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Halloweek activities make a big ‘thrill’ at Carlmont

Audrey Navasca
The Beginner and Intermediate Dance classes captivate the crowd as they perform Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” in their chilling costumes. The classes were taught the original choreography used in the music video.

From decorating Halloween-themed cookies to a flash mob of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” Carlmont students vibrantly showed their school spirit during “Halloweek.”

“Halloweek” is an annual tradition where the Associated Student Body (ASB) hosts fun activities for the entire week.

Since Halloween landed on a Tuesday this year, ASB officers wanted to pack the days before full of activities for everyone to get involved.

“I would say what makes Halloweek so great at Carlmont is that it incorporates so many different activities that there’s something for everybody,” said Bradly Ho, a senior class vice president.

Festivities started last Thursday and Friday when ASB gave free Halloween Candy Grams and Beginner and Intermediate Dance classes performed a flashmob in the Quad to “Thriller.”

Math teacher Ranya Ghishan gives candy to participating students during her Algebra 2/Trig class, keeping them focused yet having fun on Halloween day. Students could only get candy if they answered or asked thoughtful questions. (Audrey Navasca)

On Monday, ASB hosted cookie and pumpkin decorating for everyone.

The wide variety of activities was meant to encapsulate the Halloween spirit according to freshman class vice president Madeline Ho.

“Halloween at Carlmont is special because of the energy, how everyone dresses up, and how ASB facilitates the activities, which makes it fun,” Madeline Ho said.

The school felt the energy, especially through the colorful decorations that lined the halls and fun activities like Halloween Candy Grams.

“I enjoyed seeing the decorations as I walked across campus. It feels like a nice change of scenery,” Bradly Ho said.

Even the teachers felt the excitement during Halloweek.

“My favorite part of dressing up for Halloween at Carlmont is connecting with everyone else who dressed up and sharing in the laughs,” said math teacher Ranya Ghishan.

To conclude the festivities, ASB organized a “Teacher Trick or Treating” where students could go to specific classrooms and get candy.

“I think I really enjoyed all the activities that ASB put out, with the candy grams and the music in the Quad,” said senior Ainsley Colt, looking back at her experiences with Halloween at Carlmont.

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About the Contributor
Audrey Navasca, Staff Writer
Audrey Navasca (Class of 2026) is a sophomore at Carlmont High School, and this is her first year in the journalism program. She enjoys cooking, listening to music, going to concerts, and taking too many pictures. She has always been passionate about the arts and loves writing, singing, dancing, and painting. Outside of school, you can find her trying new boba shops and hanging out with her friends.

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