Last week, MAIA kicked off October with a series of spooktacular autumn and Halloween-themed events. This eerie extravaganza included a movie night, potion making, slime fest, Halloween history lessons, a scavenger hunt, and a trip to Salem, Massachusetts, one of America's scariest cities. Throughout the week, students and staff were creeping it real both on and off-campus.
Although Halloween is a popular holiday throughout the US, Salem's history gives MAIA students an opportunity to enjoy a unique experience during the spookiest month of the year. As students learned during their Halloween history lesson, Salem was the sight of the infamous Salem Witch Trials (1692-1693). Students visited Salem with several SAs to explore the town's history firsthand, including museums, historical architecture, and the famous graveyard memorials to the victims of the trial.