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Too Old For Halloween?

To trick-or-treat, or not to trick-or-treat: that is the question — and the Talon went to find out the answer. Some people think that some Halloween festivities, such as the beloved tradition of dressing up and getting pillow cases full of candy, are exclusively for children; however, here at Christian Brothers, there are still┬áthose who […]

To trick-or-treat, or not to trick-or-treat: that is the question — and the Talon went to find out the answer.

Some people think that some Halloween festivities, such as the beloved tradition of dressing up and getting pillow cases full of candy, are exclusively for children; however, here at Christian Brothers, there are still those who believe that trick-or-treating is not just for kids.

Part of the fun of Halloween is dressing up, making it the one day out of the entire year where you can be anything you desire. For senior Maddy Meng (’14), this, plus the free candy, is her favorite thing about the holiday.

“I love dressing up,” the enthusiastic senior says, adding that she thinks Halloween is “fun for all ages.”

Many other people at CB would agree with Maddy’s statement including English teacher and costume goer Mr. Tony Caselli ’97.

For Mr. Caselli, there is no age limit on trick-or-treating but he feels that those who participate should put forth some effort into their costumes.

“I love Halloween and I love to see people get creative with their costumes and to me the reward for that is candy,” he says.

However, there are still those who have some reservations about people our age trick-or-treating.

Even though Ms. Annie Hoekman believes that Halloween is “fun to do,” she still sees how some people may have some concerns about a group of young adults standing at their doorstep asking for candy.

“I think for teenagers it’s fun but for people answering the doors it’s not as much fun,” she explains, meaning that some people may be intimidated by teenagers at their door.

Other adults at CB agree with Ms. Hoekman’s concerns including Religion teacher Mr. Paul Havey ’81.

According to Mr. Havey, the whole idea of teenagers trick-or-treating is quite odd but he still feels that they should have the right to enjoy the Halloween festivities.

“I think that teens should have the right to do Halloween [but] it’s just awkward [answering the door].”

Even though opinions vary, there is one thing we can all agree on- Halloween is fun for everyone.

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