Wrapping up October with Red Ribbon Week


Maddie Bowman

Jamie Mullen (10) shows her spirit during red ribbon week by wearing a shark costume. On Friday students were encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes to support a substance free life style.

Brooke Wasson, features editor

Schools from all around the nation participate in Red Ribbon Week, which raises awareness about the effects of drugs and encourages a drug-free life. Starting on Oct. 26, Carlsbad High engages in this movement by hosting spirit days to encourage students to live a healthy lifestyle.

To start off the week, students are asked to wear red on Monday in support of the overall movement. The various signs around the school with “wear red, get candy” are no joke, ASB will be handing out candy to students wearing red.

On Tuesday, Carlsbad travels back in time for 80’s day. It’s time to search your parent’s closet–this is the day where high ponytails, leg warmers, sweatbands and anything neon is fashionably acceptable.

Wednesday is prep day, so it’s time to find a polo t-shirt and sweater vest and look as put-together as possible.

Although it is not Late-Start Wednesday, students may sleep in a little longer than usual this day. Feel free roll straight out of bed because Thursday is pajama day. Come dressed in those comfy clothes you wish you could wear all day–today you can.

Students can use Friday as a dress rehearsal for their Halloween costumes. As long as it follows dress code, students can finish up this spirit week by dressing in their favorite costume.

Even though this spirit week provides fun activities, Red Ribbon Week is an important cause. Students can support Red Ribbon Week by participating in the spirit days and living a drug-free and healthy life.