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Our modern day Halloween descended from various ancient traditions and festivals from nearly 2,000 years ago! Drawing by: Yasmin Myers

The spooky Hallow’s Eve history

Yasmin Myers November 10, 2020

 From carved beets to eerie rituals, our modern day Halloween is rooted in ancient traditions.  The Halloween holiday we know today has changed quite a bit from the Celtic celebrations that took place...

Are you too old for free candy?

Are you too old for free candy?

Audrey Flynn and Greta Pankratz October 17, 2019

Students say it depends on how sweet you are... it's a mixed bag! It’s spooky season cougars! Many students are talking about Halloween and what their plans might be. Some are debating on even going...

Hot Lettuce Episode 3: The Spooktober Spooktacular

Hot Lettuce Episode 3: The Spooktober Spooktacular

Miles Bennett October 31, 2018

Alright fellas, get ready for the Hot Lettuce Halloween special! Guest starring the ghost of Tom Cruise (but you can't hear him cuz he's a ghost). Cast: Miles Bennett, Max Bolle, Marie Tallent and...

A cartoon illustrates the different ways students may celebrate Halloween this year. Artwork by: Summer Yovano

Students during spooky season

Acacia Harrell and Archer Herring October 18, 2018

According to an article called, “Ancient Origins of Halloween” on, it’s believed that Halloween, Oct. 31, is a time when magic is most potent and spirits can make contact with the physical...

Opinion: The spooky season is upon us

Opinion: The spooky season is upon us

November 1, 2017

Halloween, the holiday that never gets old. Halloween is a holiday that many people celebrate arguably no matter what age they are. When one is younger, they typically go Trick-or-Treating, going...

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Opinion: Snow Chimp or no chimp?

Ryan Brocklehurst November 1, 2017

-By Ryan Brocklehurst- Once you’re in high school, don’t you think you’d be over dressing up for Halloween? I don’t care whether other people do it, it’s fun to dress up, but it seems so weird...

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