A Harrowing History: Ghost Tour at the Orpheum

By Daisy Jasmine, Staff Writer   Writer’s Note: Disappointingly, most of the photos taken turned out blank or obscured by some strange light. I have included the few that developed at all. Apologies for the low quality, but I promise there is nothing suspicious about these images.   Hidden away on a small side-street, deep […]

Why Many Africans Do Not Celebrate Halloween

By Bethany-Angel Chijindu, Staff Writer Growing up in Nigeria and living in both Zambia and Kenya, Halloween was not a commonly celebrated holiday. This is in contrast with Christmas and Easter (the Christian holidays), Eid Al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha (Muslim Holidays), and other traditional festivals that are widely celebrated by the practitioners of each of […]

Short Story: The Group Project From Hell

By Chris Barton, Editor-in-Chief Professor ____ – Yesterday in class you had us fill out team evaluations. I’m sure that you noticed that I scored a particular member of my team rather harshly, and I’d like to explain why. First of all, I’d like to commend you on building a group that embodied the international […]

Super Spooky Superstitions

By Bryce Bower, Staff Writer I have spilled salt, walked under a ladder, broken a mirror, and had a black cat cross my path. To the best of my knowledge, I did not receive any extra bad luck because of these things. As an American, and having spent nearly 2 years in Europe, I feel […]

Top Halloween Costumes for T-birds

By Mary Grace Richardson, Editor-in-Chief It’s crunch time for deciding on Halloween costumes to wear this weekend. Though all year your conversations have probably been peppered with “Oh, that would make a great Halloween costume!” somehow all memories of those characters, animals, people or objects have drifted away, and now you’re drawing a blank. Since […]

5 Ways to Celebrate Halloween if You Don’t Like Being Scared

By Amanda Cardini, Staff Writer I’ll be the first to admit that I find no joy whatsoever in being scared. I’ve never understood the fascination with the frightening aspects of Halloween. I was always the kid that called her mom to be picked up from a sleepover early because the kids had decided to watch […]

Holiday Economics: The Narratives that Got Us Shopping

By Youfeng (Gloria) Pan, Staff Writer Halloween is coming. All the department stores are decorated Halloween-themed. All the pumpkins are in place. Cookies are colorful and cutely iced. They are ready to serve all the visitors and customers. How did Halloween storytelling, dancing and singing become a shopping festival? Did you know Santa Clause actually […]

Short Story: It was just a Nightmare…

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By Mackenzie Pedersen, Staff Writer … She was slumped at her kitchen table. She realized that the clock on the stove read 4:42 a.m., and that she had wearily stayed up all night, her tear stained face somber and puffy. She had spent the entirety of the evening reminiscing about him. She could feel the […]