Halloween Hype

Halloween Night: Staying Home vs. Going Out — Viktoria Brajanovska

Going out on Halloween and trick-or-treating with your friends is the traditional thing to do on Halloween, but I will always prefer staying in and watching a movie or even carving pumpkins with my friends. I feel that staying in on Halloween is much easier rather than going out and having to be very careful on the streets. The streets are already very dangerous, but imagine how unpredictable they become on Halloween night, a night that’s all about the spooky side of life. 

Staying inside allows you to spend more time with your family and friends. You can perform many activities if you stay inside, like watching your favorite Halloween or horror movies. You could bake cookies and decorate them with your friends. 

Another factor that you will not have to worry about is the weather. Halloween is a fall holiday, so the weather can vary a lot. It could be freezing outside or very windy, making it difficult to do anything. If you were to stay inside, you could cozy up underneath a blanket and not have to worry about parts of your costume flying away or your hair getting messed up by the wind. 

Halloween is also much more enjoyable if you get the candy that you like. When you go trick or treating, you can never tell what kind of candy your neighbors are giving out. But if you stay home, you could buy your own bag of candy, and you don’t have to miss out on the experience of Halloween. 

Ultimately, I will always enjoy watching Halloween movies with my friends in a warm house while eating a bag of candy instead of going out and trick-or-treating. 


Vampires or Werewolves — Kennedy Starr

There has long been a debate over which is better: vampires or werewolves. Both have been haunting the minds of millions since the 1800s, and yet we still cannot decide which is better. After recently restarting my favorite show, True Blood, which centers around a small Louisiana town after vampires have “come out of the coffin,” the answer was clear to me: vampires! What is there not to like? They live in the darkness; they can do whatever their undead heart desires. Life is without rules. Not to mention their mystique and power. Based on this, it doesn’t surprise me that we have created tales throughout the centuries. Since there have been so many adaptations throughout time, the form of the vampire has always been everchanging. 

Whether it is Bill and Eric from The Sookie Stackhouse Novels or Edward from Twilight, vampires are just more exciting to us. As humans, we are always curious about life and death. I believe that is why vampires and supernatural creatures entice us so much. It’s a taste of danger without actually having to live it. Vampires through the years have transformed from scary to dreamboat romantics, but whichever you prefer, there is no denying that the infamous vampire has and will always leave a lasting bite mark in this world. 


Halloween or Christmas? — Faith Crossan

For those who celebrate, both Halloween and Christmas are incredibly exciting times in their year. The question is, which is more exciting? To any true holiday connoisseur, the answer is simple. It’s set on October 31st and involves lots and lots of treats. Halloween is superior in every way! On Christmas, you get about half an hour of fun opening presents, and then the rest of the day is spent meeting extremely distant relatives who can only seem to say one thing; “You’re so tall! [or] I met you when you were just this big!” In short, the day is full of awkward encounters. Halloween is the opposite! It is the one day of the year that you can safely walk up to stranger’s doors and get candy from them! Not to mention the countless classic spooky movies that you can binge. Overall, Halloween is the best holiday of the year; you get to be somebody else for a day, eat your body weight in candy, and watch R-rated movies.