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Students circle the holiday tree in the courtyard of Kirkland House on Monday evening. Members of Kirkland’s House Committee set up the tree earlier that afternoon, according to HoCo member Melissa Balding ’17.
Students decorate the dining hall of Kirkland House with wreaths and lights on Monday evening.
A parent allows his curious child to touch ornaments on a tree during this year’s Christmas tree lighting event at The Charles Hotel.
Veterans, students in ROTC, and supportive community members begin running up the steps of Harvard Stadium. They gathered on Veteran’s Day to support past and present veterans and raise money for the Warrior Scholar Project.
A young woman wearing a shaggy, red, tendril-adorned hat cradles a glass of beer next to us, nodding along to two men dressed in navy sweaters. Across from her, a blue-haired lady claps in earnest beneath orange streamers. A man wearing a neon green dinosaur onesie holds his costume’s accompanying hat while bopping along to the fading bass. Masks and carved pumpkins, empty mozzarella stick containers, and half-filled bottles lay strewn around the bar.
Though undergraduate houses are now assigned randomly, each has maintained idiosyncrasies from the good ole’, pre-90s days when students could self-select. Flyby asked around campus to find the top three wackiest house traditions—both well-known and otherwise—that have long endured.
Students await judgement for best costume at the Cambridge Queen’s Head Pub on Saturday night. The contest was a part of Haunted Hall, a College-wide Halloween party that took place in Annenberg.
Student-carved pumpkins create a festive and spooky atmosphere on Friday evening.
Peabody Museum visitors examine a table full of objects associated with the Day of the Dead. This setup is part of the Peabody Museum's celebration of the Day of the Dead for local families.
Polly R. Hubbard, the Peabody Museum’s education manager, described the holiday as a way of “welcoming back spirits of people who have passed on...with joy and happiness, and remembering what they were like...instead of woefully missing them.”
During a Halloween-themed Lowell Tea, Housemasters Diana L. Eck and Dorothy A. Austin serve tea to visiting students. The housemasters host Lowell Tea, which is open to all undergraduates, every week.
Performers and audience members at the Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration pose for a photo in Harvard Yard on Monday.