Competitive Pumpkin Carving

On the Friday before Halloween, the students, spouses, and children of Section H gathered for their first-annual pumpkin-carving contest.   Fueled by over-sized bags of Halloween candy and cider, the handpicked carving dream-teams chose their tools and their pumpkin  The competition heated up when it was announced that the winning team would receive two… Continue reading Competitive Pumpkin Carving

Money with Mia

You can organize a costume swap with your friends. Bottom line: regardless where you get your outfit, keep your budget in mind and have a strategy in place before you begin. Changing leaf colors, Candy apples, Charles Regatta! Fall is by far my favorite season and Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, but if… Continue reading Money with Mia

The Lagniappe

Graduated from college? Check. Over searching for any excuse to wear a costume? Nope. I’ve heard that you have a zephyr-load of opportunities (read: parties) to dress up in something absurd/fantastic/slutty/hilarious. For this reason, you’re probably not as excited about Halloween as I am. But I would categorize dressing up as one of those “you… Continue reading The Lagniappe

Halloween Bus Ride Turns Into Controversy

It was Halloween and a bus carrying a fractious group of HBS students to the annual Halloween Party was lost. The bus driver was disoriented and spent approximately forty-five minutes driving through various neighborhoods surrounding the party site without reaching it. The bus contained both ECs and RCs and many of the students on the… Continue reading Halloween Bus Ride Turns Into Controversy

Masks and Mirrors

Would you like my mask?Would you like my mirror?Cries the man in the shadowing hoodYou can look at yourselfYou can look at each otherOr you can look at the face of your god-from the album “The Mask and the Mirror” by Loreena McKennitt Is it any wonder Romeo fell in love with Juliet at a… Continue reading Masks and Mirrors

Sorry Abe: Pennies Voted 'Worst Halloween Treat Ever'

Halloween is right around the corner. Whether or not you’ll be heading out to trick-or-treat in your favorite Halloween costume next weekend, most of us have fond memories of hoarding candy as kids on this most jubilant of holidays. Of course, there were always those handouts that were not so treat-ish. What was your least… Continue reading Sorry Abe: Pennies Voted 'Worst Halloween Treat Ever'

Halloween: A Treat For All Ages

I’ll never forget my fourth grade Halloween costume. And neither will my mother. Dressed as The Nightmare on Elm Street’s Freddy Krueger (glove, mask, striped red shirt, and all), my ultimate goal was to collect the largest trick or treat bag of candy by differentiating myself from the pack of more traditional witches and princesses.… Continue reading Halloween: A Treat For All Ages

Never Too Old

As a small child, Scooby Doo gave me nightmares. Since cartoon ghosts were too much for me to handle, the real-life ghosts and masks of Halloween absolutely terrified me. So as a three-year-old I refused to participate in the trick-or-treating that my mom had planned for me. My mother, who is an avid fan of… Continue reading Never Too Old

Halloween at Club B

I love Halloween. It has been my favorite holiday for as long as I can remember. Every year I wear a costume, no matter how old I may be getting. As it turns out, so do many sectionmates. Trick or Treat Club B celebrated Halloween in style, as if you would expect anything less from… Continue reading Halloween at Club B