Students to enjoy a night out on Halloween

Posted Oct. 27, 2006

This Halloween, it looks like University of La Verne students will be participating in a variety of activities. From the traditional trick-or-treat routine to more unconventional ideas, students are going to be out and about enjoying their night of candy and costumes.

For a few students, Greek life will be playing a major role in their Halloween plans.

Phi Sigma Sigma sisters Tyonna Adams and Ashlee Harrington count on having a fun time with their sorority.

Adams, a freshman psychology major from San Diego, said she plans to find something entertaining to do with her sisters.

“I want to hang out with my sorority sisters and find something productive to do,” Adams said. “I wanted to go to that haunted ship, the Queen Mary, over in Long Beach too.”

Harrington, a junior liberal studies major from Rancho Cucamonga, on the other hand, has her Halloween almost completely mapped out.

“Me and my sorority sisters are dressing up as the Village People, I’m going to be the sailor,” Harrington said. “We’re going to a club or party, request the ‘YMCA’ song and then give a performance.”

Other students will be partying in and around La Verne.

Diana Lopez, a sophomore liberal studies major from La Habra, said that she will be hanging out in La Verne with her friends.

“I’m hoping to go trick-or-treating in La Verne,” Lopez said. “And then I’ll probably go out with my friends.”

And still, other students will be doing some Halloween good for others.

Shanae Diaz, a sophomore political science major from Gallup, N.M., plans on sharing her Halloween happiness with other people.

“I was going to go to the Leroy Haynes Center and hand out candy,” Diaz said. “Maybe I’ll wear a scary shirt or something though.”

Despite the Halloween spirit, a few students will not be able to fully participate in all the night time fun.

Previous responsibilities will be distracting them from an evening of scares.

Sarah Vasquez, a sophomore psychology major from Fullerton, said that work will be her major priority Halloween night.

“I’ll probably be working,” Vasquez said. “But if I wasn’t working, I would definitely go trick-or-treating.”

Amanda Ochoa, a senior art history major from San Diego, said that going to class will not entirely crush her festive mood.

“I’m going to go to class dressed up because I have classes all day,” Ochoa said. “Then I’m going to go home and study for my midterm.”

For students who would like some ideas for Halloween, the Los Angeles area gives plenty of opportunities for a night of ghoulish fun. Universal Studios offers “Halloween Horror Nights,” while Six Flags Magic Mountain puts on “Fright Fest.” Knott’s Berry Farm turns into “Knott’s Scary Farm” and Disneyland dresses up its Haunted Mansion for “Halloween Time.”

Other ideas for a not-so-normal Halloween are Santa Monica Boulevard’s Halloween Carnival, held Tuesday, and Monster Massive, a giant concert-rave on Saturday at the Sports Arena and Coliseum in Los Angeles.

A couple other ideas are the “Boo at the Zoo” event held at the L.A. Zoo and “Dia De Los Muertos,” a block party held at Olvera Street on Nov. 1.

Whether prancing around in costume, handing out candy or screaming in mock terror, the University students will have plenty to do this Halloween season.

Lilia Cabello can be reached at lcabello@ulv.edu.

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