On October 29, UHL students decorated the house to prepare
for the Trick or Treat Street. The Trick or Treat Street at 9th Street
Park allows children from nearby neighborhoods to have a safe space to trick or
treat a few days before Halloween. The UHL program participated by not only
have decorations, but also by having students in costumes hand out candy to
Derrick Gallegos (2016, Pre-Med) dressed up as Superman.
While some of the decorated houses on 9th Street Park scared the
children, Derrick’s costume helped allay their fear. "It was boring until the
kids showed up and I wanted to eat the candy," Derrick said.
Activities at the Trick or Treat Street included things like
a football toss and knocking down dolls. Unlike previous years, there were more
adult oriented attractions, like loud music and scarier house decorations.
However, the UHLers were there to pass out candy to kids first and foremost.
"I think we had better candy than other houses," Derrick
said. "They were passing out dum-dums and tootsie rolls."