Students celebrate Halloween with different activities
This Halloween, both the Thespian Society and National Honors society participated in Trick or Treat so Kids Can Eat. Members went into neighborhoods and collected canned goods for Love Chapel among the Trick-or-Treaters. Junior Jake Hill participated in the event as a member of National Honors Society.
“I went around and collected cans for Love Chapel,” Hill said. “[I did it] because I wanted to help people in need and I needed to for National Honors Society. I think it’s a good way to spend Halloween.”
Another student, senior Mackenzie Heckler celebrated by dressing up and collecting candy with a group of friends.
“[I dressed up as] Holtzmann from the new Ghostbusters movie,” Geckler said. “My friend invited me to go with the foreign exchange students so they could get a taste of American culture, so we went with them and they had a lot of fun.”
Going trick-or-treating isn’t the usual for Geckler on Halloween, however.
“[I usually] pass out candy at my house,” she said.
Sophomore Grace Golding went trick-or-treating with younger siblings, and may or may not dress up themselves to join in on part of the fun.
Monday night, Golding dressed up as a vampire and watched over a littler trick-or-treater.
“I took my little cousin trick-or-treating,” Golding said. “[I went as] a vampire.”
Golding also made her own costume for the evening.
“I just wanted to because I knew I could do really cool makeup,” she said.
Golding thinks it’s possible to be too old to trick or treat.
“To trick or treat on my own yes, but this was a little different,” she said. “I used to trick-or-treat, but this year I decided I was too old.”
Some people may skip over Thanksgiving and begin to decorate for Christmas on Oct. 31.
Junior Sami Prohaska says her family has never really celebrated Halloween.
“I got home and I helped my mom decorate for Christmas,” Prohaska said. “I don’t really care for it [Halloween] because people dress up sexily.”
Prohaska doesn’t care for the scandal or scariness of the holiday, and prefers Christmas instead.
“We put up our trees and started putting lights on them,” she said. “I like Christmas because I get free presents.”