The Spookiest Week of Them All

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - By: Jack P, Whittall ‘20; Photo by Jim Ganley

It’s that time of year again; the Spooky Season is fast approaching. In celebration of Halloween and everything that is scary, goulish, and spine-chilling, Brentwood is hosting Fright Week starting tomorrow, October 25th.  The week’s festivities will run until Halloween night, with plenty of events in between for students, as well as for staff and their families to enjoy.  Everyone in the Brentwood community is encouraged to participate, as it will be a lot of fun and amusement for people of all ages.

Starting Thursday, scary movies will be played in the McNeill Centre from 5:00 to 7:00 pm every day during Fright Week, except on Monday and on Halloween Eve.  But that is just one of the many activities that will be taking place during this span.

Thursday is also Orange and Black day; that’s pretty self explanatory - students can wear clothing with these colours to symbolize the creepiness of Halloween. As well, the Brentwood campus will receive an eerie remodeling, as the grounds will be accordingly decorated to fit the spookiness.

Pumpkin carving will also take place from October 26th until October 30th in the McNeill Centre from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. And who doesn’t love pumpkin carving?  There will also be a Jack o’Lantern display in Campbell Commons during the pumpkin carving opportunities.

But most importantly, on October 31st, students will get to wear their Halloween costumes all day, through the day’s classes and arts. Along with this, a costume contest will commence, with the judging taking place at Cookie Break in Crooks Hall, and the winners being announced the same day at 1:30 pm during lunch.  Students must be present in the caf to receive their prize.

Other notable spooky events include cookie decorating in the cafeteria on October 27th, a creepy cake decorating contest on October 29th, a Day of the Dead themed Mexican dinner on October 30th, and on the night of the 27th, the Whittall Open House from 8:00 to 10:00 pm. “We can all agree that Whittall has always had the best open house,” says Brendan O, Whittall ‘20, with absolutely no bias at all.  Nevertheless, it should be a great time, and all students are welcome to come and explore all the mystery that Whittall’s annual haunted house has to offer.

Fright Week will likely be as joyful as it is horrifying, but for the right reasons.  There will be plenty of activities for students and staff to get involved in and have a good time. And with Fright Week’s culmination in the annual Interhouse Airband Competition, what’s not to get fearfully excited about?

Jack P, Whittall ‘20

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