Campus Organizations Strengthen Community at ‘Trunk-or-Treat’ Halloween Event

Catharine Li, Horizon Editor-in-Chief

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  • Laughing, freshmen Ella Steinheider and Hadyn Espinoza interact with trick-or-treaters. Students from each organization represented were eager to greet the attendees.

  • Members of the women’s basketball team smile upon meeting the first trick-or-treater at the event. Values of connection to community are evident across Westwood sports.

  • Robotics student Stuti Dwivedi ’24 uses face paint to create a Halloween inspired design on Gabin Leclercq ’25. The robotics program sold Halloween keychains called ‘Bots of Fright’ throughout the month of October.

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Making final touches, students set up spirited Halloween decorations alongside a specially curated playlist, transforming the field house for elementary-aged trick-or-treaters at the ‘Trunk or Treat’ held on Monday, Oct. 31.

Hosted by the Women’s Basketball team, several other campus organizations were invited to decorate a space and hand out candy. Many students coordinated costumes with their club, interacting with kids as they made their way from table to table.

“As Women’s Basketball, we don’t get a lot of people coming to our games, so this is a great way to put ourselves out there,” Lauren Jackson ‘23 said.

Strengthening connections to the local community, events such as this one are particularly special for Westwood sports teams, who frequently organize similar activities to give back locally.

“We just wanted to have fun with the kids. If they’re coming out, it’s good to show up for your community, and that’s what we do as a program,” Women’s Softball player Angelica Hernandez ‘24 said.