Cornell Class Councils Host First Big Red Carnival

Over 1,000 students flocked to Barton Hall for Cornell’s first Big Red Carnival — a fun-filled evening of games, food and performances on Friday night. The event, sponsored by the Cornell Class Councils, aimed to unite the Cornell community and foster a sense of school pride, according to Daniel Engelson ’18, a member of the planning committee. “We want people to feel that Cornell is their home, and the carnival is a step in that direction,” Engelson said. Attractions included games, a photo booth and student performances by Cayuga’s Waiters, Cornell Sitara, Cornell Juggling Team and The Hangovers. The event started out as a “battle of the classes,” in which students from different years and organizations would compete against one another, but was eventually transformed into a school-wide carnival, according to Engelson.