heather Price-Wright, left, and Caleb Weaver, a freshman majoring in astronomy and physics, act as part of Yuma Residence Halls Haunted Dungeon
    Creative writing freshman Heather Price-Wright, left, and Caleb Weaver, a freshman majoring in astronomy and physics, act as part of Yuma Residence Hall’s ‘Haunted Dungeon’

    Students looking for a fun way to start the Halloween weekend can check out Yuma Resident Hall’s Haunted Dungeon.

    Yuma Residence Hall, 1107 E. James E. Rogers Way, is putting on its annual haunted house, which began in 1995, to help support the Tucson Community Food Bank. The event runs tonight and tomorrow night from 7 p.m. to midnight.

    Admission is $2, which will be waived if students bring in two canned food items, said Alyssa Travis, president of Yuma Hall and a pre-business sophomore.

    This year’s event will feature a circus-carnival theme, Travis said. Attendees can expect to see “”Yuma’s creeps walking around, ready to scare.””

    “”The walk through the dungeon should only take about five minutes,”” Dungeon co-chair Kim Varela said with an animated, witch-like voice. “”If you come out alive.””

    Although Varela, an education freshman, is just kidding around, Travis does expect attendees to get scared.

    “”Last year we had people cry, and that is my goal for this year,”” she said.

    Even the walk down to the Dungeon should set the spooky mood, Varela said. A narrow stairway leads attendees into a small, dark basement surrounded by cement walls, “”which is naturally weird-looking.””

    The basement has enough space for only five to seven people at a time, Varela said. Maricopa Hall residents will be entertaining guests waiting to get in on Yuma’s lawn.

    The lawn carnival will have food, including cotton candy, popcorn and snow cones, and free carnival games, said Shana Semmens, a resident adviser for Maricopa Hall.

    “”Please come,”” Varela said. “”It is for a good cause, and we guarantee you will have fun.””

    “”But no giggling,”” Travis said.

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