Trick-or-Treat Street Kicks off Halloweekend

1 min read

All images courtesy of Allegra Hoddie.


Trick-or-Treat Street (TOTS) was back this spooky season! Every year, the M-A community gathers to create a safe trick-or-treating environment for little ones and their parents to enjoy. Sporting adorable costumes, kids aged ten and under enjoyed candy, games, prizes, and more.

M-A clubs volunteered to decorate classrooms and hand out candy to trick-or-treaters.  Various wings across campus transported trick-or-treaters into vivid, haunted landscapes. This year, the door with the best decorations won a whopping fifty dollars. The money went to the Red Cross Club for their outstanding Plants vs. Zombies theme.

The Red Cross Club and their award-winning decorations

The cookie and pumpkin decorating, face paint, and popcorn stations were popular for kids of all ages. Countless other stations filled the Green, including music, a dance floor, and numerous carnival games.

The student-led face paint station

Junior Claire Chang, one of the committee chairs for the event, said, “I really like that M-A hosts events that aren’t just for M-A’s student body. Trick-or-Treat Street is one of my favorite events because of its selfless nature. It’s worthwhile when I put my all into planning and hosting it.” 

This year had an exceptional turnout. Chang said, “Trick-or-Treat Street is notorious for always running out of candy. I am so grateful that so many people came this year, but it was definitely more than we expected. For this reason, we made sure to establish ‘Runners,’ who were on standby if or when we needed to buy more candy.”

Chang gave a shout-out to juniors Avary Sheldon and Ariel Chien, sophomores Auden Jones and Gaelen Booth, and freshman Lila Weber. “They were all also part of the Trick-or-Treat Street committee and worked so hard to make this event a success,” she said.

Leadership students running a game of ring toss
A trick-or-treater dressed as Steve from Minecraft

Meredith, a longtime member of the M-A community, who knows the ins and outs of TOTS after her ninth consecutive year of bringing her kids to the event, said, “Trick-or-Treat Street is nice because it’s contained. There’s no ‘Are you going left or right?there are no cars, and everything is in the same area.” 

She also added, “Not everyone lives in a community where trick-or-treating is accessible and safe. Here you see a lot of the very little ones enjoying themselves and their parents are stress-free.”

The String Cheese Quartet added to the excitement by playing iconic Halloween hits throughout the night. Seniors Andrew Ahn* and Alex Chan, and juniors Minna Krastev and Lexi Chua performed beautiful instrumentals that added a spooky ambiance to the hallways.

The String Cheese Quartet live
Trick-or-treating in action

Trick-or-treater Zoe Edwards, who sported an oversized taco costume, said, “My favorite part of Trick or Treat Street is all the candy.” She also added, “I would come again next year.”

Huraman is a junior at M-A and in her first year of journalism. She is excited to write opinion pieces and try her hand at style watch. In her spare time, she enjoys playing lacrosse, traveling, and reading.

Latest from Blog