Trick or Treat: Halloween Kids Night

Trick or Treat: Halloween Kids Night

Parents paraded their children around in costumes that ranged from slightly scary to down right adorable. On Tuesday, Oct. 25, the Ballroom opened its doors for an event geared towards the non-traditional student parents and their children. Games and treats were available for all the participants young and old. With the unique student body, such […]

Halloween make-up do’s-and-don’t’s

Halloween make-up do’s-and-don’t’s

Remember the part in Mean Girls when Lindsey Lohan’s character walks into the Halloween party in her dead bride get-up while everyone else was dressed in lingerie and animal ears? That’s what we want to avoid.   It’s easy to get carried away with Halloween makeup and pull out all the stops to look just […]

Haunted Houses and Utah’s moral climate

Haunted Houses and Utah’s moral climate

There is no swearing allowed inside the Haunted Forest. Or smoking. Or drinking. Lewd behavior of all kinds is frowned upon in both the Haunted Forest and the Psycho Manor.   After all, this is a family establishment. You know, the kind where teenage girls get butchered right in front of you. Where blood-covered hillbillies […]

Last-minute costumes

Last-minute costumes

It’s bound to happen. An invitation to a costume party arrives at the last minute and you’re left scrambling to throw together something reminiscent of a costume.   The days of planning out a costume for the entire month of October are over. They are now filled with work schedules, essays and midterm exams. But […]

Zombies: the villains we need them to be

Zombies: the villains we need them to be

Throughout history each generation has had its monumental problem that at times has seemed insurmountable and infects everyone in sight. And just when it seemed that problem could not be conquered, in rode the hero.   Whether the hero was a white knight, or a man in tights with a bold S across his chest, […]

Something wicked: the history of Halloween

“Tis now the very witching time of night/When churchyards yawn and Hell itself breathes out contagion to this world.”   Hamlet was speaking of the time between dark and light, the time when shadows are longest and the veil between this world and the next is at its thinnest. The time when “grim, grinning ghosts […]

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