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Embracing School Spirit

Spirit Week makes a comeback at CHS as a lead up to the Halloween Dance. CHS students followed various themes for each day of the week to get into the Halloween Spirit.

Creative costumes filled the hallways throughout the week of Oct. 23-27, which marked CHS student’s calendars as the annual fall Spirit Week. The event, which typically leads up to Halloween, was moved so that its last day coincided with the Halloween Dance. This year, Spirit Week and the Halloween Dance were organized by Forum Council. Morgan McClease, co-president of Forum Council, helped plan the event.

“There was a whole committee dedicated to spirit week,” McClease said. “The spirit week committee created a list of a bunch of possible spirit week days and then all of forum council voted on it.”

Addi Hinesman, vice president of Forum Council, led the spirit week committee and organized google forms for the entirety of Forum Council to fill out. After the vote, leadership, which is composed of Forum Council’s co-presidents, vice president, secretary and treasurer, analyzed the results of the form and chose the five most popular themes, which were then assigned to each day of the week.

Hannah Crabtree puts on their wig for “Barbie Vs. Ken Day.” They dressed up “Malibu Business Barbie. “I like to go hard for spirit week because it helps shake things up in a fun way,“ Crabtree said. “I really like how many people participate at Community.”

The final line up had students swaddled up in pajamas on Monday, slinging “Anything But A Backpack” on Tuesday, dressed as Barbie or Ken on Wednesday, costumed by Forum on Thursday and wearing clothes from a certain decade by grade on Friday. The following Tuesday, Halloween, students wore their own costumes to show off their holiday spirit.

Parker Haymart, CHS senior, participated in all of spirit week but was especially excited to dress as “Beach Ken” on Wednesday. He wore a flower patterned shirt, striped shorts and sunglasses to emulate the character.

Haymart has tried to participate and soak in each day since this will be his last spirit week at CHS.

For anything but a backpack day, Haymart stuffed his notebooks and school supplies into a treasure chest which he carried around from class to class. He and his peers in the Brent Forum decided to collectively dress up as pirates for Forum Costume Day. On Thursday, he showed up to school with an eye patch and bandana similar to his fellow forumettes.

“As a senior, it’s a really fun last hurrah to do these things and dress up and show your silly side in our school,” Haymart said.

As Haymart realized that it could be his last Spirit Week ever, he began to feel sad that his time at CHS is gradually coming to a close. Nevertheless, he is excited for the possibility of a senior Spirit Week that Forum Council could potentially host in the Spring.

“It would be a really fun, nice way to end the year with the second spirit week like Forum Council did last year, so fingers crossed for that,” Haymart said.

Forum Council co-presidents considered this year’s fall Spirit Week to be a success. They hope that the tradition is continued in the future as a way to promote bonding

A trio of CHS freshmen dress up for Pajama Day. Lee Greenberg (right), wore matching patterned pajama pants with her friends. “Though not nearly enough people participated in Decades Day, it was amazing for the people who did participate,” Greenberg said.

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ISABELLA JACOB, Print Editor-in-Chief
Isabella (or Izzie) is a junior at Community and is thrilled to be continuing her journalism career. When she’s not watching Marvel movies or taking 0.5 pictures, she’s usually listening to her playlist, which contains music from M.I.A. to Kendrick Lamar. After school, you can find her objecting in mock trial, playing water polo for Huron, or drinking a surplus of chai. Her favorite part of journalism is talking about issues that don't get enough attention and advocating for the rights of immigrants and women of color.
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Morgan McClease, Social Media Editor-in-Chief
Morgan McClease is a senior and is entering her 4th year on staff and 2nd year as a social media EIC. In her free time, she enjoys reading, listening to music, and watching really bad 2000s TV shows and movies. When not at school you can find her at the dance studio or working at Sweetwaters making all kinds of drinks, her personal favorite is an apple cinnamon oat milk latte. She is very excited for her final year on staff and can't wait to see what is in store for The Communicator!
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Bridgette Kelly, Feature Editor
Bridgette Kelly is a senior continuing her second year on staff. She enjoys playing tennis, eating good food and taking walks.

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