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Let's get SPOOKY!

It’s officially #SPOOKYSZN!

Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays. I don’t really know if it’s because I won’t be judged for eating a snickers bar and skittles at my 9am lecture or because I can show up in a dinosaur onesie to class and not be asked to leave. Either way, Halloween is definitely one of the things I look forward to most during first semester.

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My favorite part about halloween is the movies. My self-care during October midterms is giving myself an hour or two every night to watch a scary (or not so scary) Halloween movie. I usually have to watch them alone because all of my friends are terrified of scary movies (but isn’t that the point…?). This year, I’ve already watched all three Halloweentowns, The Conjuring, all of the Purge movies, and some other classics. Every year, I leave Hocus Pocus for Halloween night after I go trick-or-treating. Seems fitting. 

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Last year was my first halloween on campus and it was a  lot more fun than I expected it to be. I thought my friends would be against going trick-or-treating, but we all grabbed giant CVS bags and collected more candy than we could ever consume. The upperclassmen houses (Mather House, Best House) do a great job at offering off-campus events for students. Harvard’s College Events Board is also great at finding super cool events *free* of charge for students! This year, my blocking group and I signed up to go to a Haunted House tour in Salem. We’re going today! The event is free and open to all students through a lottery. To be fair, I am taking some of my roommates against their will. These are the same girls that think watching scary movies isn’t a good idea. I am particularly excited for the haunted hayride that I was promised and screaming at the top of my lungs when the ghost that I know is going to sprint after me sprints after me.  

I am also so excited to dress up. Still not completely sure what I am going to be, but right now I am deciding between a kitten or Harry Potter. Maybe a Harry Potter kitten?

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I’m looking forward to seeing all of the creative, corny, and terrifying costumes that students showcase at the numerous Halloween-themed events on campus. If you read my past blog post, then you should know that Trifecta will also be making their Halloween debut as angels and not-angels! As much fun as dressing up is, I am still very much excited to show up to my Psych Stats lecture on the 31st with my long dinosaur tail onesie. 

As much as I love Halloween, I think I love fall even more. There is nothing better than going to a pumpkin patch or apple picking with your friends on the weekend. Drinking hot chocolate  in the Yard while looking at all of the leaves that have changed colors since move-in day is definitely a close second. As midterms are well on their way, it’s always nice to be able to take a moment to look at the beauty around us. Campus is always a beautiful, vibrant place to be, but I am biased to say that fall is my favorite time to walk around and take it all in. I’ll probably still do that with my onesie next Wednesday. 

Now, I am going to try to figure out how to get my roommate on the bus to this trip to Salem. May you all have a very safe and very spooky Halloween! 

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Hello! My name is Silvana Gomez, and I am a sophomore living in the BEST house on campus, Mather. I come from a little town in New Jersey called North Bergen. I will be declaring my concentration ... View full profile

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