What did students do for Halloween this year?


Mary Keile

Halloween with Covid-19 this year.

Mary Keile, Staff Writer

On Halloween, many Woodside students went trick or treating and some students stayed home.

Director Rochelle Walensky from CDC said it’s okay if kids can go trick or treating. 

Rania Aburaheilleh, a senior at Woodside,  does not celebrate Halloween.

“My religion is Islam, [and] we don’t celebrate Halloween,” Aburaheilleh said. “Instead of trick or treating, we go to the park and I see my relatives. We also like to put Arabic music and dance.” 

Carlos Medina, a freshman at Woodside described what he likes about Halloween.

“I feel like dressing up for me, it’s a much more fun part of Halloween,” Medina said. “I really like trick or treating, [Halloween is] my favorite holiday. 

Some who decided not to go to parties, decided to go with a small group of friends.  

“I’m probably still gonna wear a mask, through the entire night. And I’m probably just going be with my friend,” Woodside senior Brynn Adasiewicz. “I’m not gonna be going to any parties… with a ton of people.”

Arielle Doernburg, a sophomore at Woodside, expressed what she’s doing for Halloween.

“People [who are a lot older are] intentionally scaring others,”  Doernburg said. “People try and put bad things in candy, [and they] mess with kids, which is horrible,” 

Halloween is a holiday for all ages. 

“It’s more of a holiday where literally anyone can be involved in, and it’s not something and it’s something that anyone can do,” Doernburg said.