For many, Halloween is a day of fun activities with family and friends. Usually consisting of family traditions, parties, and trick-or-treating throughout the day. But a majority of the Alta Student Body will have their day fully planned this year, because of a scheduled girls’ choice dance on the same day. This has surfaced a variety of opinions about the planning. So the question arises, was it the right decision?
According to many counselors from Alta, the dance was scheduled on Halloween because it was the only available weekend close to Halloween itself. Events such as UEA and the Corner Canyon versus Alta football game dictated the date.
Imani Sweeney, a senior, disagrees about the decision, claiming that she “wants to party” instead of spending the day on a date.
Austin Simkins also disagrees, along with his fellow senior Imani, saying quite sarcastically, “Halloween is a sacred day set aside for throwing water balloons at children and causing vandalism”. Implying, not for school activities, but at home in their own neighborhoods.
Some, like Siri Olsen, just “don’t care” and are happy they are able to have such a memorable Halloween; a day full of activities, meals, and a dance with friends.
In the end, many plan on attending regardless of the scheduled date. Even though it is a holiday, students at Alta plan to make the most of the day- with many Halloween-oriented activities throughout the day. Some even plan on Trick-or-Treating after the event, still keeping the holiday spirit in the mix.