NU Razor Blade Club Struggles This Year at Project Pumpkin
Each year, Northwestern student organizations celebrate Halloween by coming together to host Project Pumpkin, a safe and fun way for Evanston children to go Trick-or-Treating. However, recent attempts by the Northwestern University Razor Blade Club to join in on the fun led to overwhelmingly disappointing results for the group.
“It’s not fair. We’re just a fun bunch with a passion for small metal objects that I suppose could possibly fit perfectly inside most of the innocent candies your child gulps down on Halloween.” Said Jacob Demsworth, club president.
The group released an official statement on Oct. 30 in an attempt to reach out to worried parents. The statement was met with a general backlash, largely due to the fact that it focused more on the improbable logistics of effectively killing a kid with a hidden razor blade, rather than actually promising to not kill their kids.
“It was a poor choice of words, I’ll give you that.” Said Rachel Trout, club PR chair. “But I’m pretty sure that no one in the group is so desperate for chaos and pain that they would intentionally, or even accidentally, put a razor blade in your kids’ candy. And that’s a promise.”
Despite the efforts of the group, their table set up, which included a variety of apples surrounded by handfuls of rare and artisan razor blades, did not pan out well with participants. Regardless of this year’s failure, the Razor Blade Club expressed intention to team up with Northwestern’s Undetectable Poisons Club in hopes of making a bigger splash at the event next year.