5124207642_891199d47c_bIt’s time for that wonderful, spooky and exciting holiday that kicks off the fall: Halloween. On October 25 the Residential Hall Assembly (RHA) is holding its annual RHA’s All Hall-O-Ween. It’s trick-or-treating… in the residence halls!

The event is a great way to share the fun of Halloween with University families and local elementary school students. Residents can volunteer to give kids candy from their rooms — all candy is provided — or they can volunteer to be tour guides. The RHA is working with the East Bay Asian Youth Center to bus in children and their parents from Garfield Elementary School and La Escuelita Elementary School in Oakland to come trick-or-treat with the residents. In addition, the RHA is also providing buses for families living in University Village and the housing department. The event is funded using a portion of the $45 fee that every resident pays to the Residential and Student Services Program, so it’s a great chance to see your money at work!

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Yet another reason to leave your heart in San Francisco — recent rankings show that the City by the Bay is the nation’s best place to trick-or-treat.pumpkins

So for those of you done with midterms (as if they ever end), there’s no reason not to head into SF Monday night. Who cares if you’re a 20-year-old running around in a Scooby Doo outfit? The sugar makes it worth it. read more »

halloweenHalloween came a little early for the local elementary school kids. For the UC Berkeley residence halls … have no fear, for candy is here! Volunteers in every complex, in every building and on almost every floor were given a bag of candy for potential trick-or-treaters that might knock on their doors. Kids were given the opportunity to explore the Berkeley dorms as well as satisfy their sweet tooth.

“We didn’t decorate, but some people still gave out candy,” said freshman and  MCB major Arvin Javadi.

But was Halloween always about candy? We miss the good ol’ days read more »

It has come to our attention that the Bill in Support of the Halloween Meeting (you know, that one we sort of, vaguely endorsed about a week ago?) FAILED IN COMMITTEE! How this could possibly happen–even while the bill so explicitly stated that anyone who opposed it would be written off as a “nihilistic party pooper”–is simply baffling.

Maybe the senators didn’t want any goofy masks to obscure the effects of their austere countenances as beacons of order and incorruptible justice at a time when most of society succumbs to the temptations of sinful pagan revelry? Or maybe they’re all just humorless cheapskates. Either way, props to the author of the bill, Senator Eddie Nahabet, for walkin’ the walk–he brought candy to Wednesday’s meeting, anyway.

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This Week in ASUC: October 29 Meeting [Notes from the Field]

This Halloween, it’s the Great ASUC, Charlie Brown! On Wednesday, senators proposed a bill “In Support of the Halloween Meeting.” (And now we understand why ASUC meetings take 12 hours … )

The bill states, ” … WHEREAS, one of the main missions of this year’s Senate is to both increase outreach for the ASUC as well as accessibility and transparency for ASUC Senate meetings … THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the October 29th meeting of the ASUC Senate be declared the “Halloween Meeting” … ”

The bill goes on to encourage all ASUC senators and executives to “bring candy and food for guests and elected officials to ‘trick-or-treat’” and to come in costume. It also goes on to “condemn anyone who either votes against this bill or does not participate in the Halloween festivities as ‘depressing nihilistic party poopers.’” read more »