Halloween at BHSEC 2019

Sinziana Stanciu, ‘20

October 2019

At long last, the Halloween season is coming to BHSEC.  And this year, the student body has nothing to be afraid of. In fact, there should be considerable cause for excitement since there are numerous events happening at BHSEC. But Halloween is more than an occasion for an occasion for school activities, it is also a time to embrace characters that we admire and spend time with our school communities. 

    It seems that the older we get, the less appropriate it is for us to dress up and go trick or treating or even celebrate Halloween at all. In fact, there's a stigma against us teens dressing up with the assumption that Halloween is a holiday reserved for little children and adults with children. Halloween has morphed from the holiday in which every single person wanted to dress up and be a character, to one where if we dress up, especially at school, then we aren’t as ‘cool’ as everyone else. Yet, BHSEC has started a new trend this year, with more and more events stacking up during Halloween week trying to create a welcoming environment.

    It is a great time of year to participate in school events and show some spirit. If you haven’t already gone to the Panther’s Halloween Party or the Y2 Committee Movie night then you simply must go to the Haunted House tomorrow night on Halloween! Participating in Halloween is about becoming another character for a day, but it is also about taking part in your community. From trick or treating and seeing your neighbors to participating in school events, Halloween is about far more than just about dressing up. It's also about spending time with your community, and having a little spooky fun.