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The Student-Run Newspaper of Townsend Harris High School at Queens College

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With Halloween right around the corner, Harrisites share their plans

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Eric Chen
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Fall is here, and as the days get cooler and shorter, Halloween gets closer and closer. Harrisites are looking forward to celebrating the holiday in numerous ways this year.

Freshman Madilyn Mercado said, “I am looking forward to Halloween. I am excited to see some costumes at Townsend because people at my middle school [never dressed up], so it brings a new change to look forward to.

Costumes are undoubtedly the most important part of Halloween, as they allow people to express their creativity and immerse themselves in the spirit of Halloween. One way that Harrisities will be celebrating this spooky season is with festive costumes. With the release of new popular movies this year, many students are planning on dressing up as their favorite characters from movies such as Barbie and Oppenheimer.”

Freshman Al-Bar Hossain said, “This Halloween I’m planning on going trick-or-treating. For a costume, I will probably wear a cloth with holes in it to be a ghost.”

Many students still prefer to celebrate traditionally by spending the night trick-or-treating.

Junior Sithi Das said, “Trick-or-treating is my personal favorite during Halloween. I usually come together with friends and we travel [throughout] the neighborhood together.” Sophomore Athika Ahamed said, “My plans for Halloween is to [attend] the Six Flags Fright Fest with all my friends. There are many different activities and events that we’re looking forward to doing together.” Fright Fest, an annual event held by Six Flags, includes haunted houses, scare zones, and live entertainment.

Different countries and cultures throughout the world also celebrate the fall with unique holidays and traditions. In Mexico, people celebrate Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead. This Mexican holiday is often associated with Halloween as they are celebrated around the same time and have some overlap in themes. To celebrate, families set up altars to offer respect to family members or ancestors that have passed away.

Sophomore Samantha Rosales said, “My favorite part about [Dia de los Muertos] is the decoration of the altars, which we take our time and dedication to do.”

From simply hanging out with friends, to celebrating diverse cultures, Harristies are prepared to enjoy this season of jack-o’-lanterns, sweet treats, and costumes.

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