Every spring, the U of O hosts a carnival for students to participate in free of charge. It’s an event where people can roam around with friends and participate in games and activities that transport them to a state of pure childhood nostalgia. Our team here at Spoon UOregon set up a whip cream fiasco booth called Pie in the Face and, well… it lived up to its name.

Pie in Face

Photo by Judy Holtz

 Pies + Faces = Fun.

Sticky messy fun.

Soon everyone got in on the action.

Pie in Face (Kathy)

Kathy Kwong receives a pie to the face from a UO student. Photo by Judy Holtz

Pie in Face

Kathy Kwong takes another paper plate of whipped confection to the face. Photo by Judy Holtz


Marketing team member Andrew Weiss contemplates what it means to receive so many pies to the face. Photo by Lauren Beane


Three unknown UO girls pie each other; a testament of true friendship. Photo by Lauren Beane


Pie friends who pose together, stay together. Photo by Lauren Beane

Soon, even some of our own Spoon members had to take a turn on the throwing side…

Cody & Lindsey

Marketing team member Lindsey Wallach and Spoon Editor-in-Chief Cody Byrne gear up for an intense pie-ing. Photo by Judy Holtz

Before she knew it, Spoon marketing member Amanda Peth was pelted by friendly fire…


Amanda Peth patiently awaits her pie destiny. Photo by Lauren Beane


Amanda realizes her pie destiny. Photo by Lauren Beane


Amanda Peth informs a student about how amazing Spoon University is. Photo by Lauren Beane

All in all, the whole carnival was a success. Students had fun, people were excited to play games for cheesy prizes and everyone who came out seemed to enjoy themselves and relive some childhood excitement from their youth. Our Spoon staff successfully passed out flyers and chatted with carnival goers in an effort to inform the student body about the UO’s involvement with Spoon University and encourage curious minds to check out our webpage. Most importantly, students were lining up to throw some whip cream pies at some lovely faces and have a blast.


Alani Estrella and Jacob Cantu get ready to toss some pies. Photo by Lauren Beane


Photo by Lauren Beane

Sophomore Alani Estrella, a chemistry major, and Jacob Cantu, a freshman studying sports business, got lured into the action (pictured above). Despite receiving some whipped topping shrapnel, both greatly enjoyed their pie throwing experience.