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Students should show respect, sensitivity for others’ enjoyment of ‘basic’ items

Students should show respect, sensitivity for others’ enjoyment of ‘basic’ items

Carly Liao, Forum Editor October 31, 2022

It’s that time of year again: the autumnal chill sets in, Halloween decorations adorn the front of every house and of course, the sweet smell of pumpkin spice lattes wafts through the air. The latter...

Classic Halloween movies contain misogynistic portrayals of women, perpetuate stereotypes

Classic Halloween movies contain misogynistic portrayals of women, perpetuate stereotypes

Lise Desveaux, Centerfold Editor October 31, 2022

Wendy’s stuck in her bathroom. Her husband is approaching quickly, axe in hand. He hammers down the door with the intent to kill. Screaming and pleading, she is rendered helpless in a corner with no...

Beccas Choice: Jennifers Body (2009)

Becca’s Choice: “Jennifer’s Body” (2009)

Becca Wu, In-Depth Editor October 22, 2021

“Jennifer’s Body” is a movie that has aged like fine wine. Its subtle feminist messages were horribly received upon release (or they flew over the audience’s heads), but have been readily accepted...

Offensive Halloween Costumes Perpetuate Harmful Stereotypes for Minority Groups

Offensive Halloween Costumes Perpetuate Harmful Stereotypes for Minority Groups

Becca Wu, In-Depth Editor October 22, 2021

Cady Heron, protagonist of the iconic 2004 movie “Mean Girls,” is wrong about this one: “In girl world, Halloween is the one time of year a girl can dress like a total slut and no other girl can...

Trick-or-Treating As Teens Is Acceptable

Trick-or-Treating As Teens Is Acceptable

Sophia Stern, Business Manager, Social Media Editor October 22, 2021

Once we start growing up, we start to wonder about the right way to spend Halloween. After years of trick-or-treating, teens start to ask, “Are we too old for this?” There is no right age to stop...

Grace Liu

Halloween Aftermath: What do do with extra items: Leftover candy

Jessica Wang, Editor-in-Chief November 1, 2019

It’s the day after Halloween, and you’re in possession of the unthinkable: too much candy. Perhaps you’re starting to realize that you were overzealous in ringing doorbells the night before,...

graphic by Jocelyn Wang

Leftover Halloween candy

Genna Bishop, Copy Editor November 1, 2019

If you've ever dressed up for Halloween, you know the struggle of the aftermath. Costumes from past years pile up and soon turn into a graveyard of forgotten ensembles. Have you ever wondered what you...

What to do when you outgrow trick-or-treating (because Halloween is for all ages)

What to do when you outgrow trick-or-treating (because Halloween is for all ages)

Angela Wong, News Editor October 4, 2019

What do you commonly associate the beloved October holiday, Halloween, with? Students may picture the sweet taste of candy corn, visualize streets lined with children’s flamboyant costumes or envision...

DIY Halloween Pinterest crafts bring festivity: candle holders

DIY Halloween Pinterest crafts bring festivity: candle holders

lizakolbasov October 13, 2017

Written by Liza Kolbasov We all know the feeling: scrolling through your Pinterest feed, looking at the beautiful photos of flawless do-it-yourself (DIY) projects that could make your room look like...

Cultural appropriation of costumes calls for more awareness, sensitivity

Cultural appropriation of costumes calls for more awareness, sensitivity

lizakolbasov October 13, 2017

Written by Liza Kolbasov Halloween is coming up. All over, party stores are popping up, stocked with the usual costumes: black cats, witches, ghosts, skeletons and... terrorists? Native Americans?...

DIY Halloween Pinterest crafts bring festivity: Haunted Gingerbread House

Yael Livneh October 13, 2017

[wpvideo XElMtLPk] Written by Yael Livneh Gingerbread houses are traditionally associated with Christmas, but why stick to the status quo when you could explore new do-it-yourself (DIY) possibilities?...

USS Hornet Museum: Alameda

jackmallery October 13, 2017

Written by: Jack Mallery Sitting of the coast of Alameda, Calif., the battle-scarred USS Hornet has always had something special about it. After 18 months of active combat in World War II, the Hornet...

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