Halloween is soon approaching on Wednesday, October 31. Even though the 31st is a school day, there are many activities for students to get involved, so wear an appropriate costume to school and show off your enthusiasm!
In our community, Chipotle is selling burritos for only $2 after 6 pm on Halloween for people who arrive wearing a costume. To receive this offer, costumes must be inspired by “The Family Farm.” such as a farmer, crop, or animal. The proceeds of this special event will donate $1,000,000 to benefit The Chipotle Cultivate Foundation and Farm Aid, both non-profit organizations.
In addition to this $2 burrito special, Chipotle is also hosting an online costume contest. To enter this contest, take a photo of your family farm-inspired costume inside or in front of a Chiptole restaurant on Halloween and submit the picture at www.chipotle.com/boorito or text your photo with the keyword “COSTUME” to “888222” by November 8th. The grand prize winner of this competition will win $2,500 and the first five runner-ups will win $1,000. The next twenty runner-ups will receive a burrito party for ten at the Chipotle of their choosing. The costume restrictions and other rules and regulations for the contest are listed on this website: http://www.chipotle.com/en-us/html/boorito_contest_rules.html.
In our school, the Spanish Club is hosting a party celebrating the Day of the Dead, a holiday in Mexico similar to that of Halloween on Thursday, October 25. The Spanish Club will be donating supplies and toiletries to hospitals for babies. Members of the club are bringing in food for the party and supplies to donate to the hospital. At the previous meetings, members of the club wrote letters in Spanish to send to the families of these babies whom are receiving the gifts.
Every Halloween, High School East offers an alternative to the night-time trick-or-treating scene. Since Halloween is a school night, many may want to check out “Safe Halloween.” At this event, the students of High School East run the show. Each classroom is decorated to represent a theme and students can enter each rooms to participate in certain challenges and receive candy.
When asked what he is dressing up as for Halloween, sophomore Devin Dubin responded, “I am planning on dressing up as a fork; alongside my friend as a knife. I have always been very enthusiastic about Halloween since I was very young. I am excited to participate in the Spanish Club Day of the Dead Party and contribute to their cause.” Like Dubin, many students perceive Halloween as an exciting event at High School West.