Senate Hosts Haunted House

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Brian Gamble, Managing Editor

The Upper School Senate hosted its sixth annual haunted house Friday, October 25, raising scares to a new level for around 60 attendees.

New this year, Upper School Senate President Stephen Moreno ’20 played Ghostbusters while students waited for a tour, which, instead of going through the humanities rooms like in previous years, went by the Learning Commons.

“I thought that this was more organized than in previous year,” Moreno said. “It allowed students to enjoy themselves while waiting to be scared, and the new path also offered up some new and unexpected scares.”

Once again, the free-of-charge event was designed by Trevor Sullivan ’11, founder of the live entertainment horror production company, Darkness Within.

A mixture of professional actors and student volunteers acted as scarers.

“It was definitely out of my comfort zone, but it was a good experience,” says Anja Westhues ’20, who volunteered to be a scarer.

Students entered the haunted house with a party of up to six members. This allowed people to experience and enjoy the event with friends.

“It’s much better with friends, as sharing an experience with someone is always more fun,” George Purdy ’23 said.

Moreno also provided students with an extensive snack bar in the Dining Commons, which featured pizza, candy, fries, soda, and chicken fingers.

With such a rousing success this year, one can only expect the haunted house to be even more thrilling in the years to come.