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Carnival connects Pittsburgh community

The rides and games at Carnival attracted children, such as Lavendar Woolstrum, from the Pittsburgh community. (credit: Aayush Kumar | Photo Staff) The rides and games at Carnival attracted children, such as Lavendar Woolstrum, from the Pittsburgh community. (credit: Aayush Kumar | Photo Staff)

Carnival is a time for Carnegie Mellon students to leave their books in their rooms and enjoy a four-day weekend filled with oddly coincidental sunny weather. However, students were not the only ones seen enjoying Carnival. A glimpse of Midway last weekend would show young and old walking around, examining the booths, playing the different games, and going on the many different rides. The booths were quite a hit with local Pittsburghers. A young girl from Pittsburgh, Lavendar Woolstrum, mentioned, “The Siege on PhiKap Castle is the best booth.” Woolstrum seemed to be having a lot of fun as she kept flitting from one booth to the next while her parents looked on.

Carnival provides an opportunity for schoolgirls like Woolstrum to experience a Carnegie Mellon tradition. But apart from children, elderly couples also find this event entertaining; many of them were spotted strolling around leisurely and enjoying the good weather. High school students, with their respective groups of friends, could also be seen exploring the booths and enjoying the extreme rides. Families with young children were utilizing Carnival as a way to spend some time. Each family member had great fun pulling the others along to his or her favorite part of Carnival.

Woolstrum seemed to want to go all over the place, and her family tagged along with her wherever she wanted to explore. Many others also had the same idea as Woolstrum and were exploring the Carnival as much as they could, while others were leisurely walking around and taking their time to see only what they were interested in.

Carnival was a huge hit not only among Carnegie Mellon students, but also among locals who are a part of the Pittsburgh community. This four-day weekend proved to be a de-stresser for everyone who could take a night off and just go out and enjoy Carnival.