BOO! Candy. Costumes. Tricks. Treats. It is finally October, which means it is officially spooky season! Halloween is just around the corner and has been making leaps and bounds through the holiday rankings as many students around campus seem to enjoy the Halloween hype. A common saying that is always heard is “you’re too old […]
Candy. Costumes. Tricks. Treats.
It is finally October, which means it is officially spooky season! Halloween is just around the corner and has been making leaps and bounds through the holiday rankings as many students around campus seem to enjoy the Halloween hype.
A common saying that is always heard is “you’re too old to be trick or treating”.
“I think the cutoff should definitely be 17,” Ben Smith (‘24) says, while Lucas Calderon (‘24) disagrees: “Nothing, because I believe in happiness for all and equality for all”.
However, Braden McHugh (‘24) and Drew McClendon (‘24) agree with the cutoff being age 12.
While the boys had definitive answers, the girls had some discretion on when the age limit was.
“Once you reach teenage years, leave the candy for the kids,” Sydney Walsh (‘24) says.
“Not really, unless you’re a weirdo adult man who is kinda creepy,” Val Marquez (‘24) says.
Leaving candy for the kids is definitely something to abide by, but which candies are essential to have around this time of year?
“I like the sweet candy, like the fruity ones — I like Skittles, I like Sweet Tarts”, Braden says.
Sebastian Fernandez y Garcia (‘24), Val, and Drew all share the same favorite of all the candies: Reese’s Peanut Butter cups. My favorite candy is the KitKat and I’m glad some of my classmates agree with me.
“I’m a KitKat kinda guy”, Lucas shares. Ben agrees: “KitKat for sure”.
While there is no conclusion to which candy is overall the best, it can be best to assume chocolate rules all, unless you’re Braden.
Another standard for Halloween is the costume dress up, and no matter the age, this has always been a household tradition everywhere.
Lucas, Ben, Sebastian and Braden all have already decided that they are going to dress up this year. Drew is not a big costume guy, as he is not dressing up this year, but has in the past, as his favorite costume was a “blow up unicorn.”
Halloween seems to circulate childhood memories, and brings back that sense of childhood and back to the days where you could seem to do whatever and get away with it.
“I think it’s a top tier holiday”, Val says. “It’s like nostalgia mixed with like partying”.
“I would say the holiday itself is not [top three], but the events and season is definitely top three,” Lucas adds
The childhood memories can also have a correlation with how we used to decorate as kids or still do because decorating is a good way to get into the holiday spirit, especially for that lone night of the year.
“We used to [decorate for Halloween],” Sydney says. “It’s because my brother and I are older — it’s not the same”.
“Personally a couple weeks before”, Ben says about decorating for the holiday.
Others are not that festive.
“Like a day or two before,” Sebastian says. “I don’t know — I’m not a Halloween type of guy”.
Halloween is not for everybody, but for most, it is a great holiday in which you can dress up as whatever you want, act like a child, and eat as many sweet treats as you like. It truly is a wonderful time of year.