STORY AND PHOTO BY GHADA MAHMOUD
Halloween, less commonly known as All Hallows’ Eve, is a celebration observed in many countries on Oct. 31. Many students at Cypress College celebrate Halloween by decorating their houses, trick-or-treating, wearing their favorite costumes, or going to Halloween events.
Jessica Cerda, an Art major at Cypress College, loves the color palette of the holiday since it reminds her of autumn. She celebrates almost every year by wearing a costume and giving out candy to trick-or-treaters.
“Every country should celebrate Halloween if they have time and knowledge, because a lot of people do not know anything about it,” Cerda said. “It would be cool if Cypress College let us wear Halloween’s costumes.”
The Career Planning Center and Transfer Center at Cypress College organized a haunted house on Tuesday, Oct. 11. The event was held on the second floor of the Student Center where they offered treats and had all sorts of prizes.
Those who attended the event were able to win prizes when filling out a form talking about transferring from Cypress College. In addition to students winning prizes, they were also able to enjoy their time by posing for a Halloween/Cypress themed photobooth.
Suhani Patel, a Nursing Major at Cypress College talks about her opinions on Halloween and how she celebrates each year.
“We celebrate Halloween, and I think every country should celebrate it because it is fun,” Patel said. “We decorate in front of our house every year and we go to different places to see the house’s decoration because this is my favorite part.”
Halloween is an enjoyable holiday for lots of students at Cypress College, they celebrate it in many different ways and it reminds them that autumn is here.