Fright Week 2018

Sunday, November 11, 2018 - By: Amelia H, Allard ‘19; Photo by Jim Ganley

I’ll never forget my Spanish roommate last year saying to me that, “it’s like from an American Movie”, during Halloween week. And when I thought about it, I realized that she was right, Brentwood’s ‘Fright Week’ is pretty much the quintessential October that all of us love. 

Fright week 2018 kicked off on Thursday the 25th, with all the students wearing black and orange to class. Oddly enough, orange is not a particularly common colour to own. It was only after Allard and Rogers (orange is the Rogers House colour) had lent out their closets that the student body was ready to go. 

During this day, while we were all in class, the campus was transformed. Skeletons with Brentwood uniforms lined the walkways, bushes in the shapes of spiders greeted us at the door, and ghouls hung from the ceiling of Crooks Hall. This was all thanks to our incredible maintenance staff. 

A tasty Hong Kong dinner gave us North American students a taste of how other cultures spend their spooky-time. Every night throughout the week, there was a scary movie in the McNeill Centre after dinner. For those of us who couldn’t quite muster up the courage for that genre, there was still plenty to do, from pumpkin carving (which happened everyday), to cookie decorating on Saturday.  On Sunday, the SAC, the group that organized the week, took a well deserved trip to Victoria for some spook-themed activities. 

Halloween Eve brought us another theme dinner, celebrating Mexico’s Day of the Dead. Delicious.  Finally, the week closed with a costume contest among all the students. The categories were best group, most creative, scariest, and best staff. A group of Grade 11 boys disguised as Star Wars Jedis clutched the group category. For the most creative, Caitlin Moreland’s ‘One Nightstand’ deservingly won. Sol S’s scary tooth fairy costume won in her category, and Mr. Clausen’s Walking Dead costume won against the staff. 

Thank you to the SAC, the Food and Maintenance staff, and everyone else who made this Fright Week possible.

Amelia H, Allard ‘19 

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