Celebrating Halloween


Brandon Chan, Staff Writer

Although Halloween is in a couple of weeks, we’re still in a pandemic due to COVID, which means the prospect of going trick-or-treating this year doesn’t look too promising. People around the world will have to adapt to these new circumstances for this upcoming spooky season. 

There are many activities you can partake in to celebrate Halloween. For some, hosting a small gathering at your home with close family members can be incredibly entertaining. You can dress up with your homemade costumes and pick a certain theme that everyone has to follow. During your party, make sure to throw on a scary horror Halloween movie and eat some candy corn; it’ll make it a memorable night.

Senior Elton Luk said, “Every year I enjoy celebrating Halloween at home with my fellow cousins because it’s relaxing and enjoyable. I like watching scary Halloween movies because they’re full of anticipation and keeps you on the edge of your seat. Hopefully this Halloween I can trick-or-treat, but if not, then it’s cool too.”

Junior Jonathan Liu shared the same sentiment. He said, “While the pandemic will undoubtedly and unfortunately make this year’s Halloween a little more restrictive, there are still plenty of activities to do while still practicing social distancing. For me and my family, I think we’re going to have a nice dinner and maybe watch a movie. Have to eat pumpkin pie.”

Another activity that can be fun this Halloween is pumpkin carving. There are many creative ideas on the internet, especially Pinterest, that will give you some motivation to carve into some pumpkins. The cooler the design, the more likely it’ll take patience and dedication, but it will look fantastic with a candle inside. After the pumpkin carving is over, you can take those seeds and roast them in the oven to make some crispy pumpkin seeds. It’s a highly underrated snack that you can just grab a handful of and toss into your mouth. 

On the topic of pumpkins, visiting a large pumpkin patch to pick out pumpkins can be incredibly fun. While the pumpkins there may be a little more expensive, it’s the experience that matters. You can take in the cool autumn air while hanging out with your family or friends. However, since we’re still in the middle of a pandemic, make sure to wear a mask!

Senior Sebastian Bruno said, “Pumpkin picking with one or two of your friends is great because it’s more time you can hang out with the people you love being around.”

No matter the activity you choose to take part in this Halloween, please remember to stay safe. 


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