Spooktacular Halloween

Hira Humayun ’17
Features Editor

With Halloween coming soon, Smithies are scurrying to make plans, asking one another for costume ideas and thinking of ways to spend the much-awaited holiday. On Halloween, there’s something for everyone at Smith. Whether you prefer staying in to watch scary movies, going out to on-campus parties with friends or in between, there is a Halloween activity for you!

1. House Parties: Talbot House is famous for its annual Halloween bash. If Elm isn’t your style, almost every year one of the Quad houses throws a Halloween party where Smithies looking for a loud night out, full of dancing and socializing with friends, can go! Here they’ll find an array of creative costumes and can let loose after a long, academically stressful week. They can have all the fun of a night out without actually leaving campus!

2. Six Flags Fright Fest: Those looking for more of an adventure and willing to go a little out of the way can have a great time at Six Flags New England down in Agawam, Mass., about a 30-minute drive from Smith. Six Flags holds its annual Fright Fest, the biggest Halloween celebration in New England, and Halloween weekend is the last weekend it’s open! After 4 p.m., the amusement park is transformed with spooky walk-through haunted houses, scary shows, thrill rides, games and dance parties!

3. Trick-or-Treating: “Give me something good to eat!” A long-standing yearly tradition at Smith, Smithies can go to President McCartney’s house for trick-or-treating and bring back delicious chocolate bars — with customized Smith College packaging! Houses also have candy in their living rooms for Smithies to go trick-or-treating around campus.

4. Haunted Alumnae House: On Oct. 29 at 7 p.m., Smithies can attend the Alumnae Haunted House, where they can go in costume if they’re in for a good — and safe — scare! Organized by the Office of Alumnae relations, this on-campus event includes games, food and Smith ghost stories!

5. Horror Movie Marathon: Those who prefer a more low-key scare on Halloween can join their housemates for some fun Halloween activities or scary movie screenings. If her house isn’t screening scary movies, a Smithie can, of course, always do so from the comfort of her own room with a little help from Netflix.

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