UCSD’s great pumpkin makes a big impact

'Drop Dead Gorgeous' is about to get shoved off the roof of UCSD's Tioga Hall on Halloween 2011. Photo: Christine E. Clark/UCSD

From amidst the splatter of the-400 pound pumpkin, students go for the candy. Photo: Christine E. Clark/UCSD

‘Drop Dead Gorgeous,’ a 400-pound pumpkin named by students of UCSD’s Muir College Residents’ Council, made a resounding 85-foot-wide splat Monday when dropped from the 11th story of Tioga Hall, the tallest building the Muir campus.

The occasion was the 37th annual UCSD Monster Pumpkin Drop.

The pumpkin was filled with individually wrapped candy which students scurreid to claim. The largest spray in the history of the event occurred in 1995, when a 398-pound pumpkin spewed over 100 feet.

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Posted by Staff on Oct 31, 2011. Filed under Featured Story, La Jolla, News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

2 Comments for “UCSD’s great pumpkin makes a big impact”

  1. DMX

    glad to see this tradition lives on! go muirons!

  2. Candyman

    woop! way to go muir res life

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